July 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Week

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On Thanksgiving, we met with most of the Bontrager aunts, uncles, and cousins at our grandma’s house. To date, there are 41 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 more great-grandchildren on the way.

The conversation often becomes quite animated. Here Uncle Gary is telling one of his classic stories, one that grows better with age.:)

Grandma makes incredible pie!
After Thanksgiving lunch, we enjoyed snacks in the evening.

A few days after Thanksgiving, we had brunch together.

Some of the family got together with some friends while John and Chelsy were in town. 
Bible Bee is in full swing. Denver is doing double duty as both a listener and baby-sitter.

It always helps to have two verse checkers!
Posing for the press.
On Sunday, we met together for another Thanksgiving feast, this one at the Bontrager farm. The blustering wind and flurry snow contrasted with the warmth indoors.

Grandpa and grandson.

We were blessed with a foot of snow. In this picture, the truck slid off the driveway.

Snow means lots of fun.

In the evening, we enjoyed snacks, conversation, and games.

Risk is a Bontrager brothers favorite, as it embodies the intersection of strategy, diplomacy, emotion, and luck.

A perfect panoramic. No, our porch is not L shaped!
Uncle John and and aunt Chelsy enjoying Wallace and Jubilee, who both appear slightly distracted.

Football in the snow!

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel. –Psalm 128


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