Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

November 29, 2009

My sister Lisa was able to come up from Corona to spend Thanksgiving with us this year. Both her kids and my kids have been beside themselves waiting to see each other again. (I just love how much our kids love each other!) Jim (who is the closest thing to a brother that I have, besides my ACTUAL brother) hosted the feast at his house this year, taking on the turkey duties, along with gravy, candied yams (which I just don't get, but his daughter Kathryn really likes), mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie (made by Kathryn), just to name a few dishes. At my house, we cooked the ham, dressing, corn, rolls, and deviled eggs before packing it all up and heading to Jim's for dinner.

At Jim's we all took turns sharing what we were thankful for before digging in and relishing the food and conversation. Things we were thankful for varied from being thankful that we could all be together to being thankful for Team Edward (my niece, Taylor) to being thankful for rolls (Nicholas was hungry!)

After letting our (quite) full bellies settle a bit, Doug broke out the karaoke, and we all took turns singing for hours. Doug has an amazing library of karaoke songs, so we were able to sing 80s pop, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Frank Sinatra, Kings of Leon--you name it! Everyone got up and took turns singing solo, duets, and background. Perfect family entertainment for a family kind of day.


  1. What...your neice's name is Taylor and she's not a Jacob fan?

    That looks like a perfect celebration. And that is the most beautiful turkey presentation I've seen!

  2. Looks like a great time! Love that you all got into the karaoke - what a hoot!

  3. I love me some karaoke! We sing a lot at family get-togethers too. Your kiddos are adorable!!! Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I love your new blog header, btw!