Sunday, November 29, 2009

a lovely thanksgiving, retro style

We had Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house. Jason, Molly and Hayden were there. And also my Grandma. And my Aunt Brenda (Craig spent the day at the church, painting).
The dinner was delicious.

But the best part of the day was enjoying some memories of days gone past. We went totally retro. From the dishes from my parents' wedding to the Magic Eye book to the ugly vintage Christmas sweater to the antique video game, Pong.
We had quite the walk down memory lane.

So in case the newspaper clipping of Jeremy, circa 1979, wasn't retro enough for you, please enjoy a few pictures of our "Retro" Thanksgiving Day.

Scott and Erika were there for awhile. Scott ate his typical Thanksgiving dinner: Pepsi and rolls. He so wishes the pilgrims had ordered pizza for the first Thanksgiving, instead of shooting a turkey!

Desserts are always a big hit! Pumpkin pie, apple pie, Mississippi Mud Dessert. Yum!!

The real fun began when Jason headed to the basement to look for an ugly sweater. Have you been to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?

I tend to believe there are even uglier sweaters to be found in the basement. But this one will serve its purpose.

While searching through the basement (which is ten times better than any thrift store, by the way), Jason hit the mother-load. Pong!! For you young chickadees, this was the first video game system. Even before Atari.

And what's better than finding Pong? Finding out that it still works!

I think the idea of Pong was a lot more fun than actually playing it! But the guys and kids did enjoy a few games.

And the weather was absolutely amazing!! Hard to believe it was the end of November!

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, too!
(Even though I doubt yours could top finding Pong!)


  1. What a fun idea...looks like you all had a great time!
    Oh and by the way...I wasn't very nice by the end of pictures either if that makes you feel any better. ;)

  2. I really enjoyed reading this! How fun!!