Sunday, November 27, 2011


I have to chuckle to myself at the title I chose for this post. My girl has been walking around all week saying she's a turkey, then exclaiming "Cock-a-doodle-do!". Maybe I should have titled it that instead. Any who, I know Thanksgiving tends to get thrown under the bus in a rush to get to Christmas. But I'm gonna drag it out one more day, because it was splendid, and drag out worthy. I have never really cared much for this holiday, that is until this year. I don't know why, but I was really looking forward to it. I was anxious for a day surrounded by family, my kids getting plenty of cousin time, and of course, stuffing myself full with some amazing food (that I didn't have to slave over the stove to make).

Nick made the turkey to bring to my Mom's house. Yum.

This wishbone is still sitting on our kitchen windowsill. I should probably take care of that tonight before our cat gets ahold of it and runs off. It has happened before. Ha.

Everyone got all dolled up to go to Grandma's house.

I love these two little turkeys...

My friend Megan made their cute owl shirts. Check her out here.

We arrived at Grandma's, and after her shy little warm up, Nugget was off and running with  her cousins. I hardly saw her but to eat a few bites of mashed potatoes, then back again for pie.

Somehow the kids took over the 'grown up' table...

And left the grown ups to sit over here...but no one seemed to mind too much.

Brother was a happy camper while stuffing his face with his first tastes of Thanksgiving goodness.

And my sweet niece, Lauren, hung back and played with him while the other girls played upstairs.

Despite our attempts to smooth it down, Brother's hair just wanted to rock out, Dennis the Menace style.

When it was time to go, my oldest niece, Caylie, took out her super awesome sunglasses. And I just had to try them on. I like how my sister pointed out every body's reflection in them. Awesome.

Caylie rocks the glasses better than me, and rightfully so. She makes me smile.

We traveled in a caravan to go eat again (Bummer!) with my Dad's side of the family. I didn't take any pictures there though. Wish I would have because they are lots of fun.

The next day we had our neighbors, Mark and Rachel, over for more Thanksgiving dinner. Again I wish I took more pics, but I did snag these...

 Pecan Pie. Yum. Wish I could say I made it, but I didn't. Nick did. Thank God one of us can cook!

Rachel is so sweet and my kids adore her. She's gonna make one amazing Mama someday.

And there you have it. Our Thanksgiving, with lots to be thankful for. Gobble Gobble...err...Cock-a-doodle-do. Whatever. Hope yours was cozy.


  1. i can just tell it was a great day. i've got that same wishbone pic;)

  2. oh my word... your family is so so cute. your kids are gorgeous!!! it's so fun having one of each, isn't it?! love their Thanksgiving outfits.

    i got your email. you are a dear. i'll write ya soon.

    hugs! it's so good to "meet" you. : )

  3. ps. i'm a little jealous that your man does the cooking. ha!

    in our family, i do all the cooking, but i am not good at it. we all suffer. ; )