24 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving









Wow! I am so amazed at how perfect this Thanksgiving is! The weather is amazing, nearly 72 degrees outside, sunny, and just a breeze. Family around to play with and visit. Yummy food. Phone calls from loved ones. The list goes on and on.

Kenny, Charity, Libby, Mason, and Reagan arrived early yesterday afternoon after a long drive from Utah. We are so glad they made the drive! Amelia and Reagan hit it off. I think this is the first time they've been around only each other without similar aged cousins for more than a few hours. Libby and Mason just adore little Everett, they vie for his attention. Phillip loves all the action and extra attention. We had a yummy pulled pork dinner with jalapeno-tomato warm salsa. Libby kept me company while I made a pumpkin cheesecake and "chunky monkey" pudding pie.

I started off Turkey day with a nice jaunt outside in the cold with Charity and Libby. We had a fun time at the park. Phillip decided to shake hands with a guy there so walked up to him with his hand out. The kids fed the ducks then we walked around the pond. Everett had his first ever swing ride. He was not so sure about it. He sure looked cute in his giraffe coat. We had "horse-duvers" for lunch. The turkey was amazing this year. I brined it in salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, rosemary, and Meyer lemons. Yum! Dinner was ready by 4. Reagan, Amelia, and Phillip used paint and bubble wrap to make fun patterns on some paper. I cut the dried paper out into corn shapes for name cards. The girls decorated the table. Most of the day we lazed about watching our new TV and playing. Our menu was: turkey, asparagus, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry salad, and bundt bread.

Now I am barfing my guts out...bummer. Nice end to a fun day. Nighty night