Saturday, November 28, 2009

We've Been Good, But We Can't Last

First, I need to apologize as this week's tag got a bit fumbled. Dmarks intended to tag Ananda Girl and told me that. I think I was meant to pass that on to her, but didn't and by Thursday morning I was going Uh-oh! I had a quick chat conference with the Alien and he made the executive decision to just put up a word...that word, of course...LATE. Sorry about the mix up guys...but good word, right? Better LATE than never? I think so.

On Thanksgiving, we ended up running a little LATE. Girlie Girl had her regular hair straightening ritual, then we had to go by and pick up both my mom and Miss Personality. It was the four generation girl car. Kick Back Dude had the rest of his family, including Princess Diva's mom who was in town. And of course, before we all set off we had to stop for a road snack or two. So yeah, we were running a little LATE.
Here is my dad and stepmom's house, where we finally did arrive...really only the tiniest bit LATE.

Right before our Thanksgiving meal was served, my dad had to stand and give a little speech. He does it every year and never seems to get any better at it. It starts off kind of like a blessing, but this year devolved into him quizzing Girlie Girl about why the pilgrims came to begin with, talking about soldiers, which I guess is nice, and he always ends with wishing us a safe drive home, which makes us feel like we should be leaving soon.

You can see the little guys just gather around the chips...their lunch was LATE :-)

Anyway, in spite of some LATE activities, it turned out to be a very nice day. Have you been LATE for anything LATEly? Hope some of you get to play, in spite of the LATE arrival of the word. And thanks for stopping by and right on time, too!


Tara said...

The fact that your dad gives such a funky speech on Thanksgiving made me giggle a bit. I'm wondering if I should make more announcements during festive occasions. Very random ones to confuse everyone.. I like the idea. :)

laura b. said...

Tara: Yes, the best thing to do is just to capture everyone's attention and begin speaking in a totally random way. Sure to produce many surreal memories to enjoy for years to come :-)

Churlita said...

I loved your LATE shots. Happy belated Thanksgiving.

Sebastien said...

I try to avoid giving speeches, as they always seem to amp up the crowd and result in a massive riot. I inspire a lot of passion in people. Mostly the destructive kind.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Thank you :-)

Sebastien: are kind of a motivational speaker for the slightly unhinged? Awesome!