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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gobble Gobble!

Oh what a delicious holiday we had! All the turkey and fixin's consumed made up for the many miles that were driven over the week!

We left on Friday at Zoe's bedtime and drove through the night. The thought was that Zoe would be asleep the whole drive and thus make our drive easier. Zoe did sleep the entire 9 or so hour drive, but that meant that when we arrived at Grandma G's at 4am, Zoe was ready to play while Mom and Dad wanted to sleep! So on the drive back, we left at 1 in the afternoon. I spent the afternoon in the back seat entertaining Zoe while she was awake until she went to bed at her usual bedtime of 6pm. We got home at 10:30pm, but we all were ready to sleep some more. But I'm getting ahead of myself...

We stayed at Grandma Gill's for the first couple days. Zoe was so excited to see her Grandmother! Grandma G, Zoe, and I had fun playing together as Everett tiled the hallway. Yes, Everett tiled the hallway and part of a small room in Grandma G's house. I do have a "before" picture, but no "after" picture. But trust us, it looks good!

I then left on the 3 hour drive to my parent's house where Zoe was smothered with love from her Papa, Grandma B, and Auntie Tara. As you can see, Zoe loves her Papa:

And her Grandma sure can make her laugh:

While there, Zoe had her first Disney experience! We went to EPCOT one night and had a blast! We ate in Germany and listened to the entertainment of a full German Band, complete with large horns and bells!

By this time, Thanksgiving was upon us and I drove back up north to Granny and Granddaddy Gill's place for a Thanksgiving feast shared by the whole Gill clan. On the way, Zoe and I stopped at my Dad's work for lunch where he showed off Zoe to everyone there, including Yvonne, while completely ignoring me!

Thanksgiving day was so much fun at the Gills. Unfortunately we forgot the camera at Grandma G's house so I don't have any pictures of the big dinner with some 30-odd adults and kids running around, enough fried turkey to feed an army, smoked pork, mac-n-cheese, dressing, peas, 'taters (white and sweet), and too many yummy desserts to name here. Luckily, Granny was prepared and we snapped these pictures with her camera. Zoe loved meeting and playing with all her cousins! And you can see, that when Zoe got tuckered out, Granny was able to rock her to sleep as only a Granny can do.


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