Saturday, November 29, 2008


We were so busy but so blessed over the Thanksgiving holidays. Wednesday evening Matt's brother, SIL and their 5 children arrived. Taylor, Caleb and Madison were thrilled. They had been counting down the days until "the cousins" arrived :)

Thursday was filled with much cooking and eating! We enjoyed turkey with all our traditional trimmings. I cooked the turkey with turned out quite good I might say. In the past few years I have gotten the privilege of cooking the turkey....I enjoy cooking the turkey. Last year I didn't cook it as we went to Matt's sister's house and had smoked turkey which was great but I enjoyed being able to cook the turkey this year :)

Our trimmings consist of broccoli cheese casserole, sweet potato casserole w/ pecan and brown sugar topping, green beans, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, macaroni and cheese and numerous desserts (this year it was apple pie, pecan pie and chocolate chess pie...yummy)!

The table before everyone sat down and consumed the food (there is something wrong with spending 2 days cooking and then it being gone in 30 minutes :)

The kids enjoyed playing together so much and the only tears were when they had to leave. Kelsey and Shelby cried and Caleb sulked and informed me that their stay wasn't long enough.

The kids playing nicely

Shelby, Kelsey and Caleb writing what they are thankful for on the "thanksgiving board"

Caleb got a new haircut :)

Just kidding! He got the same haircut he normally does he just ask Aunt Gabby to "spike it" and she obliged :) He LOVED it!

Sitting with Daddy and showing off the "new do"

Nana and her boys

Speak no evil, See no evil, Hear no evil

Friday morning Matt's twin brother, SIL and their daughter arrived! Baby Hannah is just so sweet. Everyone just wants to hold her and love on her since they will be moving at the end of December to a place not so easy to get to on a regular basis (right now they are only an hour and half away).

Shelby and Madison loving on Hannah

Aunt Gabby loving on Hannah

Taylor loving on Hannah

Friday after noon the youngest 8 went to the park for awhile. It was so nice and they really enjoyed getting to go to the park together.





Cindy said...

Now that's a good-looking bird, Holly! Way to go! I may be making my own for Christmas this year, so I'll have to come to you for tips! Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very good......

Gabby said...

We did have a ball!!! The food and fellowship was good. It was very relaxing!!! and I loved the movie!!! :)

April said...

Looks like a yummy feast! Glad you all had a great Thanksgiving. I love the Christmas background on your blog! Looks good. :)