Our day started with our community 5K, which was frigid. When I grabbed water at Mile 2, I received a cup coated with ice. Although Matt started with Ellie in the back, they passed me around mile 2.5. I had plans to run a fast time, but I forgot to train. Whoops.
|The table. I invited our next door neighbors by saying, |
"Come for Thanksgiving. And bring your party table."
My neighbor and I spent all day Wednesday in my tiny kitchen, cooking up potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, cranberries, stuffing, and pie. Thursday was turkey, green beans, and gravy, along with baking everything from Wednesday. Ellie watched part of the parade and liked the horses the best.
|Ellie's art from school.|
Matt and our high school freshman neighbor carved the turkey. They had a large knife and we were all scared. (Matt just gave me a look. He thinks I should trust him more. In his defense, both Thanksgiving and this blog post were injury free.)
|Note Gram's silver. Makes me smile.|
Kids played in the living room tackling each other. Ellie gobbled like a turkey for our entertainment. Baby Louisa cried when she wasn't fed fast enough. Ellie stole Maria's cute boots and tried to walk in them. We watched movies and ate. And ate. And ate.
For some of our neighbors, a family from Spain, this was their first American Thanksgiving. We are absolutely blessed with our neighbors. Both Kyle and Kelly's family (with whom my regular readers are well acquainted) and our next-door neighbors made our Thanksgiving more fun. My grandmother's silver was out. One of Kyle's co-workers joined us. There were multiple languages spoken around the table.
And there was a lot of laughter.
|I accidentally dropped these. I served featherless turkeys.|
Today, I am making turkey stock for the first time, and we're decorating for Christmas.
Happy Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!