Turkey Day 2013

Well, another holiday is over….on to Christmas! 🙂

But, here is documentation that we did, in fact, celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.

We drove to Waco on Wednesday afternoon and had dinner at Panera Bread* with my parents and the Derrick girls.


Dawn, me, Ally, Lindsey, and Sarah

The Derricks have been a part of my life since 1998….I started babysitting them when Sarah was not even one years old and now she is 16! 🙂

I love seeing them when I can….

On Thursday my mom hosted the Brister Thanksgiving at her house, so we didn’t really have to GO anywhere, just wake up early and help with the preparations. We had about 12 people at her house, so that was nice…..and, because, I was terrible at picture-taking, I have NO pictures from that day…..

Thursday afternoon, around 4:30, we hopped in the car and drove over to Hamilton. We tried to make there in time to see David, Paul’s brother, which we did. We saw him long enough to say hello and snap one quick picture….

The original Tanner five Donna, Susan, Paul, David, and Mike

The original Tanner five
Donna, Susan, Paul, David, and Mike

Thursday night we just spent hanging out and playing Bubble Talk*……it was so fun!

CAM01969Friday we went to Stephenville and had lunch with “Uncle” Jake and “Aunt” Dorothy (which is really just Jake and Dorothy’s restaurant) but every time we go to Hamilton, we drive over to Stephenville to eat there, so they have lovingly become part of the family…..

Friday afternoon Paul decided he was going to clean out his old room (that he shared with his brother)–it was LONG process which consisted of throwing away stuff that had probably not seen the light of day in 15+ years. And he reminisced as he went through stuff….

I have NO WORDS!!

I have NO WORDS!!

not sure why he had this hat.....

not sure why he had this hat…..

It was H-O-T!

It was H-O-T!

And, why did he have a clown wig?

And, why did he have a clown wig?

Friday night was another night “in” playing Balderdash. I had never played before, but it was fun, too.

CAM01983We left Hamilton on Saturday morning around 10:00 and spent the rest of the day in Cameron, hanging out with Kris, Heidi, and Aubrey. We got home around 4:30, just in time for the 2nd half of the Baylor game.

So, not a bad Thanksgiving…..just enough time away from home (not too short/not too long).

Now we wait until Christmas and do it all over again!


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