Sunday, November 25, 2007

We brought the Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving was Wonderful! I enjoyed this long weekend more than ever and take back a few things I said about this Holiday. First off, I found a few pies I adore, and probably will crave from now on. Lemon supreme and Pecan pie. DELICIOUS! The turkey just fell apart and everyone said that my mom cooked it PERFECTLY. We asked Adyson if she liked the turkey and her answer was, mom it's chicken, and it's delicious. It took some convincing that the turkey was indeed-turkey! (she's a nut!) Sienna adores Potato's and has stuffed herself full of them for the past few days, and yes, Trav and I brought the green bean casserole (my fav.) And as usual, the stuffing was my moms best creation yet! (Thankyou mom!) This year Thanksgiving seemed more relaxed than usual. It was just our immediate family, and my Grandma. It was nice to have us all there together in such good spirits. I had to look around the table many times and realize how truly blessed and lucky I am to have such a beautiful relationship with my fam. My siblings are more like best friends and we have all picked spouses who blend right in and who I adore. Now I have to admit, we are anything but traditional. We are perverted at times, we tease eachother constantly, and yes... the occasional swear word flies across the table-but we do love eachother and I know that we have relationships that will always be good and happy.

So this year I have much to be thankful for, here are just a few.

-My husband is healthy, something I will NEVER take for granted again.

-I have two dream kids. I adore these girls of mine.

-My parents, who constantly teach me, and who love me always.

-Pecan Pie

-The basement is finished-finally, and as I type this, I am sitting in front of the fire!

-I have siblings who are also friends.

-Velour pants from Old Navy-laugh if you will, but man they are cozy!

-In-laws who I love and adore.

-The gospel.

-Many good friends.

I totally forgot to take pics this weekend, but here is a cute one of the girls decorating the basement tree. Most of these ornaments seem to be at the Bottom of the tree, Everytime I walk past I just secretly grab one and put it up high! I LOVE Christmas!


Kylene said...

What a fun post. Your family is adorable and I'm glad you had such a great holiday.

Will you send me over your green bean casserole recipe? Seriously, I can not make a good one to save my life.

Hanne and Fam said...

I'm glad you guys had a great weekend. Rayden also thinks that turkey is chicken and we couldn't convince him otherwise! We also did our Christmas decorating so I need to go update my blog!

Paul~Jami~Ellie said...

I'm glad to hear that you like Thanksgiving after all. Did you find anything exciting at Ross? It was good to see you, it has been a long time. Lets do it again!

Jan said...

Sounds like a nice day! Isn't this time of year so fun.

Jamie said...

Sounds like you guys had fun! I love the pic of your girls decorating the tree! My kids just un-decorate the tree...not such great helpers!

Shelly and her boys said...

Thanks for checking in on me. I finally settled in from all the Thanksgiving fun. I imagine you in your cozy pants in front of your cozy fire blogging and it makes me happy.

mortonfam said...

Scott and I were talking about how much more fun Christmas is with kids. It's so great to see them get excited about things like decorating the tree. Our favorite is the ceremonial turning on of the lights every morning. Maybe by Christmas it will be old. I hope not!

Melissa said...

Your family sounds a lot like mine. You'll have to check out my most recentg post. There's a family perverted story attached, you'll appreciate it. I read your response to the Bachelor. Bettina? RU kidding me? Her family was so rude to him. He seemed too good to be true. Obviously just another man out there trying to break all the girls hearts. He deserves to be single.

The Wolfley Family said...

It was a great turkey day huh! Thanks for this picture of your sweet girls -- you guys are high on my list of "thankful for's!"

Amy Johnson said...

I love the decorating the tree pic! Simon wasn't too interested in helping with ours, but he did do a few ornaments. By the way, all your Christmas decor looks beautiful!