Friday, November 30, 2012


Turkey day take 2

The day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) Grandma, Pepaw, and Great Grandma came down for a visit. I of course had to work that morning. I actually enjoy working Black Friday. I keep busy and it is fun to watch all the people out and about. After work I got to do a little shopping and actually got what I want and didn't have to be at the stores at crazy hours to get it! Score! Our visitors arrived later that afternoon. We were going to have our own Thanksgiving the next evening. My first ever Thanksgiving that I cooked! Ah!

I picked up our Turkey at Giant the previous Sunday. It was a little 11 pounder. Perfect for our little Thanksgiving. I used my Giant points so it was free. Gotta love a good deal! The kids each took a turn holding our turkey.

Helping Mommy clean for our company. I figure I need to have them help while they still think it is fun and no bribery is needed. I know some day it will be like pulling teeth to get them to help clean. Fortunately I have proof that they used to willingly help me!

Nathan decided to try on Pepaw's boots. A little big but who knows.....he may grow into them some day!

Of course one boy can't do something without the other needing to do it as well. Levi attempting to walk in Pepaw's boots. He didn't make it very far. I think they may go back to just walking around in my shoes instead. lol.

Saturday afternoon we are relaxing a little after shopping the morning away. They brought down an entertainment unit for us that was left to us by Alan's other Grandmother. That will be a whole different post though so stay tuned!

While the trio napped Daddy and Pepaw put together the entertainment unit. Grandma, and Great Grandma looked at photo albums of our first months with the trio. How time has flown!

Watching some tv on our "new" tv according to the kids!

Great Grandma having a snuggle with Paige :)

Alan carving our Turkey. The rest of dinner is cooking on the stove. Yum!

Aunt Stephanie stopped by to say hi. She got a back massage of hot wheels cars. Lucky girl!

The kiddie table at dinner. I made Mac and Cheese for the kids. Not because it is a Thanksgiving food but because I wanted to eat my dinner somewhat in peace. Since the kids don't really care for meat, or mashed potatoes, or really any Thanksgiving foods mac and cheese it was! They do eat corn bread though so they had some of that too.

The adult table full of yummy goodness.

Here we are all crammed together.

We had a great time with our visit. I also must say that I think for my first Thanksgiving it came out pretty good. The food tasted good. I wouldn't mind doing it again sometime. Perhaps next year we will do it again!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have just gotten home from a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house. I am extremely full and ready for the turkey coma to take full affect. I see my bed in the near future! We had a casual day today which consisted of playing with kids, cleaning, laundry, and Alan worked on our roof some. After the kids napped we headed to Grammy and Pop-pop's house for dinner. Yum.

This would be the kiddie table. I gave them a little of everything. They ate Their corn bread, their cranberry sauce, and that's about it. Levi tried the mashed potatoes and a bite of turkey but that is about it. After that the commenced with being noisy and playing with everything they could find. Eating with 3 toddlers is fun! (insert sarcastic tone here) lol

 Here is the adult table. This year Thanksgiving is with the other side of the family for most of us and Christmas is with the whole extended family. Dinner was great with some good company and fun conversation.

 During clean up the kids and Daddy were playing with a box. Isn't this a nice package they brought me?

And then came another one.

And here is a little girl in a box. We made sure we all had a turn. We ended the night with a really good "pumpkin cake" that my cousin Jamie made from a recipe she found on Pinterest. It was so good! Then Jammies and home to bed.

I am so thankful for my family. I don't know where I would be without them. I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving and are recovering from the turkey coma nicely. If you are shopping tomorrow on good Friday good luck and be safe. I will be at work watching all the crazies out shopping!