This year we hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the Peterson Family at our house. I agreed to cook the turkey and dressing (neither of which I had ever done before). We had our 4, Jim, Lori, and their 3 girls, Dave, Donna, Granny, Grandpa, Aunt Francis, and Uncle Jerry. It was wonderful! My first oven baked turkey turned out perfect- thanks to my Grandmama's turkey recipe passed down by mom. I also used her stuffing recipe, with a twist from a lady at work whose grandma made stuffing balls every Thanksgiving. They turned out delicious! I know my Grandmama was smiling down from heaven on our first attempt at a large family gathering.
1st Thanksgiving at our house was a success.
Lori, Jim, and Granny
Grandpa and Jerry are too busy eating their delicious meal to pause for a picture.
Uncle Jerry and Aunt Francis
The cousins having fun with weaponry on the basement stairwell.
Abbi, Makinna, and Cody.
Look out turkey. Cody has his eye on you. Jim and Ben feeling the pain of a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and relax to a game of football.
Caleb and Abbi battling it out on Lego Batman Wii.
Everyone left before it got dark that evening. Thanksgiving night around 8 or 9 pm Caleb noticed it was snowing outside. Our first snow of the year! Nice size snow flakes fell down, but they didn't amount to much. We still had a little dusting left in the morning. We drove to Henderson to see Mom, Bill, and Kevin Friday morning while all the crazy shoppers were out and about. I usually shop with my brother and we laugh at all the lunatics fighting over gifts and standing in lines for hours. But we usually end up with several bargains ourselves. We weren't really in the mood this year and the ads were not up to par with deals this year.
Cody was excited to see the Pilgrim hat desserts that Shyanne had made for Thanksgiving. Uh, I think you are supposed to eat those, not wear them Cody.