Ever Grateful

Hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!  Our house was full and it was oh-so fun!  This was our first holiday in our new house and we. are. grateful!  My sister-in-law and I did some brainstorming on paint color and room designs.  We cooked up some fun projects!  And a very, VERY big fresh bird for Thanksgiving.

I had a minor accident with a knife and my finger first thing Thursday morning so I called in extra kitchen support.  That bird was a doozy and we needed three people to get it rinsed, dried and buttered (plenty of butter!)  I use my mom’s recipe and cook it breast down, stuffed with apples, pineapple, celery and onions.

My little ones enjoyed all the extra attention. Definitely had some tears after they left.

I very much enjoyed no-computer-just-family long weekend!  I was busy enjoying the constant fellowship so I wasn’t too hot in the photo-mama arena.  I didn’t even take any at my parents for our big family get-together there.  ~sad face~

But I will leave you with this little glimpse of our holiday…

Deep in thought.

Telling great-grandpa all about volcanos.

Ahh! So glad these two got along this visit! Uncle Ben looks too much like her daddy for her usual comfort!  But together they built many towers (and she smashed them) Friday night.

The Magic School Bus is a new hit around here.

Operation Big (turkey) Bird.

We were loving this beautiful late November weather, although I am partial to getting some snow about this time of year.  I think it’s in my Minnesota born blood!

Always happy to be hearing a story!

My faithful kitchen helper… as long as it involves extra playing in the water, of course!

30 Days of Thanks: 23-27
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  • Conny

    is your husband a twin?! he does look JUST like his brother!!
    what fun to host thanksgiving at your new house … SOME DAY I want to host!! I always have to go to the in-laws … but SOMEDAY, I’m doing it!!! Cooking, clean-up, all that work, but I can’t wait! :)

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      Yes he is. Identical. They even usually have the same hair cuts… this time it was a little more obvious who was who (but, no, I’ve never got them confused 😛 ) This is my 3rd year to host and my 4th to make the turkey. BUT ever year I have to ask my mom again how to make the gravy. I’ve got the meal down to a pretty simple routine… I think :-) It is alota work but with people around to help or just visit with while you work it makes it no big deal. I hope you get to host soon!!

  • http://www.bytesofmemory.com/ Bytesofmemory

    Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving weekend to me!