Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Recap

I actually hosted my first Thanksgiving this year and I have to say I think it went pretty well.  Andrew's family was here and so I had a little help which was great, but I was more than happy to do the majority of it while they played with the munchkins.  I was especially thrilled to have my first turkey turn out so delicious.  It was literally falling off the bone it was so moist.  It didn't look very pretty, but it sure tasted good.  We did the traditional green bean casserole, yams, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce and jello with it.  Since my brother-in-laws Brazilian girlfriend was with us they made some delicious cheese rolls to go with dinner instead of the traditional rolls and butter.  They were sooo good.  For dessert we had the usual pumpkin pie with some delicious whipped cream and my favorite chocolate pie. Mmm mmm!  We had a great time and it was nice to have Andrew's family here to visit.  On Friday, I did the usual Black Friday thing with a friend and her sister-in-law.  We were at Sears at 4 am.  Craziness!  It seems like each year gets earlier and earlier.  Good times though.  I was so excited to get a pair of sawhorses finally.  Can you believe I've been doing all of my projects without them.  I am actually working on a project currently and got to use them for the first time.  What a difference they make.  After Sears we headed over to Wal-Mart.  Oh My Goodness!!!  We actually managed to get everything we wanted, but holy cow it was a mad house.  After spending a good hour and a half there we decided to forgo more shopping since we didn't really need anything else and go to breakfast instead.  It was fun to go out with just the girls for some early morning shopping.  Friday night we decided to ride the trax to Temple Square to see the lights for opening night.  Temple Square is always so beautiful, but especially at Christmas time.  Unfortunately, it is always way too cold and with two little munchkins we're pretty limited on the time spent there.  Friday night and Saturday morning all of our guests headed home so we had a pretty laid back Saturday and Sunday.  We managed to get all the laundry done, clean the house (there was way too much dog hair from two dogs), I snuck out to JoAnn's for a little bit and we got to enjoy our new In N Out again. :)

Me and Mr. Turkey saying saying hello :)

Doesn't she look so pretty all dressed up

Doesn't she look so tasty

Look at those perfect peaks on those mashed potatoes

I have to say the table was a little disappointing to me... I had big plans and then I just didn't have time.

Me and Mr. Handsome waiting for the train

Ella Bella and her daddy at Temple Square

Gorgeous!!! Unfortunately we didn't notice the battery was dead in the camera until we got there.  So we only have a couple decent pictures.

I've taught her right.  Dipping her fries in her shake.

Oh I'm hungry just looking at this picture.


  1. You go with the fries, Ella!! Nice job on the dinner. Potatoes look awesome!

  2. I'm so proud of Ella!!! You taught her well:]

  3. Ok a couple of things, first I like your new haircut. Second congrats on your in-n-out and third are you going after Christmas shopping with us or with Andrew's family?


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