Friday, November 23, 2007

Turkey Day

Well Turkey Day is behind us. And I do mean 'behind' us! I think everyone ate too much and we know it's either the hips or the be-hind where it moves in to stay. Unfortunately. But what a wonderful day it was. We only had 19 this year which was a small crowd for us but it was fun and I love the hustle and bustle of getting the meal ready and different ones assigned to their appointed job. My sister J always whips the potatoes, BIL carves the turkey and SIL stirs the gravy as I am adding the flour and water and other ingredients. I made three batches of rolls, one being wheat as that is Funsize's favorite.

I set up the kitchen table and dining room table and we all squeeze in but that's part of the fun of being together.

Mom always makes her famous popcorn balls which everyone devours as one of the desserts. I like mine warm and gooey so I put them in the microwave for a minute on low and they are just yummy.

Funsize (second from the left) made peanut butter balls and everyone scarfed those down!! :o)

This is my brother's plate full of Thanksgiving bounty. Hey I don't see any squash or peas...... how about eating your vegetables!!!

These are the ones that were here this year. Son, DIL and grand kids were at DIL's parents this year. We do have to share but they came over later for a good visit.

Mom and Dad snuggled up after the meal! xoxo How thankful I am to have them here with us and doing well. Dad is still walking his two miles a day. He's like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going and going. Mom with her poor eyesight still does so many things like making the pumpkin pie and popcorn balls for our meal.

T had her nails done the day before Thanksgiving, they were red with little snowflakes on them.
We were out in the sun room and T and D were doing some painting. How thankful I am for these two precious little ones that bring me so much joy.

This morning Funsize and I went to the stable and did some riding. It was very cold and windy so we rode inside. We are right on the river and the wind really whips right across the fields and outside ring. Buddy is doing really well. :o) Another thing that I am very thankful for this year. All my horses are healthy and happy right now which is a true blessing as you horse people know.

I didn't participate in Black Friday. 4 AM is for sleeping not shopping as far as I am concerned!! The mall was so busy Dad couldn't find a parking space so he came home empty handed.

I have all of my Thanksgiving things packed away in their new see through plastic totes. Now to start thinking about decorating for Christmas. I have to do it in stages as I couldn't possibly get everything out in one day especially if I put up my Dept. 5*6 houses and Christmas Carolers.

We are going to Portland to pick up FIL tomorrow. He went to Massachusetts with SIL for Thanksgiving and she brings him as far as Portland. That means I get to stop at the big Portland Mall. Yippee! I always have to hit the Dis*ney Store and Chico's my two favorite stores there. My Christmas shopping is probably 75% done so maybe I can remedy that tomorrow!!


Dawn said...

Looks like a great time for everyone. We also had 19, with quite a few missing. Son and DIL went to Idaho to visit cousins. I am so happy for them - they needed something really fun in their lives - they've endured a lot. If you don't know their story, it's on my sidebar "A Story of Deliverance." I have so many new friends since he came home, so I like to let people know in case they're interested.

I don't do Black Friday and can't remember why in the world it's called that - seems very negative! But then I shop as little as humanly possible!

Have a blessed week-end!

Joan said...

Your photos tell it all...your Thanksgiving was obviously a wonderful family affair with good food, great company and lots of love.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your lovely family on Thanksgiving! Sounds like everyone had a great time!

BarnGoddess said...

What a great Turkey Day you had!!!!!

good photo of your mum-n-dad too.

I did Black Friday once when I was 21, I will NEVER do it again. heck, Id rather pay full price than go thru that, ever.

Have a safet trip to Portland.

Susie said...

What a wonderful celebration you had. You are just so blessed to have both your parents there. On holidays is when I miss my Mom most of all. Of course, she's there in spirit...
Your rolls look yummy and that smile on T's sweet little face is just priceless. What a doll!

dcrmom said...

Fun!! Love all the photos. And those rolls. Drooooool. :-)

PEA said...

Hello dearest Louise:-) Taking a few days off from blogging has really put me behind with everyone's news and I so missed all of you!!! I've just caught up on your last posts that I missed...sounds like you've been a busy gal also:-) Oh wow, your mom's popcorn balls look yummy...I'd be like you, prefer them warm and gummy. Loved seeing the pictures taken on Thanksgiving Day...I sure wish I could have been part of that group!! The food looked fabulous and your parents look like such sweethearts...just like their daughter:-) I heard about the Black Friday you have there in the gotta be nuts to camp outside the store the night before! Sheesh! As you said, 4 a.m. is when I get my best sleep! lol Thinking of you and love ya!! xoxo

the moose buyer said...

you have a great family and it looks like everyone (especially your non veggie brother) had a great time.

Happy that all the horses are healthy, especially Buddy. Please make sure he get's a special treat on my behalf. I really have a soft spot in my heart for him, knowing what he has been through.

Sunny Chick said...

Howdy! I sent package out today, you should see a fedX dude in about two to three days! The peanut butter balls look Yum! Looks like ya had a full house and a blessed day!

Sandra Evertson said...

Everything looks all too Delicious!
Sandra Evertson