11.28.2009

A simple life...





Yes.


Yes...we bowl.


It's a yearly tradition......


after we stuff ourselves...we don't walk around the block...we actually ..head to the bowling alley....

bumper bowling if you will....because ...

well...

how can you go wrong with a little bumper ball?

This was the first year since Mason was born that we were alone for thanksgiving....and i
vowed to make something other than mac n cheese.
I'm still a wee bit impressed with myself....and not that i didn't think
i could do it...
but it turned out really good.
and i did it all myself....but kinda hard to go wrong when you are just cooking for a family of five.
Sorry...there are not pictures of the table set....there are no pictures of us eating....
nope...
none of the food...
no mashed potatoes....no herb and cranberry stuffing...
nope...
none of the children eating all of the pumpkin pie in one sitting...
none of that
just one picture..
of shoes.
colorful...coordinated...and tied perfectly...
happy shoes.
xo



41 comments:

caren said...

Great tradition! Congratulations on cooking Thanksgiving dinner ..... something I still haven't done.

The Little Red Shop said...

Sounds like a lovely day!

: )

Julie M.

Simply Me Art said...

We had several years where my kids Loved Bowling. Loving those shoes too. Oh, I think you have Single Handedly started a New Trend in the Blog World by he way...The whole Large Word Text seems to by Flying around, I see it everywhere. Your a Trend Setter! Love it...xo Have a Wonderful Weekend, Jamie

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What a fun way to spend the day! And bowling once a year is worth it just for the shoe shot alone.

Laura said...

right when we sat down at our table, before we started eating, my hubby asked if I wanted to take a picture..

I said NO, and started to dig it

love the shoes...way better than another pic of a bowl of potatoes

Rusty said...

I love bowling but I always have the bumpers up too! Like you said, how can you go wrong with bumper ball!? Well done you for making the thanksgiving dinner!

Tammy said...

What a sweet post. Love the photo. We enjoy bowling once in a blue moon around here, too. Good clean family fun.
Have a lovely weekend.
Tammy

Martha said...

Love the shoe picture! So glad you had a great time...sounds so much fun and a great tradition to have:)

littlebyrd said...

perfect. I hope you had a wonderful day.....it sure sounds like it ;)

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

that sounds like fun!!

And you all rock the shoes. : )

Leah C said...

Oh it sounds like a fun time! I haven't been bowling in soooo long; but I'm really bad at it... I doubt that a bumper would help my game! We were a small group at the table this year, too. Few or many, family togetherness is what it's all about:) Love that photo!

vicki archer said...

Great shot Kasey....much better than any food shot could ever be, xv.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Sounds fun! Our family loves to go bowling, but we haven't for a while. Thanks for the reminder! I Love the pic of the shoes. I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

Very cute! WTG on making the real deal! I am sure your family was very appreciative! :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

What a fun tradition! We love to go bowling. It sound's like your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have to say our Thanksgiving was unique and a first...because of our remodeling, I did not cook a thing...we went out! That is a first and hopefully the last for us. lol. We did see a great movie after, Planet 51...very cute and funny. I overall am just thankful for my life with a great family! Hugs and love friend!

~Victoria~

Wendy said...

My neighbors are from Indy and their first Thanksgiving here alone, we invited them to dinner with us. They RSVP stating "only if we bowl with them after dinner" So we did and what a fun tradition!!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

You forgot to share your SCORES :-)
Happy Holidays,
Cheryl

Brenna LaPray said...

I love a good bowling game! It sounds like your Thanksgiving was a success! I hope you get some free time with family in town.

Chez Zizi said...

So if there are no pictures of the food or enjoying said food how can we be sure you made dinner at all? I am just kidding. Very cool.
I actually sat down to the big dinner and did not want it. My husband thought I was crazy, even asked, "what is wrong with you?" Nothing, just did not want it.
Had a great time with family anyway. I love your tradition, may have to try it too.
Lots of love in this season,
Zizette

Beth Perry said...

happy thanksgiving!

secret agent mama said...

This is the perfect tradition! I think I may adopt it.

Where have you been? Equally, where have I been?

It's a pleasure to "meet" you, Kasey!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hello my dear! Glad your Thanksgiving was a success. Loving the perfectly tied velcro shoes. ;-)

Have a lovely Sunday!!

Shelley in SC said...

Love it!! There's just something special about a non-traditional twist to your Thanksgiving!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a grand idea! I really suck at bowling, so it lacks the fun factor for me. Don't cha just love the shoes:)

MelBakes said...

I love the shoes! That sounds like such a fun idea, I might have to do that next Thanksgiving! :o)

Rue said...

We are soooo bad. We didn't walk, bowl... nothin'. We just ate pie and my mom's cheesecake. Yup BAD.

xoxo,
rue

Tiffany said...

That picture made me smile. I love that you have that picture to remember your Thanksgiving as a family. So precious.

Seriously, you can't go wrong with bowling? How can you not have fun especially if it is bumper bowling and you never have to get a gutter ball?

Mary said...

How fun! Love the rockin' shoes, by the way. Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Its the simple things... ;o) ~mary~

Federica said...

A lot of fun! That pictures is sooo pretty!
Have a sweet day!

susan said...

can i be a part of your family?
I love it.
Susan

Tracey said...

Your phone takes great pics...very cute! Hope you had a nice time last night :)

Chat soon...

:) T

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Nothing happier than bowling shoes... nope, nothing.

I think that is a hilarious and fun tradition!!! Much better than sitting around after the meal and letting the triptafan (sp?) take over your body.

paperbird said...

great photograph- sounds like a fun tradition :)

paperhill said...

i love bowling with the kids we do it a couple times a year, gotta love the shoes! we always use the bumpers too! xo

The Flying Bee said...

fun! sounds like y'all had a great day! :)

xo,
Adrienne

PamperingBeki said...

Sounds like a perfectly wonderful day!

The Story of Lilly said...

Love this picture! Thanks for the reminder that simplicity is often the very best thing to offer our children.

Joyce said...

Glad you had FUN with the family and the matching shoes. Happy happies.

Very Entertaining said...

What a great way to get the family (and great shoes) together!

Debra said...

It is soooo good to have your family traditions. This is something your kids will always think of at Thanksgiving time and when the talk about Thanksgiving in their family.

prashant said...

We enjoy bowling once in a blue moon around here

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