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)
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!!