The day to day life of a Bible believing mom with a son, daughter in law, two gorgeous grandkids, 4 horses, 2 cats and a great husband of 40 years. I'm a horse lover, I have had them my whole life. I'm a country girl and enjoy living on 400 acres of beautiful Maine land but I also enjoy a good dose of retail therapy with lunch out and a pedi to make for a perfect day. It's not life in the fast lane, more like the breakdown lane but it's my life and I love it!
Five batches of yeast rolls, 38 pounds of turkey ( one 23 pounds and one 15 pounds), 10 pounds of potatoes, five pies, various goodies like peanut butter balls and frosted brownies and lots of salads and veggies and Thanksgiving is over for another year. We had 25 friends and family members here and had a lovely time laughing, talking and of course eating!
Everyone helped and the kitchen was just a-buzzing with activity.
We even had to use Mom and Dad's kitchen as we had four ovens going at once! We also loaded up their dishwasher too as we had tons of dishes to do.
One thing that everyone had fun doing was playing on the computer with the Elf Yourself. Hopefully this link will work and you can see some of what the kids were coming up with. I laughed till I almost.........ahem........guess I won't continue with that! This is Miss T, D and Cousin K.
We set the tables up the day before and brought up all the extra chairs out of the basement and from Mom and Dad's apartment.
We even had to set up a table on the sunporch which was cozy and warm.
DIL and her Mom, Mimi.
I always enjoy getting up early and putting the turkeys in the oven. It's quiet and peaceful and gives me a chance to think about the day and for all the things that I am thankful for. The list is too long to put in this post but mostly for my family and extended family I am so thankful. Each and every one of them holds a special place in my heart and even though Mom and Dad are in Florida they were here with us in our hearts. Also for a loving God that gave His Son for each and every one of us, the ultimate gift that we all should be thanking Him for each and every day of our lives.
So now all that's left is the putting away of all the special dishes and of course eating the left overs. I sent most of them home with anyone who wanted and only kept enough for a meal or two for the Hubs and me. The raccoons feasted on one of the turkey carcasses and the other went home with my sister to make a soup. The squirrels have been enjoying some of the walnuts that were left and the bluejays have been snatching up the other nuts that I have been throwing out to them. They enjoy a feast too!
All in all it was a wonderful day, even when I discovered the grands coming down the staircase in pillows from the beds upstairs! Yikes! The pictures are blurry but you get the drift.
Sorry this one is sideways !
The day ended sitting around the fireplace in the living room and the stove in the sunroom. I took a nap after everyone went home and then watched a couple of nice movies on the Hallmark channel. I love that channel, the stories are clean and uplifting even though a bit sappy at times. I will take sappy over all of the violence and stuff on some of the other channels any day.
Next post I will put in the yeast roll recipe and do the bow tutorial as some of you have asked. Also I would like to say that I am thankful for all of you that I have met out in Bloggsville. I have made some wonderful friends that I know would help me out in an instant if I needed something. You make me laugh, I cry with you when you hurt and enjoy all of your posts and comments immensely! xoxoxox
Welcome to my little corner of the world. I love having folks stop by and really enjoy it when you leave me a comment. It's always exciting around here. The woods are full of wildlife that visit us regularly which is better then television. The horses keep us entertained with their foolishness like eating The Hubs straw hat after playing tug of war with it. The cats rule the house, just ask them. The grandchildren live a five minute walk away and that is such a treat!