Our Thanksgiving Holidays started off early. The kids were out of school and stayed out.
I started cooking our feast the night before. I don't mind staying up late to do so, I'd rather stay up late than wake up real early. I guess that's our tradition. I even cooked the Turkey the night before. I guess if we had company over I would cook it that day, but being it was just us, I decided to cook it early and save the ham for the next day.
I spent most of the night (and many nights) catching up business stuff while waiting for the oven to beep :)
I took tons of photos from our Thanksgiving Day.. AND.. AND.. I even printed out those Thankful Cards I mentioned. I bought the album, I have the scrapbooking papers, now I just have to merge the two.
Our Thanksgiving Day was very relaxing. We woke up to tons of snow! I love waking up to a fresh blanket of snow, while the oven is on filling the house with the smell of ham, the kids still in bed, hubby sleeping in, and coffee ready to be served.
Izzy decided to have a sleepover with the neighbors. It's always nice to have her friends over because they play so well together. I served them up some chocolate chip pancakes while watching the Thanksgiving Macy's parade. I love the smell of the Sweet Potato Casserole, that I absolutely love, probably my favorite dish next to the pies.. and then the Turkey and Ham.
The dogs are going stir crazy smelling all the food throughout the house.
I did send hubby out to pick up some pies because I forgot the Carnation milk to go into my Pumpkin Pie, so he made quick stop at Peggys and got their Banana Cream Pie (yum) and their Pumpkin Pie. And I have had it ever since (in fact, I am gonna have one when I'm done typing this(.
We were all ready to eat by noon, Turkey, Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Sausage/Cranberry/Apple Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, and Pies!
We took the dogs and kids out to have some fun and I can't believe how much it snowed over night. We dug ourselves out and built forts, created snowballs, and started an all out Snowball fight. I found myself crawling on the ground behind cars as I tried to outrun Rudy. Too bad hubby knows how to really throw a snowball (ouch!).
We came back in, all set for Round 2 (out of 15) of eating.
We layed lazily on the sofa watching TV, stuffed from eating way too much!
We headed back out in the early evening to dig ourselves out even more! But our gracious neighbors of over 6 years plowed us out with their 4-wheeler. We all hung outside chit-chatting as our dogs went crazy chasing one another. And I don't know what it is about new fallen snow, that makes me feel like a kid all over again. But we ended up spending the rest of the night, sledding down hills, running through waist deep snow, and playing in the playground!
Just feeling all around Thankful...
- for my life & my health. I feel like I'm exactly where I want to be. There's always somewhere I want to be, or something I want to do.. but being content in where I am is truly a blessing.
- for an amazing husand (His Thankful Card totally made my day/week)
- for a brand new adventure with my kids. Each day is a new adventure with my 'munchkins'.
- for passion, hobbies, career... they all roll into one for me.
- for living in Alaska. Now that I know that we have a few more years here, we've all taken a different perspective on our stay because we know that there is no more extending. Once this tour is over, it's over. We may come back or stay state side. Either way, it's officially our last few years here.
- for my puppy. I love this guy, he is a constant reminder to 'slow down' and enjoy life :)
I hope everyone had a great weekend full of Thanks.
Can't believe it's already Monday and it's back to the Grind for all of us :)