Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The First Thanksgiving: And it was good!

I want to share the story of the First Thanksgiving with you all (I know, it's almost Christmas but we should be thankful all year long, am I right?)

The first Thanksgiving began with a phone call (I mean a letter) from Pilgrim Hil who said that Pilgrim Dustin and Pilgrim Jess would be driving (riding on horseback) from San Diego (the wild unknown wilderness) to Mesa (the desert of unknown Indian land).
Pilgrim Nate and his lovely wife, Pilgrim Haley somehow were also invited to leave the comfort and safety of Thanksgiving dinner at Grandmas and decided to drive (ride on horseback) to the unknown Indian land to celebrate Thanksgiving with the other Pilgrims.
Pilgrim Nate and Pilgrim Haley left on Tuesday evening to miss traffic and arrive at the unknown Indian land before Pilgrim Hil's husband, Indian Frank flew (roped a flock of seagulls) to Montana (more unknown Indian land). The ride was fairly uneventful except for the hourly rest stops (squats behind a bush) that Pilgrim Haley had to make since her bladder is the size of a large pee. (Let's all pray for Pilgrim Haley for when she one day becomes pregnant, she'll have to carry her own personal outhouse).

The other small delay in the journey was that Pilgrim Nate's horse had a missing shoe (the car had a headlight out) so that while riding through Kanab (we'll compare Kanab to England) the poor Pilgrims were pulled over and given a warning by the King's guard. The shaken Pilgrims took off down the road and not 60 seconds after they had met the first guard, another guard pulled them over. The blessed Pilgrims received a second warning and took off like a shot to get out of Kanab before the whole royal army pulled them over.

Pilgrim Nate and Haley arrived in the unknown Indian land minutes before Indian Frank had to leave. Quick hugs were given and that was the last the Pilgrims saw of Indian Frank, he disappeared forever (ok, not really he came back a week later but if it was really pilgrim times, he would be gone).
Late that night Pilgrim Dustin and Jess finally made it with they're two wild beasts (Bear and Lily, the most patient dogs on Gods earth). Pilgrim Dust and Jess suffered much scourge on their trip from the rain that caused many many horse accidents.

The first Thanksgiving was destined to be wonderful because of the brains and beauty of the fair Pilgrims Hil, Jess, and Haley. After much debate and a few frantic calls (letters) to moms and grandmothers about how to cook a turkey without poisoning everyone, dinner was planned and ready to be executed the next day...

The following cave drawings were found to illustrate the First Thanksgiving:
(Haley, Hil, Jess)
I told you they were fair. Pilgrim Hil is advertising herself, looking for a new husband since Indian Frank disappeared

Pilgrim Jess preparing yummy stuffing
Poor Pilgrim Hil was very excited about the turkey.

Pilgrim Haley was given a potato masher from the friendly local Indians in exchange for Pilgrim Nate. Haley thinks she made a good deal.
The First Thanksgiving.
Their mammas and grandmammas would have been proud
Good stuff, Pilgrim Martha Stewart better watch her back.
Here's Pilgrim Hil's wild little thing, Indian Darby. She tamed the animals that Pilgrim Dust and Jess brought.

Below is the simple technique that Indian Darby used to tamed the beasts:

Just show them who's boss

Now Indian Darby is taming Uncle Pilgrim Dusty

The fair Pilgrims (Hil, Jess and Haley) learned some fun craft ideas.
Hil and Jess made blocks that spelled "Noel." Pilgrim Haley fancies herself a rebel and made her blocks spell "Leon."
Here are the Pilgrim siblings: Dustin, Hil, and Nate

The fairwell cave drawing of the surviving members of the First Thanksgiving.
(The Indians brought Pilgrim Nate back and accused Pilgrim Haley of cheating them out of their potato masher. They said that despite Pilgrim Nate's good looks, they had enough ornery squaws they didn't need another one.)

....And now, because I take every opportunity to make fun of those I love the most...I would like to share with my blogging BFF's the most horrible picture EVER taken of me...

Yea, I don't know what's going on there, there's nothing I can say to make the picture any better.


hil said...

i love the part where the indians felt cheated on their exchange and the part where Darby tames the wild beasts. that was awesome! i love the story of the first thanksgiving. man, that made me miss you guys!

gigi said...

Hey loved the travel log and fancy pilgrim party pictures. It's good to see those kids. They have aged beautifully just like their old Seminary teacher. Those Judd boys can sure pick some pretty wifes. Darby is a doll, just like her mother. I am very proud of that Thanksgiving feast! It looked marvelous, darling.

Please tell Nate that Sister Keeney is from Kanab. That's probably why yall got stoped twice. She's a real hoot. She broke her arm a few weeks ago decorating their sub divisions sign for Christmas. I feel so bad for her. I've taken meals over twice. Her Dr said yesterday she is healing nicely.

Leon to you too.

Rabidparadise said...

That was adorable! And, in the bottom picture..your eyebrows are Perfection. So, there ya go! ;-)

Ali said...

First off, I don't know what Pilgrim Judd thinks she's advertising. I have lived with Pilgrim Judd and let me tell you, SHE IS NO VIRGIN!!! Kidding of course.

I loved your crafty projects!! I want to make it. But I don't have anywhere to put it. Oh well.

And finally, you can tell how much Judd (Hil, to most of you)loves her brother and/or daughter to let her daughter CRAWL IN THE CAGE with those dogs! Marcelo, my husband, doesn't even want our daughter to TOUCH our dog!!

I'm glad you all had a good time. The feast, it was good.