Turkey Day 2011

Before we get any closer to Christmas, I thought I’d finally share some of my favorites from Thanksgiving. Surprisingly I didn’t get many of the table, but I did manage to get everyone to show my camera some love.  :)
Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

We were so happy to have Bill and Lesley with us again this year! We missed them last year, I think it’s become an official tradition now. We couldn’t do it without them. Lesley is a force of nature and together the two of them are indispensable in the kitchen!

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011-5

I also made everyone sit for a photo because of the impending annual family Christmas album that I do every year – more on that later.  :)

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Love that I caught Sarah dimpling!

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Admit it, there are some handsome men in my family!  ;) (Am I a creeper for saying that?)

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

The whole dam fam. We just barely fit at the dining table! The light was reflecting really strongly off the garage door (camera right), which is why so many of us look squinty/confused.

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Love this outtake of us. So much more than the “formal” shot following. I had to fix mom’s necklace, and I think dad cracked some kind of joke about it.

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

In other news, Lars started his training as a turkey carver, under the watchful eye of my uncle.

Ellingsen Photography Family Thanksgiving 2011

Man, I love these people. We may be crazy, but at least we’re in it together and have great laughs along the way!

xoxo