Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Day 2009

Thanksgiving was a great day spent with family again this year. It is amazing how smoothly the day can go with a little planning ahead of time. This year I made sure the frig was cleaned out, dishes were all clean, dishwasher was emptied, and pies were all made the day before. Thanksgiving day clicked along like clock work. :)

Our day began with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while the smell of turkey filled the house. There is nothing like Thanksgiving Day at home with the aroma of yummy food in the air.

Nick waiting on the food... he sat there for nearly an hour.

Guest's began to arrive at 12:00 and dinner was served a little after 1:00. We had 2 turkeys.... 1 baked and 1 smoked. (my dad smoked a turkey in his smoker and brought it with him), mashed potatoes (2 kinds... regular and red), green bean casserole, corn casserole, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, croissants, noodles, deviled eggs, 2 pumpkin pies, 2 pecan pies, pumpkin cupcakes and gravy. Yummy!

My uncle Ron and aunt Debbie were here from Minnesota. It was wonderful having them in town again. They were here earlier this month visiting and then came back this week on their way to visit my cousin Jennifer who is on her way home from Afghanistan. They didn't know they would be back in town when they were here a couple weeks ago so this was a pleasant surprise having them here for Thanksgiving. I was very young the last time I ate Thanksgiving dinner with my uncle Ron.

Dinner was followed up by football and chatting along with pie and coffee. My family headed out around 5:30 and Greg's parents arrived shortly after 6:00.

We ate more pie, drank more coffee, played Apples to Apples and watched Punkin Chunkin on the Science Channel. It was a contest to see how far you can launch a pumpkin with different contraptions. The goal was one mile. Greg looked forward to watching this show all week long.

Greg's parents left our house around 11:00. It was a solid 12 hour day with family, food and laughter. One couldn't ask for a better Thanksgiving. Hope yours was everything you had hoped it would be and more.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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