Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Recap

The Kids - Connor, Philip holding Janie, Catherine and Maddy

Even though the temperature outside was about 12 degrees on Thanksgiving Day, we had a wonderful day full of warmth and love and food and chocolate! What more could a person want?

Everything was so yummy! Well, except for the awful, horribly dry and tasteless stuffing -- ugh! I thought cornbread stuffing sounded good, but no, it wasn't!
Note to self -- don't try something new at Thanksgiving!

Philip & Catherine came with darling baby Janie and brought a most delicious thunderbird salad. So tasty and I don't like salad, but I love that one! It has bacon and mayonnaise in it -- what's not to love, eh!

Cboo brought beer and wine -- yep, he's my favorite son! Just kidding!!! :) Since he is now in the bar business, he knows a few things about wine and we were the lucky recipients of that knowledge!

Of course, I made the turkey and Lisa's fabulous mashed potatoes. Thank God for those potatoes since that stuffing was so awful. Also on the menu -- delish green beans, cranberry jello, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, fudge and marble cheesecake with homemade raspberry sauce! So, all those people who think I can't cook -- I just proved you wrong, didn't I! Just because I like fast or frozen food a lot of the time, I do know how to make a few things! :)

Maddy feeding Janie her first taste of yummy mashed potatoes! She loved em!

I had read about some handy little "dinner conversation starters" so printed those out, folded them up and put them in a bowl. Everyone had to take one, read it aloud and then we all took a turn answering the query. It was so fun! I know Mr. Tennis was rolling his eyes about it beforehand, but he loved it too!

The most special part of the day was watching Maddy love on little Janie. The highpoint was hearing Maddy excitedly say, "Mom, did you see that? Janie hugged me!!!" My heart melted and I know Philip and Catherine's did too. So much sweetness in one place!

Our original little family unit!

And then the next morning -- shocker--I got up at 4 AM to catch a Black Friday Sale!
Scored a nice new laptop -- Merry Christmas to me!!! :)


Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! Holy cow! You had enough food for an army!

So glad you scored a new computer! We will be sending you to Bloggers Anonymous soon!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a beautiful family!


PS. think Chicago/February!

Courtney said...

So glad you got to spend the holiday with everyone. That picture of Maddie feeding Janie is priceless!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I can't believe how big Janie is! It seems like just yesterday I was sending you congrats on her arrival.

Kim K. said...

What beautiful pictures. That picture of Maddie with Janie is just precious.

Gail said...

Love seeing your beautiful family.
Janie is adorable.

Awesome about the computer! I think I've been to 1 early Black Friday sale. Too lazy to get up so early. ;)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Scoring on Black Friday is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving weekend!

Sharon said...

Beautiful family!!!! You 'crazy'! !!4am!!!?!?! Love your crafts too. amazing.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like you had the most wonderful thanksgiving celebration with your beautiful family! How cute are Maddy and Janie together....oh my!!

HOORAY for your Black Friday Score!

Happy Holidays to you and the family~



Casey said...

Adorable family!!! The baby is getting so big! And what a cutie. Looks like a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Bridget said...

Hey Stranger! Just catching up with your adorable family! Looks like a perfect Thanksgiving-bad stuffing and all! You all look so handsome and happy and as always your cute post brought a smile to my face. Hope all is well. I'm afraid we have been hit by the terrible thing called Winter:( hoping you are enjoying the holiday season. Thanks for all of your sweet messages while we were in China. Look forward to catching up.


Kim said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had. I love all the pictures. I am sure Maddy and Janie have lots of fun!

Margaret M said...

Gorgeous pictures! Woo Hoo on the laptop!!!!