Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I'm a little late, but I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We went to nky to be with Derek's family and I made my first Thanksgiving dinner! Luckily I had been to Columbus a couple weeks prior and my mom and I made a practice turkey, and my mother and sister in laws were super helpful the day of, but dinner was a success and I was able to breathe a sigh of relief. I may or may not have had dreams about things going horribly wrong and dinner being ruined, or the turkey still breathing while I was cooking it.

The only potentially bad thing was that the turkey innards were not contained to a bag but instead were just sitting there inside the bird and needed to be taken out. I got hot and kind of nauseous when I saw them, but Linda came the rescue and took them out for me. I think I would have been able to do it, I just might have needed to go outside and get some air and work myself up to it. Maybe next year :)

Anyways, here is the finished product, my first turkey.

We also celebrated out nephew Connor's birthday over the weekend. We got him a lumberjack shirt that matched Derek's and a toy chainsaw so he could be a little mini lumberjack.

Oliver wanted to get in on the toy chainsaw action. He even was a fan of the safety goggles!

All the grandkids with grandma and pap pap. 
We are blessed with wonderful family and are so thankful for them. We're thankful that we were able to be with half of our family for Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing the other half at Christmas. We're also thankful that Linda is halfway through her chemo treatments and is doing well. (Doesn't she look great in the photo above?) She was even able to help pull Thanksgiving dinner together on Thursday! We have so much to be thankful for, most especially our Savior whose birth we anticipate as we wait to celebrate the moment in eternity when God entered the world in the form of an infant to save us when we were helpless to save ourselves.


Jen said...

look at you writing posts and taking pictures! get it girl! and cooking a turkey!?!?! i'm lucky to make a pb&j - so jealous! looks like a wonderful weekend friend.

Callie Nicole said...

Looks like it was a great Thanksgiving, and Linda does look like she's doing great!

Tracy said...

You need to get rubber gloves for the turkey cleaning next time. Not having to touch the innards helps!