Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Did you all have a good Thanksgiving?
I woke up this morning and thought, "Wow, it's Saturday for the third day in a row!"
It was pretty sweet.

We had a wonderful couple of days with my family.
I'm so glad that they were able to come up, and Dad was feeling well enough to travel.
God has been so good to us this year.

This was my first time to host Thanksgiving.
It was so much fun.
I wanted my family to not to have to do anything but show up.
However, since I'm a little inexperienced at cooking a turkey, ham, and stuffing, I had to have a little help.

Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving table.
We live in an apartment, and our "dining room" doubles as my craft room.
So I had to put everything away and make room for us all.

I made the napkins with Sally.
We finally got to use the China that my Aunt Kristie gave us.
My mom made the centerpiece trivet that I like to use in the Fall.
I got the owl napkin rings at Hobby Lobby for 80% off.
I also made the leaf "table runner," as well as the place cards.

Not all of the serving dishes matched, but they were all wedding gifts that I haven't gotten to use.
I was excited to dig out those nice dishes and finally put them to use!
I also got to use my roaster pan that I hadn't used.

Here are some more pictures of the rest of the weekend:

All the boys on the couch...waiting for lunch to be served.

My perfect pumpkin pie.

Tyler made a buttermilk pie all by himself! 

We played Clue!
My late Aunt Irene gave us this game as a wedding gift, and we just opened it this week!

My ornery brothers.

Then we played Monopoly.
If you ask my husband who won, he'll say my dad whooped everyone.

We went to Wal-Mart on Thursday evening for about 45 minutes.
It was ca-razy!!

My momma helped me put up my Christmas decorations on Friday.
I'm so glad she helped!  
I haven't felt very good this week, and she was a tremendous help!

She also made me this absolutely gorgeous Christmas wreath for my door!!
{She read my mind...I was just thinking the other day that I was going to have to figure out what kind of wreath to make for I don't have to.}

The "birthday kids."
We celebrated our birthdays this week since we won't be together next week.
Tyler's is the 29th, and mine and my brother's is the 30th (no, we're not twins.  And I'm older than him, too).

We went to eat pizza at a cheap, but yummy pizza place for lunch!
That would be my youngest brother and my parents.

My beautiful momma and I.

Then we went to Target.
This is how the boys felt about it.
By the way, it's safer for my dad to wear his cervical collar out in public so people won't bump into him.  ESPECIALLY during Black Friday sales...I can't believe he braved it out there.

My daddy and I. 
I'm his "mini-me."
I love him.

My family left last evening.
They had a 4.5 hour drive home.
When they left, my husband told me to sit on the couch.
Then he retrieved a blanket, my pillow, and a drink for me.
He told me that I was to rest and the only reason I could get up was to use the restroom or go to bed.
He served me supper, dessert, and refills on my tea.
Then we watched Netflix.
He's so good to me. :)

I was blessed to be able to host my family in my home.
I absolutely loved having them here.
We had a good time, and memories were made.

I hope y'all had a good Thanksgiving!
What'd you do?
Who did you see?
What was your favorite thing to eat?

Oh, and by the way, I've decided to extend my sale through the entire weekend.  To help celebrate my last week as a 23 year old, you can get 23% off in my shop using coupon code YAYFOR23 at the checkout.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Beth! Congrats on your first Thanksgiving ever! :) That pumpkin pie is a thing of beauty. Seriously.


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