Friday, November 28, 2008

My Thanksgiving Day Traditions Continue...

This year my Thanksgiving was wonderful... It would have been better if I had been with the rest of my family but seeing as how they live a few thousand miles away I made due with what I had.

It started off with sleeping in and waking up to my husband coming home from muster. I wished him a Happy Thanksgiving and headed downstairs to do what I always do every year... Watch the Macy's Day Parade.

This year was a little different seeing as how I had to put together an entire Thanksgiving meal for 8 people. I had put together some stuff the night before but was so tired I decided to put the rest of it off for the next day.

I started with all of my cold stuff and worked my way to the turkey. It was so much fun being able to juggle so many things at the same time. I made my grandmas fruit salad that she has every year and I put my own spin on it by adding in orange jello (dry) and a little cottage cheese. It was delicious and one of my favorite dishes.

Ryan helped clean and ran to the store a few times... Next year I will check to see how much milk I have before I send him out to get more potatoes and juice. Haha... he had just got home and I was making a chocolate creme pie and needed more milk and hadnt even touched the potatoes yet so off to the store he went.

The missionaries stopped by to spend the rest of their evening with us so our head count ended up being 10 plus a visitor.

After the neighbors headed out and the missionaries had to leave we played Apples to Apples and Loaded Questions with our good friends Sam and Melissa.

They brought their puppy who wanted so badly for our cat to come out from under the couch and play but to his dismay Zorro only made a quick appearance and I snatched him up and took him to a safe haven in the basement with his food and water... just in case he got hungry or had to use his litter box.

All in all our Thanksgiving was just wonderful... it included my four favorite f's... family,friends, food and fun.

Hope all of yours was wonderful as well...


Em and Ms said...

Good job doing Thanksgiving all on your own. That's a big undertaking. I'm glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving.

Kyle and Lacey said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I wish I could have been there to taste your cooking! I'm sure it was yummy!