We were delighted to have some of our best friends come visit over Thanksgiving! Besides the usual Thanksgiving festivities, there was a whole lot of playing & bonding going on between our kids! To say that Jake is extremely fond of Jereme is a gross understatement! And, Jereme played the big brother role very well!
Our girls requested a Chopped competition while the Gordons were visiting, modeled after the Food Network show called Chopped. Jereme & Shanan teamed up against Zaynah & Alyssa. Ali did the shopping & came home with the "basket items": salmon, jicama, citrus, ginger, & cashews. It did get pretty heated in the kitchen, but the good news is that no one got hurt, the food was not overcooked or undercooked, & they figured out how to work together!! Fantastic, really! And...there was some really, truly tasty food at the end of it all. :) Seriously, it was great to see their creativity at work!
|Jereme and Shanan working hard in the kitchen|
|The final lineup for the Chopped competition, we had one last commercial before we announced the results|
|Team Jereme/Shanan on the left, Team Zaynah/Alyssa on the right, judges were mixed and awarded a tie.|
Greg, Jereme, & Zaynah also went skiing with Steve, Shanan & Alyssa. Shanan enjoyed skiing with friends much more than just with Steve & Alyssa. Everything is better with friends, right?? :)
|Great day for skiing, it wasn't even that cold|
|Alyssa posing on the slope|
All in all, it was a great visit. It was truly a treat to have the chance to spend Thanksgiving with friends! We miss you, Gordons! :)
|Thanksgiving Dinner with pecan pie for dessert that Alyssa made|