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Thanksgiving 2019 at the Blomquists’

Blomquist clan plus cousins Quinn and Haley (by Jill H)
Blomquist clan plus cousins Quinn and Haley (by Jill H)

We spent Thanksgiving week (November 24 – December 1, 2019) at Jill and Mike’s house in Shorewood, Minnesota. For the first part of the visit the weather was cold but sunny, as you can see below. However, a couple of days later the first storm of the winter blew through, and we got several inches of snow, as you can see above and further below.

Schedule of events
Schedule of events
Turkey trotters
Turkey trotters
Ice forming on a pond
Ice forming on a pond 
Same pond after the snowstorm
Same pond after the snowstorm

We actually had several “Thanksgiving” dinners; the first was the day we arrived when Jill Blomquist Hansen and her family came over for a salmon and potato pie feast. We hadn’t seen her two girls in about 5 years!

First of several "Thanksgiving" dinners
First of several “Thanksgiving” feasts
Table decorations on Thanksgiving
Table decorations on Thanksgiving
Mike plowing
Mike plowing
Looking out the kitchen window
Looking out the kitchen window
Before dawn on Tuesday morning
Before dawn on Tuesday morning
Jill's Explorer
Jill’s Explorer
"Angel Dog" Boomer in jail
“Angel Dog” Boomer in jail
Nora looking pensive
Nora looking pensive
Nora and Grandpa communing
Nora and Grandpa communing
Icicles
Icicles
Chickadee at the bird feeder
Chickadee at the bird feeder
Dick down by the dock before it started to snow
Dick down by the dock before it started to snow
Boats wrapped for the winter
Boats wrapped for the winter
Down by the docks
Down by the docks
Family at the Excelsior Christmas parade
Family at the Excelsior Christmas parade

 

Santa at the parade
Santa at the parade
Moose truck at the parade
Moose truck at the parade
Carolers at the Christkindlsmarkt
Carolers at the Christkindlsmarkt

 

Parade participant
Parade participant

 

Equal opportunity Christmas ornaments
Equal opportunity Christmas ornaments