We housewives were spread out everywhere this year! Still, we've been keeping in touch over text and enjoying so much fun with our families! This was my first year being COMPLETELY in charge of dinner. We had Thanksgiving this year with just us. Josh and Ryan got up early to play flag football with some other guys from the ward. Ryan was super excited because he scored two touchdowns!! Aurora, Cole, Hudson and I all slept in a bit longer and then I got up to start on our feast. I can honestly say I don't know that I've ever cooked ALL DAY LONG, so this was kind of crazy! I was actually proud of myself for how I had things timed, and everything was ready to go at the same time...perfect!
Our delicious dinner consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yam casserole, green beans sauteed with garlic and bacon, deviled eggs, jello, rolls and gravy and of course homemade pumpkin pie for dessert! We have SOOOOO much food leftover, but I'll admit I LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers so I'm not at all disappointed. :-)
Now because I was in the kitchen all day, everyone else just kind of hung out. They played, read books, watched movies, played some more, and even cleaned a little bit! But because of that, I never got anyone, except Aurora, actually dressed...so while our dinner was fit for a king, we looked a little like peasants! :-) But that's okay because it was still wonderful! And I did get some pictures of the little princess on her FIRST Thanksgiving!
Aurora was in HEAVEN with the food. She ate turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and a roll. Daddy snuck a piece of pumpkin pie and shared with her...she pretty much thought it was the best thing ever! Her beautiful little Turkey dress, my mom got us last year before she was even born. We found them on sale and so Aurora and her two cute cousins got to be matchy matchy on Thanksgiving even though we were all in different states! :-)
On any given day, but especially on holidays that we can't be together...we almost always have a family text going on. These texts almost always include so much humor that I spend much of the time laughing so hard, I'm crying. Everyone shared such wonderful comments and pictures of what they made for dinner, pictures of our families and friends, and even one hilarious picture from my uncle expressing his utter distaste for Brussels sprouts! I can only say that I'm so incredibly grateful for the connection I have with my family. I know that our family is so special and I'm so thankful for the love we share!
I did get a couple of pictures from Jenn and Angela while they were celebrating Thanksgiving. Jenn was with my Grandma, Aunt, and Cousin and it looks like they had such a great day!
Aren't they all so awesome! :-)
And this gem came from Angela...she's going to be sharing her recipe soon and I'm SOOOOO excited! I know you guys will be too!
I know Lisa and Gena are having an amazing time with their families too! And hopefully they'll share a few pictures with us later about their fun!
I hope you all had an wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We are so thankful for our awesome readers and wish you the most amazing holiday weekend full of family, friends, food, and fun!!