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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving, Minnesota style

Our Thanksgiving weekend, was spent at my sister's, with her and her husband and their daughter's. As far as people go, you will find no better people. They have a home out in the middle of a wooded area, that is breath taking beautiful. It is their sanctuary and they open it up to anyone that wants to come. They are hardworking, fun, generous, laid back, easy going type of people, that have the gift of hospitality. Besides eating lots of good food and drinking some excellent wines, and a few cold beers, our Thanksgiving weekend was spent Minnesota style, bundled up outside... playing in the woods, sitting around the fire outside, going for tractor and 4 wheeler rides, sliding around on the frozen pond next to their house, helping haul and stack wood, sharing lots of laughter and my most favorite, sitting in the hot tub, while it snowed and watching the deer come up to eat.

The only time we left their place, was to go to a fish house parade. The turn out for this parade is amazing and everyone has a good time. The people get pretty creative with these fish houses and some go all out. It was hilarious and my little people had a blast. Here are the kinds of things you see at a fish house parade....

My two little spectators...loving the parade...loving all the candy that was thrown.



Even Santa was one of the spectators!

Try explaining to a 2 and 3 year old how Santa can watch the parade AND be in the parade!







Last, but not least, no parade is complete without roller derby girls.

6 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

"Try explaining to a 2 and 3 year old how Santa can watch the parade AND be in the parade!" I love that...good luck.
The pictures are wonderful and the description of your weekend with family sounds just perfect. So glad you had a nice time and shared it with ME. ;)
Suz

Brittany Danielle said...

lol i agree with "busy bee suz" ha ha I had to share it with my roommates! I'm sure you had an excellent way to explain it! You're a smart and creative! lol plus.. again they are only 2 and 3!

thistle said...

At first i was wondering what a 'fish house' was and then the light bulb went on...the guys in my family have to go a bit more north in order to use a fish...they have an annual trip in search of 'Walter', the elusive big one in Pavillion Lake...i'll have to tell my dad about this post, he'll get a kick out of it LOL...

SciFi Dad said...

We're getting ready for the same question (2 Santas) here too. We're going with "Santa's Helpers" who all communicate with the real Santa regularly.

Also? The roller derby girl in pink? Interesting outfit for a Christmas parade. Just sayin'.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Looks like great fun! I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

I have a little something for you over at my site. Congrats!

Bina said...

Oh my Gosh, there place sounds so freaking awesome! I would LOVE it there! That is my kind of place. The woods, the fire wood, the 4 wheeler, the hot tub in the snow watching deer. I wish I could have come there for Thanksgiving! And that parade looks great, too!