This year OSU Thanksgiving was close to home—Andy and John (as well as everyone else who helped) cooked up a fantastic dinner at Riverside Lodge at Lake Isabella Park. Sophie spent a lot of time playing with Danielle and Christi.
As always, peeling potatoes is a chore when dinner is for 30+ people!
Sophie wore her OSU jersey for the occasion (Jen and Mark, it still fits!) and showed off her Go Buckeyes board book to everyone.
Waving a blanket with Ashley is always fun.
Then, Sophie realized there was an entire park to explore outside. As such, I spent most of my time outside. We walked.
We admired bare trees.
We gave Dad a kiss when he took a quick break to come and find us.
We explored a cobweb-filled wildlife viewing structure.
We played with fallen leaves.
We watched the two-hand-touch football game.
We waved to ducks.
And then, thankful and exhausted, I held a very-heavy Sophie for a rather long nap.
After dinner, Jason started a fire in the huge stone fireplace.
A sea of red.
Thanks for another great Thanksgiving, Andy and John!
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. —Ralph Waldo Emerson