Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I decided to kick off Thanksgiving with the Turkey Trot 4 Mile & Relay like last year. Only instead of Ashley & I doing the relay, we did the entire 4 miles...and our husbands did the relay. Warren and Dan don't run, but they ran for us. It was fun being out there together and was a great way to start a day of feasting. (The 2009 Turkey Trot was the first race Ashley & I ever ran.)

Once we showered and packed up our things, we headed to my mom's house where the kids spent the night and began decorating for the big day.

Jiro drew the turkey both alive and dead.


Satchel decided it should be alive when we served it.


Warren headed into the kitchen to finish up his dishes and my mom, the kids, and I headed to the movies. We let the monkeys go see Tangled with their older cousin while we went to see Morning Glory. It was the first time the monkeys got to see a movie "by themselves" and they were ecstatic. My mom and I were also quite happy to see a movie of our own choosing.

Back at home, most of the food was done and the rest of the family assembled to eat.

Warren cut the turkey, and despite making a rule that there was to be "no picking," you can clearly see Satchel doing just that.


Everything was delicious, of course. In addition to turkey we had cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, baked cabbage, fresh cranberry sauce, canned cranberry sauce, rolls, apple pie, and a Mexican chocolate torte.

Once we were all stuffed and happy, we sat around to chat, read the newspaper ads, and play Blokus. Everyone loved Blokus. It proved to be entertaining to everyone aged 4-70+, which is quite a feat.


All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing day.

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