Sunday, November 30, 2014

Turkeys at Lake Gaston

This Thanksgiving, the HarHughGuid clan decided to gather at an amazing house on Lake Gaston for the long holiday weekend.
The house was enormous, had enough actual beds for all 15 of us (meaning no blow up mattresses had to be hauled around),a huge kitchen with every possible utensil, pot, pan or other kitchen gadget we could have ever needed, and a large table with chairs for almost of all us to sit down at the same time.
But most importantly, the lake house had a fabulous game room in the basement big enough for all nine kids to hang out in their own little world!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with tons of food and just as much love and gratitude to go around.

Sandy made the day extra special by creating a Thankful Tree in which we all decorated with leaves that said the many things that we are thankful for.

To ward off the chilly temperatures, we had a toasty fire going every day and we had lots of fun activities to keep us busy.

We played LOTS of Qwirkle.
Built and decorated gingerbread houses.
Ate lots of delicious meals.
Completed fun themed worksheets that teacher Sandy pulled out when the kids - and apparently Jason - got a bit too rowdy!
We had a Dirty Santa gift exchange that included some interesting gifts!
Jason and Jeni created a HarHughGuid kids version of Chopped! by giving each kid a plate of foods with which to create culinary magic. 

Us adult judges had to choke down some interesting combinations of cheese, candy cane, chex mix and yeast rolls. {shudder!}

We had nightly bonfires by the water and entertained each other with songs, jokes and acting silly.

Best of all, a couple of very brave Duguid souls did a Polar Bear plunge into Lake Gaston!

We had a wonderful time and look forward to the next grand HarHughGuid adventure!

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