Happy Thanksgiving! (American This Time)

February 2, 2009

As has been the tradition for the last few years, we headed off to the Midwest to celebrate thanksgiving (American this time, not Canadian!)  As usual, we flew into Minneapolis and crashed with Dale and Jess.

Since we flew in on a Monday night, we only stuck around long enough for breakfast on Tuesday and then drove over to Wausau.  The drive is about three hours, and thankfully Sophie is a great car traveller and slept the whole way.

The weather was generally sunny, although the temperatures were in the 20’s.  We spent a little time sightseeing in downtown Wausau (yes it is that small.)

Thanksgiving dinner was just a small group this year: Us, Debbie’s mom, her brother and his kids.

Sophie was really hungry so she ate a lot of turkey.

After dinner we needed to move around a bit, so we walked down to the local park for a little fresh air.

The next day we went over to the local art museum to take in some culture.

They had a really nice “hands-on” section for the kids.

We had gone to this same museum back in 2005 when I flew out to WI to meet Debbie’s mom for the first time. Here we are in front of the same statue in 2005 and 2008.

Here’s a nice picture of all three generations.

On Saturday, we drove back to Minneapolis to spend the weekend with Dale and Jess. We mainly just spent the weekend hanging out. The girls drank their coffee in the living room watching The Devil Wears Prada while the men stayed in the kitchen, brewing beer and smoking meat.

It did snow overnight while we were there, so we dressed Sophie up in her pink bunny suit and she got to play in the snow for the first time.

And of course one of Sophie’s favorite parts about our visit was playing with Smithers and Quimby.

Finally it was time to fly home to San Diego to defrost. Thanks Grammy and Dale and Jess for everything you did to make Sophie feel at home and have a great Thanksgiving!

Here’s a link to the full album:

2008-11-27 Thanksgiving


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