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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving was so much fun! It was such a fun relaxing day. Even though there was a lot of food to prepare, it really was so relaxing and fun to do.

Becca and I got up early. She was so nice to bring all her pie dough crust for the pies. (Sweet Divinity, take me away) Seriously, her luscious pie crust crumbles in your mouth! It is divine.

Here is Bec, preparing her crusts............(Saweeeet apron..I found this Old fashion Apron at the DI for her. I have been collecting them. I knew she would love it as much as me!: ))

(Kenny, helping make pecan pie.)



I was so anxious to decorate the table that I had it all set you the night before. As many of you already know, I am a BIG believer in NO PAPER plates on Thanksgiving. I use paper plates lots during my normal daily life, that I want Thanksgiving to be special. (Click here for last years, festivities.)

(The table. It really turned out so beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. I had a "Thankful journal" on each place setting also.)




(The Turkey. I did a new dressing drizzle for the top this year. I think I may stick to it! It was a cranberry drizzle)



(Enjoying the delicious food...I wish I would have gotten a picture of the heart attack roll-up's Bec made! I salivate just thinking of them! HA! They are THAT good!)



(We had pie coming out our ears by the time they left! But it was nice to have a slice every day..ok, or three or four. We had two chocolate mousse pies, two apple pies, one pumpkin pie, one pecan pie, and one cherry pie.)

As part of Thanksgiving tradition, we always go around the table and say what we are thankful for. This year I got all of the kids on video! My sister said that her sister-in-law has everyone write down in a tablet what they are thankful for. They keep the tablet every year and add to it. I am going to steal this idea Heather! I think it is so smart. So I will start that next year!!

(All the videos are super short)
Truman--

video


***Savanah***
video


```````Caleb```````

video

---Brigham----
video

===Kennedy====
video


Thanksgiving was perfect in every way. It was so nice to spend it with family. To cook with someone, enjoy the meal with family, and here what others are grateful for. My heart was full all of Thanksgiving day. I was afraid I might burst into tears and embarrass myself. Luckily, I didn't.

I am so grateful for all that we have! We have so much to be grateful for! Nothing compares to the happiness that the gospel has provided for me in my life!! What a blessed day of Thanks! I will always remember it! Thanks for sharing it with us Becca, Allen, and kiddos! We love you guys!!

23 comments:

Adriane said...

so fun! Bonnie, you don't know me, but I feel like I know you. Becca and Allen were our good buds when they lived here and we miss them sooo much. My husband especially misses talking with Allen about all of his art stuff and their lives. Oh well. I'm glad you have them in your vicinity now to enjoy. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Those pies looked delicious! See ya, Adriane Hapgood

The Phillips Family said...

That is such a great idea Bonnie I love it.
Glad that you guys had a great Thanksgiving.

Becca said...

Who is that FOX in the apron???

Can I Have This Dance.... said...

Your Thanksgiving looks and sounds wonderful! I felt pretty emotional on that day also because of all my blessings!

Christina said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing. You guys made some amazing food there... I'm way impressed. I've never made a pie! GASP! I know- maybe I'll practice over the next year. Yours all looked beautiful! I love Kennedy's "thankful" choice. You are apparently teaching your kids very well.

The Anderson's said...

So cute Bon! Are we on your guest list for next year? puhleaze!!! What a cute idea to get the kids thankful's on video. I am so glad you had some of your family to share it with!

Kristin said...

Fabulous!! I love your table:} I always wonder why we just can't eat pies for Thanksgiving. Yummy!

Adams Family said...

Yummy! And fun! I loved Kennedy's thankful video. So sweet. She seems like a fun and full of it kid. It is fun to see Becca and her family.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh you are a picker upper! I love reading your blogs, Bon! It looks like you guys had a great time! Will you be up in Idaho Falls at all during Christmas?

The Cutlers said...

The table and food looked WONDERFUL. I want to have a Thanksgiving Dinner once a month and have someone else cook it and clean it up!!! I am craving pie now! I am glad you had a good time! Love ya!

Hild Family said...

It looks like you had an amazing Thanksgiving. All of the food looked so delicious- especially the pies! How fun to share the holiday with your sister.

Devyn said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love this holiday!! I love your table decor!!

~Our Rockabilly Life~ said...

BRAT I so want some of that lemon mergaine! All we had was pumpkin and apple pie..lol but then again...there was only two of us to eat this year. I think I'm stealing that notebook idea!

Pugh Family said...

Bonnie, you're so Awesome! I wish I could be more like you! Glad your Thanksgiving was great!

The Calder Crowd said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! I am glad Becca was there to help you, she hasn't changed at all!! I heard you guys were relocating to here now that Beau has a job offer here...will that be before or after the baby?!!! Can't wait to be neighbors, our kids can grow up just like you and I did!!! :)

Monica said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time on thanksgiving. I don’t know how you and Becca have time to do everything you do!! I loved the apron; Kennedy is the cutest thing making that pecan pie YUM! Your table looked magnificent.

Ralph and Annette Perez said...

You guys know how to have fun!!! Becca hasn't changed since she was a kid either!! What a great family!

Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn said...

If I ever have a little boy I want him to be like Brigham. I love that he could not hold still or look at the camera.I am still laughong at Kennedy with her finger up her nose.

Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn said...

That is suppose to be laughing not laughong sorry.

The Whiteley Collection said...

those pies look amazing! I attempted my first pie for thanksgiving... i need to figure out how to do a pie to make it look great like those! All of you are so creative!

So how are things? I saw you were having a boy... Congrats! I am sure Caleb will be glad for that! Beau too!

Jenn and Tyler said...

I haven't looked at your blog in a while, you never disappoint! I'm glad you had such a wonderful holiday and that you had family to share it with!

Heather's Blog said...

Bonnie! Love your cute backgrounds on your blog! If you were here i would have you give me some lessons. :) When I was reading through the post about the person doing a Thanksgiving Journal I was like "Cool! we do that too!" Then I was like "oh! that's me she's talking about!" Funny. It looks like y'all had so much fun and your pies and turkey look super beautiful! Love it! Oh yea and lets not forget that total hottie in the apron. That totally made the day. :)

Jenny said...

Looks like you had fun! And those pies look SO YUMMY!