over Thanksgiving weekend at my folks house, my oldest son got a little life lesson – climbing the ladder doesn’t always lead any where.
actually, my father needed a new string attached to the pulley at the top of his flagpole (you can just see the flagpole next to my son’s right leg), so that we could fly a Michigan State flag that weekend. my dad, my brother-in-law and I held the ladder almost straight up and steadied it so that my son could climb up and replace the rope at the top.
Thanksgiving weekend was like the previous weekends this November – quite warm for this time of year, so we spent some time outdoors – with the cousins playing in my folks yard, and my wife and mother finding grapevines and the like to make some fall/winter themed crafty house decorations. and as usual, we had several amazing meals with large quantities of food – and this year’s turkey was amazing! my father used a brine solution on the turkey, and the white meat was much juicier than usual. my sister made these cute little walnut sailboat namecards for the main Thanksgiving meal.