Monday, December 1, 2008

The Turkey Bowl

It has become sort of an informal tradition that after we gorge on turkey, stuffing, and the like, we go outside and play a little game of football.

What can I say, we like to tempt fate and try to move after a meal that large.

The skill level among the players varies immensely. There was Everett and Matt, who both played football in high school. Pretty early on in the game Ev either misjudged the girth of his ribcage OR he is secretly the blonde hulk. Could go either way.
You won't like me when I'm angry.
There was Brandon, who spent most of the game heckling me for my catching abilities, we'll cover this later in the post.

Then there was my very pregnant older sister, who may or may not be able to see her feet at this point.

There was Shawn(right there behind Emily), my cousin that I rarely see who just happens to be an incredible athlete. He was enjoying rubbing it in our faces. I mean...the kid can kick a football like Babe Ruth hits a baseball. He would say where it was going and sure enough, that is where it went.

Ashley joined in the fun. Would you look at that girl's hair? My word!
So close!

Then there was Branson, who was actually more interested in trying out his baseball slides than playing football.
The kid was a muddy, grass-stained, very happy mess.
Hmmm....does anyone else see the look my husband is giving me? Maybe it's because I catch like this...

I don't want to talk about it.


  1. It is Country Mouse's Birthday TODAY!
    Happy Birthday, my Little Mouse!
    I am so glad you were born...I love you with all of my heart!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEEEKAH!!!!!!!!!!! um not gonna lie this post made me laugh out loud....while I was at work....thanks. ha ha. love you!

  3. Happy Birthday!!!

    And Matt obviously can't see the fabulous form in your football catching ways!! :)

  4. Thanks for the laugh! And - guess what? it's my birthday too .. amazing!! Go over to my site and get yourself a big piece of cake - I have lots of different sorts on offer...

  5. happy birthday, and that's exactly my catching style!

  6. haha mom spilled the beans! yes, its my birthday..I am old. hahaha

    thank you everyone for your sweet wished, also for your condolences on my catching abilities..what can I say, I am not blessed in that area.

  7. That last picture is HILARIOUS! That's probably what I'd look like catching too. LOL

    P.S. Happy birthday, Bekah!

  8. So I saw all these birthday greetings, and I clicked back to read the entry again, wondering where I missed that! Then I reread the comment from Anonymous.

    Happy birthday!! Hope you have had a great day!

    We could never be on the same team. I catch the same way. You don't even want to see how I throw!

  9. Aww so fun! Love the pictures!

    Are the rumors true? It's your birthday?! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  10. Happy Birthday!!!

    Your football game tradition looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me of when I was young. I have 8 cousins and every holiday we would get together and play football in my grandparent's front yard. Loads of fun!

  11. aww happy belated bday!
    what cute pics! i am so bummed that i missed our family football game. :( at least i get to live through pictures.

  12. Happy Birthday Country Mouse! Sorry that I missed the actual day, I got a little tooooo caught up in my card making.


  13. I'm a couple days late but happy birthday!


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