we had a fabulous thanksgiving this year! i know everyone always says that, but we truly had an enjoyable day/month of thanksgiving. we usually have a pretty large group on thanksgiving day which means that recipes are tripled and guests are spread throughout every inch of the house and yard. its always fun to be surrounded by friends, but this year we kept it very simple and small. it was so nice to sit around the table and just be family!
i wrapped our turkey in bacon and roasted pears for garnish. the purpose of the bacon (besides being deliciously naughty) was that it allowed me to leave the turkey pretty much unattended. no basting required with all that bacony-goodness! here is a photo of the aftermath:
grandpa is always willing to give the kiddos whatever they want and thanksgiving was no exception! jack has wanted a pie in his face for a number of months now...
...and he loved every second of it!
ev thought it looked like fun, and grandpa was willing to oblige!
we were able to video chat with rikki, alli and jacob, which were in idaho together for the holiday. here we are all gathered around listening to some very exciting news from alli and jacob... they are expecting their first little person in may!!!
we did several fun things through out the month to recognize this holiday...but ive just been too lazy to post any of them!
here are a few pictures:
making apple turkeys with the Taysom bunch!
we also painted handprint-turkeys
then we made indian headbands with everett, sophie, sophie beard, tommy and rhemi.
shortly after this photo was taken, ellie bashed ev's nose with a toy train. its a good thing they love each other... or are stuck with each other, whichever way you want to look at it.
riding home in style!
everett came over for an afternoon and we watched some sea creatures "grow" right before our eyes. it was truly remarkable and it changed my life forever.
and the only other thing of true importance that we did this month was go with some friends to see
HARRY POTTER opening weekend!!!!!! or as a true fan would say HP 7.1!!!!
(i also went again and saw it on thanksgiving with mom and larissa- we are such scamps, but it was so much fun!)
and now we are putting up christmas decorations and listening to bing crosby and frank sinatra on the ipod.
this was our november in a nutshell.
hope you enjoyed it.