Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Day 2010

I love Thanksgiving.
I mean, what’s not to love?!
You get to hang out with family/friends all day
and eat and eat and eat…
and people don’t give you weird looks when you go for seconds
because they are doing it too!

This is our second year celebrating Thanksgiving in Columbus.
While it is still sad to be away from our families,
we love that we have great friends who are just like family!


This year, Thanksgiving was at our house.
Cramming 14 adults plus a few babies into our small space was tricky,
but we totally made it work!


I was in charge of cooking the turkey this year.
I’ve never cooked a turkey before and I was actually quite concerned.
But with the help of my wonderful friend Amy
(plus several phone calls to my mom for directions on how to actually cook a turkey!)
it turned out delicious and moist!
(yes, Calli…I said MOIST. Deal with it!)

Tyson was picked to carve the turkey,
since he happened to be standing in the kitchen when it was time!
The other boys were quite impressed with his mad carving skills.
(Actually, they are med students and are trying to identify the different ligaments and whatnot)


The best part of having a big group is all the food!
Everyone brought something yummy…
we had green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, rolls, candied yams, mashed potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, stuffing, and lots of delicious desserts.
(Side note: last Thanksgiving, I was pregnant…this year, I wished I could still wear my stretchy maternity pants!)

This was Riker’s first Thanksgiving
so we had to snap a picture of our little family.

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone,
we are looking forward to Christmas!
Especially since we will get to see all our families!


Brenden+Nikki said...

I love the little family picture at the end. You guys look cute and you make cute babies. I think it's time for another one that I can admire ;).

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am glad you had a wonderful day and good job on the turkey, looks yummy! Miss you guys!