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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

It was so different this year...  small and quiet, but it was restful and fun!  Is there really anything better than going to Mom's?!  It was just my Mom and my little family this year.  Dad and Josh were in Florida at a car show trying to sell Josh's hotrod, so Joy and Caden were in Chicago and Robin and Grant were in Texas at his grandpa's funeral.  After all these years of BIG family gatherings (with my mom's whole extended family) this was a small group to cook for.  Soooo, Mom took this opportunity to teach me how to bake a turkey!  Yes, I'm 40 years old and I've never baked one!  Hard to believe...  but there has always been someone else who is making the turkey and I guess I've never had the idea of making one any other time...  turkeys are for Thanksgiving. :)  I should have taken a picture of my bird - it turned out beautiful.  Really, with mom there to teach me I know it couldn't have turned out bad.  We even tried a new recipe - the turkey bakes for only one hour and then sits in the oven until the oven is cool.  Very nice!

While the food was being prepared we had a wonderful surprise...  SNOW!  It made the day feel so cozy!  I had to snap a picture of the boys enjoying it from the window.

Here's Will and Grandma visiting...

Our Thanksgiving Feast...

Late in the afternoon the view across the front yard was so beautiful - see the ice rings around the trees?

After we were back home and unpacking, Will decided to try on John's shorts.  It reminded me so much of a picture we have of Josiah in John's "big" clothes when he was little. :)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family! I'm glad your day was so special, if a little smaller gathering than usual. Your pictures of the boys are just perfect! Thanks for sharing! We love you all!

  2. I have only made one turkey. It was at the apartment when we were in college. Our college class made a Thanksgiving dinner for our church seniors. It turned out but I'd love to know your new recipe! Glad the day was special with mom.