Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I realized today that Thanksgiving means something different to every person. Especially when it comes to what foods you eat. And really the best way to get exactly what you want is to make it yourself! This year we made our own Thanksgiving feast for just us. We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing (well Joel did-none for me!), rolls, apple pie (again, just for Joel), and cheesecake. I made the rolls yesterday and last night Joel made his own pie (I was very impressed!). We planned to eat around 12:30 or so but the turkey took 4.5 hours to cook instead of 3.5 so we really didn't eat until closer to 1:45-2:00. So we also had some onion dip and chips for an appetizer! MMM! By the time the turkey was done I was ready to make the mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing. Then when those were done, I sliced a bit of turkey and we dove right in. I didn't even remember to take a picture. We were very hungry. And it was amazing! Just how I like it :) So I hope your Thanksgiving feast turned out just how you like it too!Joel and Emery played outside a bit while the turkey cooked in the morning.
Later, Joel and I were working on getting our Christmas letters ready to send out and Emery decided that paper was too boring to color on. So he wrote all over his face!

I love washable Crayola markers! Wipes right off with just water and no scrubbing :)

ps-No black Friday shopping for us tomorrow. We'll be sleeping off the turkey! What about you? Will you brave the cold/lines/crazy people/early hour? Have Fun!


Erin and Paul Anderson said...

Wow, aren't you just little miss Martha Stewart. Good job on the Thanksgiving feast.
HA HA... Emery seems like a little ball of energy. What a funny boy.

Ashley Bybee Stepp said...

Making your own Thanksgiving dinner is the best! No Black Fridays for me, either. Sleep and not getting run over by other people's carts are more important. :)