Sunday, December 8, 2013

Two Thanksgivings

Eddie and I love getting to celebrate Thanksgiving with both of our families.  His family gathering is slightly larger than mine, but we, together with my brother's family, have enjoyed making our own Thanksgiving traditions the last few years.  Eddie and Aunt Jessica do most of the cooking preparations.  Usually, Eddie does the turkey, but this year, they swapped responsibilities, and Jessica gave the turkey and stuffing a try.  Eddie made some yummy homemade homemade mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and "healthy" pecan pie while I added a green bean casserole and Aunt Jessica added some other necessary Thanksgiving treats like cranberry sauce and deviled eggs.  At Eddie's family, his aunts do most of the cooking, and we just took a dessert. We really enjoyed catching up on family time after a busy year.

Thanksgiving #1

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I love taking advantage of Uncle Matthew's house for a great fall backdrop for pictures.  

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I am thankful for this little man. 

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Great-Grandpa with all of his children for Thanksgiving. 

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Just the kids. 

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Sweet baby Grady just enjoyed crawling all over and exploring. Hard to believe last year he was still in the hospital. 

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Thankful to still have this man with us.  He is the last of the great-grandparents living. 

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Hanging out after dinner. 

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Just enjoying catching up with the family. 

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Cousin Christy doing her niece's hair. 

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More family time. 

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Handsome cousin Hudson, the baby of the family, hanging out with his mother. 
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Aunt Patti watching Evan playing a game. 

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My handsome husband. 

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Aunt Dava enjoys some snuggle time with Grady. 

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Evan did put down his electronic gadget to go outside for some exercise so there is plenty of hope for him. 

Thanksgiving #2

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Some yummy appetizers. 

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Emma stuffing her mouth full of oranges. 

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Cousins Cate and Brody posing for a picture, but it was too dark without a flash. 

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Turkey, stuffing, gravy, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and cranberry sauce.  Yum!

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mashed potatoes and green bean casserole

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And what Thanksgiving table could be complete without a butter turkey?  Of course, he actually survived the meal completely whole.  I guess no one wanted to murder this turkey.  Ha!

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Papa just brought himself for dinner. 

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Uncle Eddie prepares the rolls. 

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Uncle Paul pours the drinks. 

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The adult table.  We did enjoy our meal although I'm not sure this picture really shows it.  

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The kid table.  I think Brody was probably the only one really into his food. 

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And the kids all wanted these for dessert.  Ha!

5 comments:

  1. I love the butter turkey! I did you make it? The candy turkey is super cute too! Karsyn is just like Brody. While everyone else is picking, she's chowing down. I'm worried that it'll be only a matter of time before she decides that she's picky too.

    It looks like ya'll had two great Thanksgiving dinners! Yum! The boys are super cute in their matching dog shirts!

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  2. That butter turkey is awesome! Who made it and how???

    It looks like you had two great Thanksgiving celebrations. How fun to be able to celebrate with both of your families.

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  3. OK. What the heck! Your blog posts are not updating on my blog roll. No wonder I keep getting so far behind. That happened once to me where my posts where not updating on other people's feeds. It somehow just fixed itself.

    Anyway- fun looking Thanksgivings. I am sad to report that I have never, ever in my life had a butter turkey. I feel left out.

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  4. My sister-in-law's house is like something out of Home and Garden...I'm always taking pictures over there!! : )

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  5. Oh wow, looks like so much fun. Love tht you could celebrate 2 thanksgivings!! The boys are so cute!

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