Sunday, November 28, 2010


Thanksgiving this year was pretty epic. With the Nelsons in Santa Barbara now we are getting a big socal crew. We had this great talent show. We are about to perform booty, foot shimmying. Because I have the biggest booty I was elected to be on these ladies feet - so fun! Katherine and I did a song with the guitar and all the teenagers had Ryan Miller at the piano playing the music from Mario Brothers and they all acted out the creative. And I think my favorite was Cubby who sang the primary birthday song where she changed it to be "I have a boyfriend, shout hooray"! It was super hilarious.

Other than that it was more of the classic amazing Santa Barbara things - here we are watching dolphins. Amazing!

Grandpa was certainly enjoying himself.

Thanksgiving dinner was at the Nelsons house. It was really beautiful and dinner was really great. Before dinner we all went around and said something we were grateful for. I was just grateful to be there in that room with that many people that I was so great!

Look at all these great guys! What wonderful men - cleaning up after dinner.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing all kinds of crazy things. Tennis, surfing, kayaking, eating and going back and forth between the Mann's and the Nelsons house. Daren and I went out on the kayaks one day and we were just sitting out in the kelp and we saw tons of schools of fish and we saw several dolphins and a sea lion ducked right under my kayak. The great thing about having access to the Hope Ranch private beach is that since there are not many people there, there was always tons of wildlife. It was a great time in Santa Barbara as usual.