This Thanksgiving we made a trip to Siloam Springs, Arkansas for a huge family reunion on my husband’s side of the family. We stayed with Brent’s uncle, Kim, at his amazing house in the woods…
We missed the peak of the changing leaves, but there were still TONS of leaves to play in. Which all the cousins took full advantage of!
This is my gorgeous sister in law, Shelley and her daughter, Delaney. They are both so photogenic! And her son Jack…who has the most amazing smile.
Here’s a picture of Brent and his brother, Scott (Shelley’s husband) on the porch. They look like they belong in Arkansas!
And Jillian with Daddy on the porch…looking like a native Arkansan as well!
Here are some of the cousins together on a little bridge…
On Thanksgiving Day one of the festivities was skeet shooting. Here are some of the boys…well being boys!
Here is Kim and Terry, Brent’s aunt and uncle and the generous hosts of the whole crazy week!
And Terry with her grandson, Barrett…who just happens to be the cutest 2 year old in Arkansas!
While the boys were out shooting, someone had to make the dinner! Terry made tons of fabulous side dishes, Val deep fried the turkey and here’s Kathy (Brent’s mom)…the apple pie maker extraordinare!
I think she had a few taste-testers…you know, quality control!
Here’s Bruce (Brent’s dad) entertaining superman…
Brent’s uncle Val is a well-known builder in the Dallas area. When we were walking through the DFW airport, we were looking at some of his work. Here he is working on a smaller scale with Jillian.
I took a formal picture of the 3 Eldridge brothers together, but I think this one of my favorite. They had rigged a zipline running between 2 trees and worked on it for hours! Here they are doing some adjustments…
And cute cousin Katie going for a ride:
along with our cousin Robert… FYI- this looks like he’s just swinging along the ground, but this is the middle of the zipline where you go from flying way up high to feeling like you’re going to bottom out!
Jillian and Delaney riding together…
But then Josh had an idea to bring out his rock climbing gear and let the kids go for something like a superman ride!
Josh’s son Barrett wasn’t quite so sure he wanted to ride the zipline, so he was hanging out in the truck.
But Josh finally coaxed him out and he had a blast!
I think Josh is having more fun than Barrett!
The week was a blast! Thanks to all the Eldridges for being so hospitable and making it a memorable time for all! -Kristin