Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Themed Thanksgiving

We seemed to have a bit of a themed Thanksgiving this year at my parent's house. This was not done on purpose. Let me back up. . .

We arrived at my parent's house on Thursday morning after spending a few days relaxing and pigging out at the Mobleys. Daisy went in ahead of us with a pink scarf to announce our big news. After hugs and celebrations we settled in for more food and visiting. None of us were overly impressed with the Black Friday sales, so we skipped that tradition.

The next morning we decided to head out and see what was left. Have you ever tried to get nine people out of the house and moving? This was not a simple process. We ended up going in different directions for a bit with a plan to meet up later. The Bed, Bath, and Beyond was having a sale in which you could take 20% off your entire purchase, not just one item. The BB&B in Winston Salem has a HUGE baby selection as well, so we spent some time there. Mama could not fathom how expensive everything was. She kept saying over and over that she just couldn't believe it. Even with the 20% deal, we didn't see anything we needed.

The boy car called and said they were headed to Gander Mountain (a massive camping and outdoor store). Mama scurried us to the car so we could get there quickly. She was on a mission to check out their gun selection. Mama and Daddy spent the next 30 minutes analyzing guns while the Wardlets entertained ourselves with some people-watching and iPhone fun. By this point this preggers mama was struggling. It had been hours since I ate and I needed a nap. Daddy sensed my frustration and as we were leaving he went back into the store to get something he thought would cheer me up-season 1 of Duck Dynasty!

This is when our themed weekend really takes off. Have y'all heard of the magic that is Duck Dynasty? It's the story of the Robertson clan and the multi-million dollar empire they have created around duck calls. I know it sounds crazy. That's because it is. This people are unlike any others that you have ever met. Or, maybe you have, but that would make it that much better! We piled into the den and proceeded to watch three and a half hours of their antics before we got into our own.

Daddy had found out about a local Boy Scout troop that was doing a turkey shoot fundraiser. For $20 you got eight shots at a target. After hours of watching the Robertsons doing the same thing, and making it look easy, we thought we'd give it a go! Who knew David had a secret talent for shooting? He won us an actual turkey! After a few hours of shooting fun, we headed home to watch more Duck Dynasty.

Daddy giving Mama a few tips.

David and Tyler plotting.

Daddy teaching Manda how to shoot.

 Abby even gave it a go!

We're already planning more marathons for Christmas vacation and perhaps a little more shooting. Maybe we'll have our own show a few years down the road!


  1. I love Duck Dynasty. It is the most entertaining show! Looks like a fun black friday(:

  2. Bahaha we love DD over at our house! We actually bought the same DVD for my bro for Christmas. Glad you had a good time!

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