Please excuse my absence lately from the blog! I've been busy busy busy! A few quick updates
1. I hosted Thanksgiving again this year. Did I mention that earlier? Its kinda a big deal, especially since 18 family members enter our not so big house to enjoy a delicious meal. Not to mention we had 4 generations present. So much to be thankful for! It went so well, and I figured out to have all the food prepped and on warmers or in the oven so that when everyone arrives, I get to enjoy their company rather than be sweating in the kitchen and fighting with everybody congregating in the kitchen. (Why is it that everyone gathers in the kitchen? I have realized that is my biggest pet peeve when hostessing!) My wonderful brother-in-law made the turkeys again this year and when I say made, I mean smoked in the smoker his lovely wife got him. They were delicious! My sisters who live in Florida made it up again this year and we spent the day eating, visiting, playing cards, skeet shooting, and of course watching sweet little Eli.
|Prepping for the meal|
|May and Bristol help with clean up!|
|Intense card playing!|
|Don't they look wonderful?|
|This little guy was enjoying dancing with all the ladies!|
|I love our tree! It seems so homey to me! Especially now since the bundle of present below has doubled since this photo was taken!|