Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Thanksgiving

Whoa! I totally thought I published this back in November.  Nope, it was just waiting around in my drafts folder.  Sorry about that.  I'm going to try and get caught up with holiday blogs over the next week.  So I guess I'll start here.  :)
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This year we did Thanksgiving at my parent's house in California.

While I do love eating the food, I have to say, I think that cooking it is almost just as fun for me.  Especially when everyone's pitching in.

Bart was very concerned about the turkey.  He kept asking my mom what she was planning on doing, if she was going to use a brine, what flavors it was going to be, etc.  She thought it was pretty funny, and just let Bart take over, and let me tell you, it was incredible!  I've NEVER had such a moist turkey.   My husband is officially King of the Turkey.  His task next Thanksgiving: The Stuffing.

And poor Eric.  He grew up in a house full of controlling women (we give Bart special treatment because  He was so willing to help, and then whenever he tried to do something at least three of us were there watching over his shoulder explaining what he was doing wrong.  But I have to say, everything he worked on ended up tasting great.  Eric, you're a saint for putting up with us.  ;)

Untitled-3 copyAmy, Stacy and I made the cakes.  And somehow I managed to miss getting a picture of the best cake.  But it will have to suffice to tell you tasted good.  ;)  (That's for you Amy).

My Grandparents also got to join us this year.  I can't remember the last time I spent Thanksgiving with them.  It was so great having them there.  We played games, put together puzzles, and just talked and enjoyed each other's company.  It was wonderful!

And, can I just say, my mom seriously has the most beautiful dishes!  She has ones for all seasons/events.  When she and my dad die, my  sisters and I will most likely split up the family fighting over her amazing dishes. JK...kind of... But for now, they sure make a beautiful table! ;)  (By the way ladies, I call dibs on the Thanksgiving dishes!)

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These little ladies got tired of waiting, so they had a Thanksgiving feast of Bananas, peanut butter Ritz, and yogurt bites.  And then went to take a nap just in time to let the rest of us eat in peace.  :)

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And while I'm sure they thoroughly enjoyed their bananas, yogurt bits, and peanut butter Ritz, I'm awfully glad I waited for the real feast.  :)

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Of all the things I'm grateful for, I think I'm most grateful for my family.   I have been so blessed.  No matter where we are, it's always wonderful being with them. 

1 comment:

Christa Jeanne said...

Yum!!! Awww, I love seeing pictures of your fam all together at your parents' house. Love all these people so much!