November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving in Inwood, Iowa 2012


Thanksgiving in Inwood, Iowa 2012
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for November 25, 2012


We headed to Grandma's farm for Thanksgiving.   Good Food.  Good friends.  Good family.  Good times! 


Uncle Jerry carved the turkey.  She was a good bird.  I like to think she lived a long, exciting life and then died of natural causes before donating her body to the grocery store to help us celebrate our time of thankfulness.  


The boys got to spend the holiday with not one, but two grandmas!!  Avery just about overdosed on sweets and treats!


Luke's weakness is Grandma Pancakes.  They're a little bit too thin for my taste, but I'm glad he gets to enjoy them.


We sure were happy to spend some time with Aunt Marian on Thanksgiving.  I think she was kind of glad to see us as well.


At the end of the night, Chuck and I sat down to tackle a very challenging puzzle.  It took us quite a bit of sweat and tears to complete it, but we toasted our good fortune once the last piece was placed!


It was pretty cold and windy while we were there, so we didn't spend a lot of time outside.  Although we did go out to one of the buildings to help Uncle Jerry move a trailer.  Well, he pretty much moved it and I put my arms on it and did my best to look like I was struggling.


On Saturday night, we went into Sioux Falls, South Dakota to catch the home opener for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.   They're part of professional basketball's D League.  I'm not sure who's grading these things, but that seemed about right to me.


At least it helped us answer the burning question, "Whatever happened to Minnesota Timberwolves point guard, Troy Hudson?"  Now we know...


Grandma Leona was happy to spend some time with Thunder.  Apparently they've had eyes for one another for some time now.


The game was a lot of fun, but then suddenly at half time these two dudes snuck on the floor and started climbing all over one another.  I kept waiting for an usher or someone to go shoo them away, but nobody ever did.  Apparently they're pretty loose about this kind of stuff in South Dakota.