November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving at my parents...

Thanksgiving is always a wonderful holiday. We get to cook and bake- two of my favorite things to do. We get to spend time with family. We don't have to go to work or school. We get to sleep in. And, this year, the kids stayed at my parent's and we got to go home all by ourselves. (A little insight into what that means for our family- Scott and I watched several of our shows on DVR, slept straight through the night and woke up when we wanted to without one girl on each of my arms. It also meant going to the grocery store and Costco as grown-ups).
I had three food assignments yesterday- pumpkin pie, rolls and seafood cocktail. First thing in the morning, I got up and started the rolls, while they were rising, I made the pies. They were so beautiful, before I put them in the oven. As I was transferring them from the counter top to the oven, I got distracted and splashed pie filling all over the place.
My mom always does an amazing job decorating the table. Below is the table and the buffet.


While we were taking pictures of the little families, we took some of Mom and Dad with the Utah grand kids. It was really too dark, to take without the flash, but I tried it anyway. Harrison wasn't having the best time.

Thanks family for all that you do. I love you and am the most grateful for my family.

1 comment:

The Squire Family said...

Your Thanksgiving dinner and table looks straight out of a magazine! I am so impressed!