Random images and events from Thanksgiving Week 2012. With Teen Daughter camped out with Southern Parents there was a lot of commuting between The Land and the Ancestral Manor. Monday and Tuesday were work days so the "weekend" didn't really pick up until Wednesday and to further complicate matters Southern Man has been down with some kind of winter malady so Wednesday kicked off with a visit to his doctor, who prescribed about a hundred dollars worth of pills and liquids and inhalers. But that evening Southern Man and Teen Daughter ran around a bit and she saw a movie in which Southern Man had no interest so he hiked around and geocached instead. There are limits to what a father will do with his daughter and Breaking Dawn Part II exceeds them. And then we did a little pre-Black-Friday reconnoitering and had dinner and called it a night.
Thanksgiving Dinner was at the Ancestral Manor.
Teen Daughter and Southern Son.
Stella is a Good Dog!
A friendly game of "I Doubt It."
Now, given his druthers Southern Man would spend Black Friday as far away from town as possible, but he has a Teen Daughter who wanted to hit Kohls at midnight for some winter clothes she'd picked out earlier, so we did. The lines weren't too long, Teen Daughter got what she wanted, and Southern Man picked up a leather jacket he'd admired earlier but put back when he saw the $300 price tag. Black Friday price $80 and he got $30 in "Kohl's Cash" to spend after Christmas so he was a happy Black Friday shopper.
Friday afternoon Teen Daughter elected to try out a trampoline park in town, where she jumped for a couple of hours. And for some reason all of the pics we took were stored on the phone as tiny little thumbnails. Well, there is a reason. It's the reason I usually don't let Teen Daughter play with the phone. But it appears to be back to normal now.
Southern Man spent a little time on Saturday helping Southern Father work on the south end of his barn.
Southern Father and Southern Man went in 50/50 on that scaffolding about fifteen years ago. It's been back and forth many times now.
"Put that camera away and hand me the level!"
Back on the ground.
Gleaning in the pecan orchard behind the barn.
Southern Man's singles group had a Thanksgiving Dinner / football watch party that afternoon.
Paul and Yo pretend to carve the turkey.
And finally after church and lunch on Sunday Southern Man took Teen Daughter to the airport for the trip back to her mother's house.
At the airport.
And there's another Thanksgiving week. Southern Man has lots to be thankful for. Lord, you've blessed us beyond measure, and we are truly thankful. Amen.