Here’s hoping that you’re Thanksgiving was a great one and
that you are able to relax and enjoy some leftovers for the rest of the week!
Ours was filled with both food and fun at watching the
boys. This was Jackson’s first go at
eating Thanksgiving dinner.
Just like his cousins, he has a hearty appetite and a big
sweet tooth. Show Jackson a bowl of
anything that looks like ice cream (a definite trait of grandpa’s) and he’s all
in. That includes whipped cream-of
course. I think he liked the mashed
potatoes because of how they looked.
Our new dining room table was just the ticket-no need to
borrow chairs, everyone at the same table and enjoying the fruits of the joint
Alex offered to brine the turkey. Picking it up during his lunch hour on
Wednesday, he brought it over EARLY on Thursday morning for Steve to hoist into
the top oven. Sarah made a pear and
pecan stuffing and brought rolls.
Poor Sarah though, as she was bringing over the pan of
stuffing before trying to take in a movie with the boys-Aidan grabbed the
holder and while trying to help her, tripped!
That sent the stuffing and Aidan to the ground.
No movie for them-they had to get to Wal-Mart to re-buy
ingredients and make a quick re-do.
Sam provided the roasted green bean/beet and goat cheese
side along with her popular red cabbage slaw.
I hosted, so we did the turkey, the jellied and whole cranberry sauces,
my famous/traditional mashed potatoes and drinks. I made a chocolate/banana/pumpkin bread as
well. Alex’s mom ordered pumpkin and bourbon pecan
pies from a pretty famous pie place that just happens to be about 7 miles up
the road, Rock Springs Café.
I’m not proud-I purchased Thanksgiving themed paper products
as soon as Wal-Mart put them out and Sam brought the “plastic ware” leftover
from last year.
This year has seen a lot of changes that we are thankful
Alex’s health returning, the use of my right shoulder (next
year I hope to say this about my spine!), the boys growing and being healthy,
the fact that our fur babies were NOT hurt during the break-in in
September. We’re also thankful that
while we lost some very sentimental items during the robbery that cannot be
replaced we still have each other.
We’re also thankful for Safeguard turning our humble abode
into Ft. Knox. It takes me about 10 minutes of prep time to
get out of the house, but I’m grateful for feeling safe when I walk in the
Here’s hoping what’s left of 2014 turns out to be a good one
for all of our families, our friends and considering what we hear in the
news-let’s hope our world we’ll have improvements in the near future.