Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Happy Turkey Day!!!

Today was a fun and low-key Thanksgiving. Kasey and I got up and ran the Mesa Turkey Trot 10K. I wasn't going to do it since I've been so sick lately, but Kasey wasn't going to let that fly! I'm glad I did it because it was a lot of fun even if it wasn't my best time.
Drew, Joel, Tyler, and My Dad all went out and shot their guns. They had 9 guns between the four of them and Drew was in heaven. It sounds like they all had fun even though it was raining and my dad's Cayenne almost got stuck. I can't believe he took it into the mud in the first place!! wow!

After we got all showered up and headed over to my mom and dad's house. We tried something new and fun this year. Each member of the family had to choose a side dish that reminds them of growing up. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving related at all, but then each person was responsible for making that dish. We had quite an array of food. Turkey, Mac N Cheese (Amber), Mashed potatoes (Drew), sweet carrots (Tyler), Stuffing (Joel), Rolls (Kasey), Deviled Eggs (Me), Olives (my dad), and jello (also Amber). Then each couple had to bring their favorite dessert. So we had Apple Pie (Mom and Dad), Dog Ears (Amber and Tyler), Better than Sex Cake (Kasey and Joel), and French Silk Pie (Me and Drew). We had SOOOO much food but it was all sooo yummy and a fun way to make dinner. There is a picture with all of us in the kitchen working on our dishes at the same time. My mom was the one taking pictures because she was sick all day. Poor thing was so nauteous that she couldn't even EAT! SAD!
We tried to get Maddux to take a nibble at the turkey leg, but he was less than interested...Drew and I went on a hunt for the Arizona Republic paper so we could find all the ads for Black Friday. We were unsuccessful at about 6 gas stations so I went back to the house, picked up Kasey, Amber and Brooklyn and we tried a new strategy. We drove around until we found one on someone's driveway and took it. I know...I know! We are AWFUL!!! BUT...if it's still on your driveway at 6:00pm, are you really planning on going through the ads for early morning shopping!? I think not. :) (a little justification, huh?) So us girls sat on the couch and went through all the ads picking out where the best deals are and what we are going to get. I can't wait!
This little guy had a great time playing with the whole family today....
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
Now let the Christmas Season Begin!!!! =)

4 comments:

Steve and Steph said...

That's sad that your mom was sick. I like the idea of doing favorite side dishes and desserts, I may have to suggest that for our family. It looks like you guys had a fun day. Tell Amber I said Hi.

Brandis said...

Oh my goodness, you are evil!! I can't belive you stole a newspaper! :)
Good job on the turkey trot. Way to get back in the saddle. :)

Tierra said...

Sounds like a fun Thanksgiving. Maddox looks so cute. He is geting so big.

Mark and Mel said...

Glad you guys were all together as a family this year for THanksgiving! That's too bad your mom was sick on such a good food day though! :(