Monday, November 30, 2009

Scenes from Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Minnesota this year, with Rob's family. It was a good time. Here are some photos. Note: I shot these with my old camera (an advanced point and shoot). A few days later, I got a new camera. I will tell you all about it later. Anyway this post is kind of a farewell to the old Panasonic. It served me well, and I swore I'd never sell it. But things change.

This is Sophie. She hosted the first Thanksgiving family gathering of the day:

Sophie had the rest of her family hard at work, making food. Here, Ellen is making gravy. She has the most important chef's tool (glass of wine) in hand:

Uncle Neal is carving turkey. Look at the determination on his face:

Wait, let's get a closer look at that pie...

Look at the steam coming off the gravy:

And check out this spread...

I know I probably should have taken the plastic wrap off the bowls for the picture, but I didn't want to ruin Thanksgiving dinner just for a blog photo. I'm not a food photographer. Or a food stylist. I don't know how these things work.

Nom nom nom... This is someone's plate, all loaded up:

Ellen has a turkey leg:

I liked the centerpiece:

And the pretty glasses:

Lola tried to pose as a human in order to trick us into serving her Thanksgiving dinner. It didn't work, but I did get some cute photos out of the deal:

Hey, it's not easy being a dog.

Driving to the next place, family gathering #2:

Lola... so.... sleeeeeepy:

Rob's mom's side of the family enjoyed a rousing game of poker, a Thanksgiving tradition (I think, but I could just be making that up). This dog wanted to play cards. He knows when to hold 'em, knows when to fold 'em, knows when to walk away....

Rob showed up late because he had to work. He quickly realized he had a rat on his shoulder.

Dogs playing cards, pirate/parrot rats on shoulders... Isn't Thanksgiving crazy!?



Laura, Lance, and Vito November 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

Murph wasn't invited and a rat was?!

Kristi W. November 30, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

Murphy was there! I just didn't get any pictures of him. He was too hyper.

Elle December 3, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

Great pictures! That gravy was fantastic, I might add. No lumps! Would you mind emailing some of those pics my way?

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