Monday, November 30, 2009

I love the Holiday Season - Thanksgiving is the begining!

I loved this Thanksgiving. Holidays can be warm and happy or sad and lonely. This was a really good week for me.
We have a tradition that everyone helps out with the meal so mom isn't stuck in the kitchen while the rest of the family is out having fun. This is Jeff laughing because five pies he ordered and bought are on the sideboard and he can do whatever he wants!
Nathan made Amanda's mom's rolls, Rachel made her traditional cranberry sauce, she learned how in school and then has made it every year since! Rebekah presided over the potatoes, Matthew made some yummy yams (no idea where he got that recipe) and Michael decided on the drinks and then got to clean up. So that left me with just the turkey (which got done 2 hours earlier than expected) and some vegetables.

The family all together!
I never did find out what the joke was, but it was so nice to have everyone back again sharing new life stories,playing games, watching movies, and showing new dance moves.

Thanksgiving Football - Sheila played both teams defense and even caught and carried away the football on one memorable play. It was a great day.

On Saturday the girls went to Boardwalk on a sunny, warm day and really enjoyed the beach!

Ahh life is grand!


Bonnie said...

What a fun time for your family! How great that everyone does a little something and magically Thanksgiving dinner is born. Jeff had a cushy job though! Fun!

Zack & Shaunna said...

Fun! Our Thanksgiving assingments were similar. Everyone helped out, it made the day so much more enjoyable and much less stressful. I'm glad your family could enjoy the holiday together.

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Looks good. Glad all went well.