Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving activities, Days 2 and 3

The Ashton family is quite a bit different from the Johnson family. Thanksgiving with the Ashtons was made up of the 12 of us. The Johnson family Thanksgiving consisted of 12 adults and 23 kids ranging from 17 years old down to 2 years old. Let me just say that 35 family members can make a lot of noise.

We had a nice dinner with the Ashton family on Thanksgiving which also included everyone going to an afternoon movie of 'Enchanted.' We then waddled our way home after eating way too much.Our family has a tradition of going down to the family ranch the day after Thanksgiving. It works out great because all of the Johnson kids can spend Thanksgiving day with their inlaws and then head down to Emery County the day after for another huge feast and some fun.

As usual, it was a great time. Brodi got to go out and do some 4-wheeling with her niece Mary Martha and also to go out alone with Carter and his two little cousins Hope and Faith. The ranch has a bunch of long stretches of dirt roads to have fun...nothing quite like going into winds and 30 degree weather but they were dressed for it.

Carter loves going down there because he gets to ride the horses. He has rode a horse by himself for the past 3 years and this year was no exception and he was none too pleased when he finally had to get off. He is becoming a little cowboy.
Beckham even got on the horse and rode by himself. After a couple of minutes, he realized that he was all alone on top of a big animal and he became a bit nervous, but he sure did enjoy it for a bit. We also had some great food, a mean game of Uno with all of our nieces and nephews and some fun hanging out time. All in all, it was a great weekend and a long holiday. We headed on home just in time to catch the Utes lose to BYU in yet another late game heroics from the team in blue. A depressing way to end a terrific couple of days.

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