Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner

We have enjoyed many a Thanksgiving dinner in Utah thanks to my lovely sister in laws and niece Emily.  I decided it was payback time so I volunteered to host Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Emily graciously allowed us to use her house and she let me totally mess up her kitchen.  Jim, Emily, the girls and I cooked and cooked on Wednesday and got a lot done.

Thursday morning I got the rolls all rolled out and ready to rise.  There were a lot of them!  I lost count!

We had plenty of appetizers to keep them busy when they got back from their basketball game while we finished up dinner.
And some pretty flowers for the table.
All the delicious food is wonderful but of course the best part of the holiday is getting to hang out with people we love and that love us!

 The annual weigh in - who will put on the most weight??
 The head turkey carver.

Patiently waiting for dinner to be ready...

Pilgrims and Indians

Cali wanted everyone to dress up as an Indian or Pilgrim for Thanksgiving.  So we did!

I found a cute pattern on line for some pilgrim hats so Cali and I put some together.  Cali also made some fun Indian feather headbands.  Along with some great items from Aunt Teresa's dress up box the kids - big and little - looked great!