NOTE: My apologies on the quality of my photos. Not only did I not have the flash on, but we missed many opportunities to take more. Guess that's what happens when you have your mind on Turkey! They are imperfect, like us, but I couldn't stand the thought of not having pictures from that day to look back on.
Woo hoo! You did it! You made it through Thanksgiving! Those of you that hosted the dinner this year undoubtedly are thinking you won't do it again next year. But Thanksgiving hospitality is like having a baby...you will forget all the work entailed by March and by September you will be looking forward to filling your family's bellies with yummy food and love again. Thank goodness.
I hope everyone had an incredible, "FULL-FILLING" day (I know wegot plenty full). We started our day early with a good breakfast since we wouldn't be carving the turkey till after four p.m. As I mentioned in this post, the holidays have been blah for me the last several years and Thanksgiving day started out no differently. "Boo-turkey" was my mantra. "Whatever" was my standard response for everything. The trip to BC was quiet. But, once we got to BC my mood got better. Once we went to Leo and Pam's house my disposition got a little brighter. By the end of the day, I didn't want to leave.
When we arrived at Pam and Leo's, about 1:15 or so, we found them choppin' and tidying. We were the first ones there and enjoyed a short visit with them.
It is so cute how the twins so love their older cousins!
Pam and Leo made the turkey, dressing, ham and gravy and Melissa and Christi made a lot of the sides: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, oh my gosh I am getting full just thinking about it. No, wait...its the three servings of left-overs I had today that is making me feel full. They had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pumpkin bread and sock it to me cake. Oh, Lord, it was all so good! The front room of the house was set up with long tables and everyone was able to sit together all at once.
Topics included Ashleigh's up coming wedding, Jim Caviezal, Ashleigh's upcoming wedding, Black Friday, Facebook, Ashleigh's up coming wedding. LOL, just kidding. We actually hardly even talked about the wedding. I had a chance to see a picture of "the dress" but I didn't look. I don't want to see it till the day.
Then it was time for the big game...A&M vs. Texas! That was a blast. Ashleigh's fiance, Colton, is a big Longhorn fan. He was giving me a hard time about my Aggies and I guess I may have gigged his Longhorns a time or two also. But, it was all in good fun. I like that he can be a Longhorn and I can be an Aggie and we can still get along. Like, Mr. Obama says, "we can disagree without being disagreeable". He is a good sport which is more than I can say for a lot of people!! I wont even mention that the Aggies won...oops.
But, then it was time to leave. Boo! Or, as an Aggie would say, "tsssss" because booing is rude. The trip home was uneventful, thank God, and we had a yummy midnight snack of turkey and dressing once we got here. All in all it was a day for which I am truly Thankful!! I hope everyone had a blessed, happ y day.