We woke up to an absolutely beautiful day here. We had nothing on the agenda which is odd for us on a major holiday like this. Usually we are traveling to either my parents or Mark's. But today, Mark was on-call. That means he carried "the phone" with him all day and night and if they call him out on an issue of any kind, he has to respond within 20 minutes. So there would be no traveling to my parents house (8 hours away) or to his (2 hours away). So, we slept in, ate bacon and eggs for breakfast and pondered what restaurant we would eat at later in the day.
No, horror of horrors, I did NOT cook. Mark and I discussed it and he did not want me to have to go to all of that work for just 4 of us. I thought that was mighty sweet, and took him up on it!
We had plenty of offers to eat with other people, but I am married to a man who thinks eating Thanksgiving dinner with someone other than your OWN family is sacrilegious! So we were on our own! More on that later.
The kids decided they wanted to play WAR with dad outside. So they all got dressed and headed outside to fight various enemies (whom I will not name lest some people think we are prejudice, which we are not)...I walked outside to take pictures and this is what I am greeted with:
Mark hiding from Will and Caroline!
Mark decided a tree was his best bet to stay hidden...not so much though. He was untouchable, but not hidden! Caroline was mad he was so far up because she wanted to "rope" him (tie him to a tree).
Mark spotted something way down in the woods, so off the three musketeers went to locate and identify it (it was trash). They had fun on their adventure though!