27 November 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

 We got to Bakersfield on Wednesday night and celebrated Morgan's birthday with Ben, Lucy, Shawn, and Christina. Enjoyed a yummy dinner of Tahoe Joe's and this GIGANTIC chocolate cake!


Zach doesn't care for sweets but he loves singing Happy Birthday to his daddy.


Walking the dog with Uncle Ben was definitely one of Zach's highlights.


 This kid loves his dogs!


Walking to the mail box.


 The girls were up early the next morning and jumping on the trampoline.


Zach loved jumping, too.


He wore the dog cone and kept saying it was a cowboy hat. 😂


He also got plenty of open mouthed dog kisses. Ewww!


 And gave away lots of hugs.


When he wasn't busy trying to "ride" them like a horse.


 Love this kid!


And this guy keeps us all young!


Love them all so much! ❤❤❤


My 💝.


 The guys watching football with Grandpa.


Faith attempts to eat a chocolate truffle the size of her head.


 Ben did a great job with the turkey.


Shawn got the very important job of stirring the gravy.


Christina snacking on a turkey leg appetizer.


 Ben & Lucy, our gracious hosts.


 Jennifer & Bryan.


 Roy & Laura.


 The "kids" are all grown!


 Happy Thanksgiving!


Zach and Aunt Jen.


 My big and little men.


Another highlight was the Bakersfield Escape Room.
Have you heard of these? They seem to be popping up all over.

An escape room is an adventure game where participants are placed into a room and have to use teamwork along with elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Each room is themed and has a unique storyline that engages the players through their environment.

We had 60 minutes to solve the case of 8 year-old kidnapped victim, Judy Bates (creepy doll) and rescue her before the bombs went off. It was fun, INTENSE, and a unique experience. This particular room had only an 8% success rate so you know, the Goughs were up for the challenge!

Teamwork and communication were key as we solved each clue and managed to save her with 4 minutes to spare! Way to go, Team Gough! #crushedit 👊

Thanks, Ben for the cool experience! 😃



This was also the first year we celebrated Thanksgiving without Grandma.
She was dearly missed by all. We made her Thanksgiving dressing and toasted to her memory.
What a feast she must have enjoyed at her first Thanksgiving at the Lord's table!




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