Saturday, December 10, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Every year we go back to my home town for Thanksgiving in Southern Colorado. My parents still live there and Steve's grandparents live there. We have made a tradition of going to Southern Colorado every year for Thanksgiving. 

Some other traditions we have started over Thanksgiving break are shooting pumpkins, family bowling championships, turkey trot, two Thanksgivings, visit the lake, Black Friday shopping, and family pictures. 

Shooting pumpkins:

My dad always grows a garden every summer. By Thanksgiving there are always leftover pumpkins that are starting to rot. We gather them all up and head out to the forest to go shooting. It is one of my favorite things to do over break.

Family bowling championships:

We started this tradition three years ago. We always play two games. The first game is a practice/warm up game. The second game is the real deal. Whoever has the highest score has bragging rights until the next Thanksgiving. Each year more and more people join. Year one, Steve took first place. Year two, I took first place and year three Steve took first place again. You can say our house hold is the one to beat! :) The winners are on the top row and the losers are on the bottom row. It goes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. from left to right. 

Year 2014
Year 2015
Year 2016
Turkey trot:

The turkey trot is a Flint tradition. Most of his family would run in that race every year. This year Steve's uncle ran, his nephew and his brother Scott. Scott killed it! He took fifth place over all and probably would have beat Steve if he would have run. At least that's what I tell Steve. ;)


We go to Steve's grandparents on Thanksgiving day and then the day after we have another Thanksgiving at my families house. It's a win win! 


We always find time to go up into the mountains and play around on the beautiful lakes. These lakes are absolutely beautiful. Some winters the water is so low we can play in the soft sands. Averi loved throwing snow and rocks in the water. 

Laue Family Photos:

During Thanksgiving break we always take my families, family pictures. We need to get it together and do it earlier in the season so it's not so cold. Luckily, it wasn't too cold this time. We had the best weather the whole week. 

Averi loves going to grandma and grandpas house because there is so much to explore. This year the weather was beautiful! We played outside all week with just a light jacket on. Averi loved the trampoline this trip. She figured out how to jump up and down on it. She loved the swing set, especially when grandpa would push her. She loved petting the neighbors horse and giving it lots of kisses. But her favorite part of grandma and grandpas house was still riding on the lawn mower with grandpa. 

The Flints ~ XOXO

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