For those of you who don't know what a Turkey Bowl is... I will explain. First off, turkey bowl translated literally means "cold football" - at least it does in the northwest. Turkey bowls (flag football) are only fun for those who are playing in the game because it is just too cold to watch!
Our ward sponsored a turkey bowl on Thanksgiving morning from 9-10. I am on the activities committee so there was no chance of me skipping out on any of the fun. I mean, I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
Men and boys showed up by the carload dressed in an array of clothing.
Some were dressed to stay warm like David...
Some were dressed to intimidate, like Robbie Waites...
And some were dressed like a candy cane, like David Plate!
Kaitlin Waites was the only girl brave enough to play. Go Kaitlin!
The game was held at Phil and Pam Law's house. They have the coolest yard ever! It is huge. We have ward campouts there. They had marked off a 100 yard field complete with yard markers and down markers and everything. We have wicked volleyball games in their yard in the summer. They have an awesome net and lights. It's the greatest.
Here is Bryan in action. He's the one in the 1987 sweatshirt:
Here is a diving catch he had:
The spectators stayed close to the fire. And just for the record, there were about 10 spectators for all of those players! Yeah, we love our football players but not enough to watch them when it's cold!!
Here is Kendall, Tricia (our exchange student from Taiwan), Belen (our new exchange student from Mexico), Kylie and Kristy.
After spending the morning at the Turkey Bowl, we headed home and got ready for Thanksgiving. It was at our house and we had Ludeen, Tom & Gail, Ryan & Nena & kids, Myca & Jared & kids, Corbin, my dad & Gloria and 2 missionaries. Courtney and Kristy were home from BYU and it was great to visit with them. It was a small group for an Earl gathering - only about 24. We missed those who were gone. This is the first Thanksgiving we've been home for in 8 years. I didn't realize it had been that many. Kacey and Jon spent Thanksgiving in Gridley with the Nielsens. It was a wonderful day and I am feeling very blessed!