Friday, November 25, 2011

happy thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is officially over and the Black Friday madness will soon begin again (actually, for a few crazies, it already has), and I thought I should continue my little tradition of sharing an ever-so-funny turkey project. This one won because I love how its beak is bigger than its neck and head. I did an adapted version of this project I found on pinterest with my kiddos. A lot of work, but super cute.

I was surprised at 8:36 am this morning when I heard the garage door open and in walked Phil505. He was supposed to work until 2, but things were slow and he got to come home. That meant a couple things:

1. I didn't have to be by myself for part of a very family focused holiday on which I tend to be very homesick, and. . .
2. I would not be watching very much of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade because of the whole football thing.

But that's ok - because he came home - and we actually got to ride together to the Marquez's for Thanksgiving dinner. I was asked to bring the scalloped corn again this year, and yes, I called my sister for the recipe at just about 4 am. (I actually had two people ask me today if I called her. Of course I called her. It's my stupid Thanksgiving tradition!) She did not answer, but did call back an hour or so later. I also brought dessert. Because that's what I bring to things. I tried something new that I'd pinned a while back. Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake. Have. Mercy. If you like pumpkin then you will most definitely want to try this one. And don't forget the whipped cream. It will help to cancel out the two sticks of butter. Well, you know how Paula Deen is with her butter.

And because it's important, here are a few things I'm thankful for this year:
  • our new house. it was a long time coming, but it feels good to be home. even if there are still boxes waiting to be unpacked. that reminds me, I need to post some pictures, don't I?
  • ability to work. even though it's not my favorite job ever, I have one. so many others don't.
  • an amazing husband. he never knows from day to day how I'm going to be or what kind of mood I'm going to be in, but he's always right there. ready to wrap his arms around me.
  • nieces and nephews who make me laugh. I miss them. 
  • the rest of my family. my mom who sends me tea and talks to me on my way to school. my dad who secretly wants to cheer for the Ducks and add more green and yellow into his wardrobe. my sister who tells me the craziest stories about her kids and knows far too much about me. and my brother who doesn't talk to me all that much but is still my little brother.
  • my grandma. she's packed a lot of love and life into those 91 years. I missed going to her house today.
  • my church family. we've lost some people recently, and that's very sad. but there are so many others who have been encouraging me lately. it means a lot.
  • for facebook. it probably consumes more of my time than it should, but I'm so glad that I have this way to stay in touch with family and friends.
  • Bible study. our women's group is doing Daniel now. you know how many times I've heard the story of the fiery furnace?  more than I can count. but I love that the old testament is still so practical and applicable to us today. and that there's still newness to discover in God's Word.
There you have it. Gobble. Gobble. Now go out there and get yourself some bargains. Just please don't act like the crazy Target lady. That would just be weird. And embarrassing.

1 comment:

Kellie said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. :) I guess I was one of those that asked if you called your sister. hahaha!! :) So happy Phil505 could come home early!