In a few hours we’re piling in the truck and heading down to Eugene, where we’re staying the night. Tomorrow we’re having Thanksgiving dinner at JB’s brother’s fiancee’s parents’ house, which is . . . a first, but it’ll be nice to meet them before the wedding in January. I am very much hoping the kids will be in good moods and that no one barfs on anyone’s fancy sofa.

After that, we’ll drive down to Coos Bay to JB’s parents’ and stay there through the weekend, before making the long-ass trek back home. Thankfully, Christmas is at our house this year so NO SEVEN HOUR ROAD TRIPS IN DECEMBER YAY.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I know, it’s kind of an unoriginal question, but I always enjoy hearing about your plans.

PS: Some silly recent video, set to the tunes of Fatboy Slim:


70 Responses to “Taking a break from packing to post this”

  1. Clueless But Hopeful Mama on November 26th, 2008 2:31 pm

    We are hosting my in-laws and friends with their two kids. So that means 6 adults, two potty training 2 year olds, a 14 month old and ONE BATHROOM. It’s supposed to rain here in LA which is, of course, so needed in this barren, dry wasteland and also TOTALLY UNFAIR. We’re going to BBQ that damned turkey in the garage if we have to and try to figure out what the hell to do with the kids if not let them run around the yard and eat leaves.


  2. Amy on November 26th, 2008 2:38 pm

    My husband is portugese and his grandmother started a family t-day breakfast a million years ago. His mom, her sisters and brother still keep it going. They each host it once every four years. It has now grown to over 60 people what with the kids, their kids and the outlaws (we are not in-laws). They get together the Sunday before and make the marinade for the pork (wine and garlic and other yummy stuff) and prep the inyums (phonetic spelling…like taro root). Then we all get toghether on Thanksgiving morning and have “pork and grease” and fizzes. It’s crazy, but fun. AND THEN we get to haul the kids to my family’s standard turkey dinner. But we’re all in and around Sacramento, SO NO LONG ASS DRIVES FOR THIS CLAN! Good luck and enjoy!

  3. Carrot Cake on November 26th, 2008 3:13 pm

    We are getting up early Thursday morning to drive 3 1/2 hours north of Minneapolis to the hubby’s parents’ cabin on Big Thunder Lake. It’s just far enough away from city/suburban life to feel like we’re stepping into a different world. The air will be crisper, stars brighter, and food is tastier. A couple of years ago we got into the Petron Silver and I ended up skinny dipping in 32 degree water with our realtor, who is also their neighbor up north. Nothing inappropriate happened. It’s a cabin tradition of sorts that is hard to explain unless you’ve been there. :)

  4. Sonia on November 26th, 2008 3:43 pm

    We are staying home, YAY! We usually host here, but didn’t last year as our kitchen was torn out and in the middle of a remodel. I guess missing one year got folks out of the habit of coming over! So it’s me, the hubby and our boy. Who is turning 8 tomorrow. We’re adding a birthday cake into the mix, and just having a super mellow holiday. We’re really looking forward to it actually. Though I am prepared for my husband, the social butterfly, to sit up half way through the day and be sad that no one is around.

  5. Kate on November 26th, 2008 3:57 pm

    Once again we are spending the day at home, just the three of us, and I’m really looking forward to it. We’ll have a big to-do at Christmas, so it’s nice to have one holiday quiet and peaceful.

    My husband is going to make his famous, delicious roast and we’ll have lots of the usual side dishes. We’ve got a couple Netflix to watch. And in what has become a post-meal tradition, my daughter and I will decorate the Christmas tree in the evening.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and an easy road trip in the meantime :)

  6. Ashlea on November 26th, 2008 3:59 pm

    Thanksgiving?? What Thanksgiving??

    Well I will be working. We dont celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia. But it sounds great though!

  7. Kari on November 26th, 2008 4:08 pm

    God help me, Riley kills me every time. And when did Dylan start crawling?

  8. Stephanie on November 26th, 2008 5:01 pm

    Great video! We will be going to my sisters house in Oakland (20 minutes away) for brunch then driving to Santa Rosa (1.5 hours from there) for the usual turkey day stuff. Hopefully Lauren will take her nap on the way there because if she doesn’t then we are SCREWED. But I don’t have to cook anything so I’m happy!

  9. Erin on November 26th, 2008 5:41 pm

    We’re staying home. I was all for pizza tomorrow… I refuse to go to the supermarket at Thanksgiving but Hubby went this morning. Oh well… enjoy your trip!

  10. Maureen on November 26th, 2008 6:21 pm

    I will be having a lovely day with my husband and daughter. We live about 3000 miles from the nearest relative-so no one is interested in joining us, and that is A-OK by me.

    I cook for Thanksgiving, my husband usually makes dinner so this somehow became my big hurrah. I will make a big turkey, we will foodsave lots of the leftovers, set the table with my china, and love every minute!

  11. Kat on November 26th, 2008 7:13 pm

    “Where’s the Wenches?” Your kids are the best. Your son is the cutest pirate!

    I’m Canadian, and I don’t know any American’s living in Toronto so I shall be cleaning my house tomorrow (Thursday) and working on Saturday. On Sunday I’m going to cut down my Christmas tree and then my family are going to decorate it and make a wonderful dinner for my Mom since she’s leaving for the west coast on Monday.

  12. AmyQ on November 26th, 2008 9:56 pm

    I am also in Canada, so feeling a little left out of the festivities. We had our Thanksgiving a month ago. It is full on Christmas around these parts already! The rest of this week is pretty normal stuff, but I am doing a craft market on the weekend so getting ready for that. woop.

  13. AmyQ on November 26th, 2008 9:58 pm

    Just realized my last comment had the wrong weblink to it. I do not own a bookshop. In case you were wondering which you probably weren’t. kthxbai.

  14. Barbara on November 27th, 2008 7:42 am

    Gas was $169.9 at Costco yesterday. It’s a world gone mad! ;)

    Husband went to brother/sis-in-law’s last night (across town but he’s staying till Friday) and I am enjoying a quiet day with the cat in a house all to myself.

  15. Ms. W on November 27th, 2008 7:44 am

    I can make it back to my home-home in California to see family, so my fiancee and I are driving up to DC to be tourist-y (although not especially Thanksgiving-y. The Smithsonian Museum of American History recently reopened after three years of renovations, so we a very excited to see it!

  16. iidly on November 27th, 2008 3:11 pm

    I am cooking for 15:) Gobble Gobble

  17. Christie on November 27th, 2008 4:54 pm

    Every year for 32 years my familyhas done the traditional insane family gathering. This year due to some unavoidable issues we opted to celebrte the holiday on Saturday! So, we made the trip from IL to MI last evening and today we ate a nice lunch with my mom, mom and I went to the movies while my husband, stepdad and little brother all played video games (literally they have been playing since 11:30am EST and its now almost 7:00pm), and at 9pm we are headed out to go cosmic bowling….now thats THANKSGIVING!

  18. Leah on November 27th, 2008 6:50 pm

    We have one of those guitars too (and some sort of amp thing). Riley can join our band.

  19. The Gori Wife on December 3rd, 2008 10:04 pm

    I love the “ooh, fail!” part. I’m always doing that too. Damn you failblog!

  20. hegellreant on December 29th, 2008 2:51 pm

    gviobosftsuviezlwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch ;)

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