Friday, December 2, 2016

Fall Events and Thanksmas 2016

This year's Fritel Thanksmas was at nephew Brad and Maureen's.
They have a 3-car heated garage which was great for our gang (42)
The day after Thanksgiving, we headed to Grand Forks
for the UND hockey game and some pool time.
The grandkids are sporting their
"I survived Fritel Thanksmas 2016" shirts
Color code: Orange (Trina's), pink (Ana's) green (Sara's), blue (Jimmy's)
Julia would not sit by herself, so Sara got in the pic :-)

Scenes from Brad and Maureen's
First we ate (too much)
Getting ready for the gift exchange: Brad explains the "rules"
This year's theme was the letter "t" (we are spelling "Fritel")
Bob drew the lowest number, so he chose first
from the stack of gifts pictured below

 Nicole and Eric's new baby, Cora, met the gang on Thanksmas
 A variety of "characters" and a great choice of "t" gifts :-)
Front: Claire, Ari & Matthew, Jett & Caiden, Doug J. & Julia, Maureen & Haylee, Sara & RJ
Seated: Trina, Diane, Cecelia, Lydia, Nicole & Cora, Annika, Grace, Ana, & Samantha
Row 3: Bob, Brad & Kimber, Tom, Andrea, Kathy, Eric & Jace, Barb, Steve, Kelly & Luke
Back: Jerry F., Jerry B., Jill, Doug F., Jay, Connor, Suzanne, & Jimmy

Fun and games at the farm the whole week of Thanksgiving
with 22 of us sleeping in various locations in the house!
 Ari and Claire put on a show including "props"
which I am still finding under the furniture
 Gymnast Caiden. Does Ari look interested??
Attempt at a card game
 I think they're watching Charlie Brown
 Doug and Jett admire the Christmas tree
Bob cut from the barn that blew over at Ritterman's.
The sign was from the old KC hall in Rugby
 Julia and Doug
 Jimmy guards the bucket of German potato salad
 One quiet moment: Caiden, Grace, Kelly, Julia, and Bob
 Sara, Julia, RJ, and Doug enjoying our nice November!
 "Slide rules" Annika, Cecelia, Lydia
 Sasquatch Squad: Caiden, Annika, Ariana, Jett
Lunch bunch: Cecelia, Lydia, Claire, and Ari
Sisters-in-law at the UND hockey game
Diane, Barb, Kathy, Wendy