Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Hollow

As we do every year for Thanksgiving (except for that one fateful year that we couldn't get off work and had to eat at Luby's and Randy cried like a baby for a week), we went over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house (aka Hawkins Hollow) for some deep friend cajun turkey and the best cornbread stuffing this side of the Ozarks. This is the view from the Varnell's front porch. You can almost see all the kids in the distance playing...or killing each other...tomato-tomahto.

This is Randy and his brother, Steven. I'm pretty sure this was after we had eaten. They were taking a breather.

Rachel and I did a little bit of hiking/walking with one of my nieces.

I took this picture after we got back from our walk. There's a hill that goes up to the house that I call the booty buster because it kills! So I took a breather halfway up the hill and sat with my sweet mother-in-law and my youngest niece. That's their house in the background.

It was Sienna's 5th birthday, so we had a bonfire and roasted hot dogs! It was so nice outside.

Then we went in for some strawberry birthday cake and Sienna did the honors. She got her Razorback cheerleader uniform for her birthday!

So apparantly there was also a fashion shoot going on too. This is Rachel with her cousin Annabel and her friend Raney.

We had such a restful and relaxing time as always and can't wait to get back for Christmas. Notice I didn't take any pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner. My camera was still in the car and I was too committed to the stuffing to get up and get it. We are so blessed to have such an amazing family and a place where we can go and remember what's important in life. Thanks, NiNi and Pawpaw.

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