Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Just in case your wondering....the above photo is not of our meal. Although ours was every bit as tasty as this one looks :)

We hosted Thanksgiving dinner here for our family and had about 25 people stop by at one time or another. We had a wonderful day full of food and family. I'll share our menu with you:

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sweet Potato Souffle
Poynor Dressing
Broccoli, Cheese & Rice Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Baby Carrots
Baby Green Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
Crescent Rolls & Dinner Rolls

and for dessert:

Cherry Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Lush
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
Sugar Cookies

To answer your next question...No, I can no longer fit into any of my clothes :)

The roar of the children over the adult conversation brought back memories of our childhood. There was chatter, laughter and fun with all the little people running around. The kids took the big blanket and used it to "sled" down the stairs, sometimes tandem...cool, huh? The adults hung around for coffee and desserts and seconds and our conversation was interesting to say the least :)

Then we began our plotting and planning for our attack on Black Friday, which actually began late Thursday. My mom, sister, Faith and I all left here around 11:30 to go to Wal Mart which was nuts!! Deals were had my friend :) Then we made our way to Ihop for a very early breakfast. Then we dropped Faith off and hit Kohls, Target, Game Stop, Walgreens and JC Penney. Y'all I did fabulous...and was quite simpled out by the end of our shopping. We had all been up over 24 hours at this point. We took a few hours to get cleaned up a quick nap and hit the mall with all the kids. And, it was NOT miserable. It was lovely really. And we topped off the night with the yearly Olive Garden visit. Yummy! The next day we did all again....it is every bit about the bonding as it is the bargains. It is such a blast being with my girls and my adorable little nephew!!

And the boys were off hunting - their tradition since Hunter was only 3. From what I hear they had a wonderful weekend of male bonding...even our nephew got in on it. He shot his first buck.

So our Thanksgiving traditions continue, we are just growing up and the memories are becoming more and more precious. I wish I had pictures to show you but I just simply got caught up in the day and how much I have to be thankful for. Which, I think is exactly the point.

1 comment:

Angie said...

You guys rock! I love my warm bed too much to be shopping at that crazy hour...but it sounds like so much fun. Maybe next year we should spend Thanksgiving with ya'll! (Hear my attempt at a southern accent?)