Monday, November 29, 2010


I love Thanksgiving and we had a really, great weekend this year.  Scott unfortunately had to work Thursday & Friday, and Carys was sick for the first half of the week, but thankfully she felt better on Thursday and Scott was still able to make it to both of our Thanksgiving dinners!  I cooked my first, full turkey dinner this year, and I can honestly say that it was pretty good and I had a lot of fun doing it!  Our schedule was a little crazy.  We went to my mom's house in the early afternoon for our first dinner, and then my sister's family and my brother all came back with us to our house to have dinner with my dad and grandma.  It was a whirlwind day, but it was great spending it with family!  Carys had a blast playing with my nephews and by the end of the night, she had warmed up enough that she was entertaining all of us with her dance moves! ha!  

Tyler and Carys at Grandma Judy's

Carys LOVED playing with Aunt Lisa!

Me and my handsome bro!

Carys with the teddy bear purse that was mine when I was her age!

My first turkey! (full disclosure - it was dry. I overcooked it, but not bad for a 1st attempt!)

All the fixins'!

I made the Pioneer Women's Soul Sweet Taters (except I did half marshmallows, half pecan topping) and used her mashed potato recipe.  I made Grandma Alice's recipe for stuffing and followed her instructions on making gravy.  I also made Scott a pecan pie - his special request.  I was a little stressed trying to figure out how to make dinner when we weren't even going to be home for part of the day, but I made all the sides the day before and that was definitely the way to go.  The turkey cooked faster than I expected, so by the time we got back from my mom's it was already over temperature, but at least I'll know not to make the same mistake next year!  Overall, with the exception of Scott working most of the day and the turkey, everything turned out great.

I have so much to be thankful for everyday, but in the spirit of the season I'd thought I'd share some of the things I'm most thankful for...
like these two... 
spending all my time with this one,

and the little things that remind me how sweet this time of our lives is, like...

shoes in the dishwasher,
Little People in my boots, 
and watching the joy of discovering cool, new things like a flashlight!

Hope your Thanksgiving was full of love and good food!


  1. Love her purple hat :) Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.

  2. Christa!

    Love the post, as usual. You do such an awesome job. Is the pink hat the one from Germany? It's adorable. Miss you guys and can't wait 'til Christmas.

    Grandma V