02 December 2010


This Thanksgiving was much different that any of the past years.....1. Jack was home this year so we were able to have dinner as a family!! 2. We didn't travel! 3. We made our 1st Thanksgiving dinner - turkey with all the fixings! We decided that we were going to stay put this year - traveling for both Thanksgiving and Christmas would just be too much since it's 22 hours to Wichita! Jack's parents made the trip from MO and spent Thanksgiving with us. It was nice to have a seasoned cook in the kitchen to help the rookie. I now feel like I can take on Thanksgiving solo next year. The part I was most worried/nervous about - the gravy! And it turned out perfect!!!

Jack had to find a project to do with his Dad while they were here.
What better thing to do than clean out and reorganize the garage!?!
Katelyn of course had to be out there and wanted to play bubbles.

Grammie and Pops brought one of her Christmas presents early - a picnic table!
She loves it! She sits on it all the time - eating her snack like a big girl or watching TV.

The picnic table can also be a fort!

Katelyn helping Grammie grind the pecans for pecan pie.

"Mom, I think the turkey's almost done!"

And finally it was time to eat!!

Amy and Emmalyn joined us for dinner.
The girls sitting on Pops' lap for a book.

Yes, you are seeing that right - she's in a tank top on Thanksgiving!
It was in the upper 70s, low 80 on turkey day!
Not my kind of Thanksgiving.
I definitely missed the cooler weather!

And finally - Katelyn's attitude picture!
She thinks it's pretty cool to cross her arms like this now!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We had so much to be thankful for this year!

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