The Day After the Big Day!

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To say I am too full for words would be an understatement.  However, a few of my grandkids found a way to shed some extra energy on the day after Thanksgiving.  They though it GREAT fun to dive into an unheated swimming pool, and then percolate for awhile in the 102.5 degrees of the spa!

I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful holiday weekend!  At my house it seems there is some remnant of Thanksgiving lurking in every corner.  Cookies, pie, turkey, you name it!  Considering how much was eaten on the big day, and I sent home with family, I’m shocked there is still as much here as there is.   Dangerous stuff – A moment on the lips – forever on the hips!


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Jim Hale
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Swimming in the pool.  A great Thanksgiving tradition maybe.

But not here in Oregon...only a few hundred degrees to the north.

Nov 26, 2011 01:29 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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love these photos of the family Myrl, that is so great and precious :0 )

Nov 26, 2011 01:45 PM #13
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

What a fun way to spend the day after Thanksgiving, Myrl!  Tell me about the trees, Myrl.  Do they not lose their leaves in the Sacramento area?  All our leftovers are gone except for the sweet potato souffle.

Nov 26, 2011 02:33 PM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Lisa - It's so true!  We really need to seize those special moments.

Philip - It seems the minute we go back to Standard Time, and the days get shorter, I reach for the sweats more and more.  And there's nothing wrong with that!

Jim - It's true those of you in the degrees north of us are a little chillier than we are.

Nov 26, 2011 03:14 PM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Laura - Yes, truly precious!

Walter - Our trees are in color.  Or at least most of them are.  They are beginning to lose their leaves the last several days.  The green leafed trees in the picture, may keep their leaves year round.  We have several varieties of trees that do - in addition to firs, pines, and cedars, etc.

Nov 26, 2011 03:17 PM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a delightful slide show.  You have a gorgeous family and everyone is having a marvelous time.  We had T'day at friend's home, and somehow we ended up with most of the turkey, but luckily left the carrot cake and the dressing behind...less on the hips, LOL A

Nov 26, 2011 03:40 PM #17
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Myrl, it sure looks and sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving.  I'm always amazed that the kids will jump into the pool at this time of year, but, I guess we used to do the same in the lakes back east.

Nov 26, 2011 03:59 PM #18
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Gotta love the Holidays in California.  That's what I call good old family fun.  Glad you had a great day.

Nov 26, 2011 04:46 PM #19
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

There aren't too many places in the country where people are swimming on Thanksgiving. Kinda cool living in California Myrl. Thanks for the post, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

Nov 26, 2011 06:52 PM #20
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Cute photos Myrl. We have been eating leftovers for days now but their good! I think ham might be on the menu for Christmas though :-)

Nov 27, 2011 02:35 AM #21
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Never happen here! There'd be icebergs in the pool!

Nov 27, 2011 02:58 AM #22
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Alexandra - Everyone did seem to have a really delightful time.  My problem is that I always cook far too much, and then it haunts me after everyone leaves.

Juli - I'm convinced kids don't have the same thermostat we adults do:-)

Cathy - There are a few places where holidays are just a little different.  California - Florida - Hawaii, for starters:-) 

Nov 27, 2011 06:21 AM #23
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Tom - It was a great holiday weekend.  I must say I haven't strayed more than 500 feet from the house for 4 days.  I feel like a toad on Ritalin:-)

John - I cooked a 24 pound turkey, and a large spiral cut ham.  There were 3 kinds of potatoes (mashed, Carolina Low Country style, and yams in rum sauce, pecans and raisins).  Then there was the antipasto, beet-apple salad, ambrosia, deviled eggs, butternut squash with nutmeg and apples.  Oh yes, and dressing with pinenuts and golden raisins too.  I won't even bore you with the 5 pies, and cookies.  All to feed a mere 14 people.  It was entirely insane.

Lyn - I doubt the icebergs would have stopped 'em:-)

Nov 27, 2011 06:27 AM #24
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


             My mom used to tell me that grandkids are wonderful and she said she was surprised how much she loved them. We too had to freeze leftovers. Great pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog I appreciate the support.

Nov 27, 2011 07:21 AM #25
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Myrl, it does look like a great time...I also liked doing the cold pool and then the hot jacuzzi.  My cousin has a pool here in Alabama, but the temps are just a little chilly for an unheated pool.  

Nov 27, 2011 10:22 AM #26
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Your grandchildren are precious and they really know how to have fun! What a joy they must bring to every occasion! Those are great slide photos of them enjoying family time together in the pool and spa. With kids, there are no limitations! They are so beautiful!

These are the days they will never forget and it's all because of you and the sacrifices you have made. It's the togetherness that is truly satisfying! Food is only secondary.


Nov 27, 2011 02:03 PM #27
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Myrl, I see that Grandma is about keeping the family photographic records of all the kids in your life. I know your Thanksgiving was also very special. You thrive with family ! It was a wonderful holiday and I am fully recovered (having a great Open House today and picking up several buyers ) make the day successful and quite enjoyable as well. My Seller came home early before I could close up and pretended to be a guest. I was working with a very interested couple. She was so complimentary when the buyer prospects left. She said that the flow and the diligence to make that person feel so comfortable in her home had to be from many years of successful experience. I smiled my big grin. 

Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went to the sea and loved it. I left 30 minutes too early because it is was a simply outrageous sunset that I missed. 

Nov 27, 2011 03:12 PM #28
Judi Boad

Hi Myrl~ Your photos of beautiful grandchildren enjoying the pool after a Thanksgiving feast made me happy and sad all in an instant! Although I love living in Seattle, my memories of years spent outside by the pool with my grandchildren in Arizona flooded in. 

Isn't it wonderful to enjoy the outdoors year round with your precious family! This is really what the holidays are all about!

Best regards from Seattle,

Nov 28, 2011 08:45 AM #29
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Great pictures and wonderful memories!  Thanks for sharing.

Dolores and I just returned from a five day visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

Chrysanthemum Display at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs.

Nov 28, 2011 12:26 PM #30
M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk)
NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time - Grand Canyon, AZ
Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS

Myrl, I agree with the other commenters. The photos of your grandchildren are adorable. It is great that you were able to add more pleasant memories this Thanksgiving.

Dec 03, 2011 11:19 AM #31
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