Saturday, November 26, 2011

Franksgiving, 2011

This year's was, in my opinion, our best Franksgiving yet!

In keeping with our Tour of Camps tradition, the extended Frank family visited a new camp this year for Thanksgiving.  We stayed from Wednesday until Saturday, and it was a lovely place!   Right here in North Carolina (we loved our short drive), the camp is called Hickory Cove and it's right on a lake. 

This was the view from my bed each morning:
One of the best features of the camp was the nice big kitchen.  It definitely was useful for preparing the big Thanksgiving dinner:

And the dining hall was plenty big enough for our 23-member family to eat together!

Besides cooking and eating, we also got to do crafts, play a Not-So-Newleywed Game, hike, canoe, play football and soccer, and hang out together. 

And we had a little early Christmas time, too...

All in all, it was a very nice, relaxed, happy time.  We are grateful for a beautiful spot and a chance to play and talk to our far-away family members.

(In the picture above, Nate is being goofy, Colsen insisted on being cross-eyed, and Andrew was sleeping -- it's been a hard year at the Academy.)

It is fun to see all the cousins together.... college students, high school student, middle school student, elementary school students, and preschoolers. Next time we all gather one of those cousins will be getting married! The family continues to grow.... another thing to be thankful for.

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