Monday, November 30

traditions

I love family traditions. I love that Tyson's family has traditions, and my family has traditions, and we pick and choose the ones we love and make up our own...

Thanksgiving traditions in the Scott household are numerous and kinda wacky... check here and here for the last two Thanksgivings, or read below, because the point of a tradition is to do it every year. :)

We headed to the park to enjoy THE BEST breakfast burritos this side of the Mississippi, hang with the cousins, and play kickball. Now that we are starting to be outnumbered by little ones, the parachute came into effect this time around.




Then it is time to head back to the house to prepare for Thanksgiving...

I was in the kitchen with my mother in law making yummy hors'dervours...



while Tyson and Merrick set up the shooting gallery in the back yard...

Then we ate the glorious hors'devours while the rest of dinner finished.




But we were happy because we got to shoot things the way the pilgrims and the indians did. We like to be authentic.




Look at that determination...


Tyson tries to add a little something new to the mix every year. One year it was gasoline and candles. You shot the candle, and hope it landed in the gasoline.

Exciting times...

This year, my father in law found 4 cases of Caffeine free Diet Coke that was four years old at his work. He brought it home for us. How nice!


We would shake those bad boys up and put them up on the gallery. They would EXPLODE! Don't believe click on the below pictures for a better view.



After all the shooting and eating, we ate dinner! My SIL Kenz and I decorated the table... I loved it!


We used candles from Brianna's wedding and wrapped them with paper with letters spelling out:


We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Black Friday came, and I did some shopping in the morning with my sister in law. We got some GREAT deals! The boys put up the Christmas lights,

and we went to go see Blindside. (Which is an excellent movie!)

We are grateful for family and friends! We are glad we got to spend time with you, and missed most of you! Loves!

7 love notes:

Jon and Becky said...

Sam would like to know why you're shooting toys. "Toys? We don't shoot toys. We shoot soda cans. Why would they shoot toys?"
Because they're Scotts honey. They're Scotts.

Jessica said...

That looks like FUN! And your skirt is awesome.

jenny said...

i didn't realize you shoot things for easter and thanksgiving. what about christmas? ha.

Susan said...

ha! I liked the authenticity of shooting in a skirt, sitting. :)

The Blind Side was awesome!

Jen Scott said...

Jenny,
We don't shoot for Easter, we run to the top of the hill, and roll the Easter eggs down it (which usually turns into a egg fight), shooting is solely a Thanksgiving tradition.

Amy said...

Love that picture of Berkleigh licking her lips while day dreaming about hors'devours!

Megan said...

Thanks so much for posting pics. It was great to see how the traditions live on. Ethan was bummed we didn't have breakfast burritos. He wrote about this tradition for a school assignment. Funny huh. Thanks for documenting the event so I felt like we were vicariously there.