Friday, November 27, 2009

Philly Trip

Note to readers: Philadelphia will be referred to as Philly here on out after several pronounciation attempts by Zachary resulted in "Philadorthea".  We officially give up, and rename the place, "Philly".

After some thought, we decided to join the Casey side of the family in Philly for Thanksgiving.  The Mathis family planned to drive up from Atlanta, and we agreed it was time for Sophie's first plane ride.

After a near heart attack inducing delay announcement, and subsequent cancellation of said delay (unfortunately after I spent a small fortune in ice cream to keep us entertained), we boarded the plane to Phily and arrived with little excitement. 

We got to the Cliggett's house and got settled in, and had a great time catching up with the family.  The Agstens and Mathises came over and all the kids started playing right away! 

On Wednesday, the men folk had a morning tee time and enjoyed a rainy day of golf while the ladies did some Thanksgiving prep - pie baking, etc.  We had a great time at the Agstens for dinner that night!

Thanksgiving day started innocently enough, till the grass caught on fire.  No fire pit for us. :( 
It was wonderful to all be together, laughing, talking, gambling, etc.

Friday we packed up for our big trip home, and everyone suprised me with an early birthday card.  I cried, of course.

We made it back, safe and sound, and our flight arrived 1 hour early.  The kids were beat, and glad to be back home, but I hope that at least Zachary has memories of this trip for a long time.

Steve and Janice on Thanksgiving Day

Zachary and Charlie Munn - Check out the matching eyebrows!

Sophie and Auntie Gina

Renee, Casey, Cynthia, and Maryann

Kristen and Kaitlyn

All the cousins - Kristen, Casey, Mike, Will, Eric, Sean, Renee, Megan, Kaitlyn, TJ, Savannah, Caroline, Charlie, Alana, Kylie, Charlie, Lexie, Zachary and Sophie

Should have taken a pic of the grownups too, but they were: MaryAnn, Billy, Wendy, Cynthia, Scooter, Janice, Steve, Gina, Tom, Steven, Becky, Ashton

I feel like I'm forgetting someone, so whomever that is, I am sorry!!

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope we can do it again!