Well, I’ll have you know that my Attack Plan actually worked! My plan was to eat at 1:00, and I called everyone into the kitchen to say the blessing at 1:09! And I didn’t forget anything! I am so excited!!
The Hubs and I started our day around 8:00 buttering and seasoning the turkey and getting it in the oven and getting the potatoes in the crock pot. Then we got back into bed while the kids watched tv (cause that’s how we role!). Then around 10:00 I turned on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which I had been TiVoing, got showered and ready for family to arrive. C helped me set the table, and then around noon we pulled a delicious, golden brown turkey out of the oven. Yummo!
I got all the casseroles in and out of the oven, and then my mom and dad arrived with more food and my in-laws arrived with pumpkin pie, so I got the buffet area set up on the counter, and got the turkey, rolls, cranberry sauce, and gravy on the table and got the drinks fixed.
After dinner and desserts, we posed in the front yard for a couple of family snapshots that included Gipper–something we have not done before. They turned out pretty good!
The Hubs and I went to Wal-Mart around 5:30 to catch a couple of items on the Black Friday sale, and then we came back home for left overs. Then we walked down the street and around the corner to the street in our neighborhood that goes ALL. OUT. for Christmas. The kids requested to have their picture made with some of their favorite inflatables and the Holy Family.
It was a lovely (and delicious) Thanksgiving, and I loved every minute of it! I have so much to be thankful for. I am forever grateful to God for all He has blessed me with.