thanksgiving 2011. what a wonderful day it was!
we hosted my husband's side of the family.
i made a few dishes using recipes i found on pinterest (check out my thanksgiving board). including this a.maz.ing. pumpkin pie!
boone requested it. i wasn't a fan of pumpkin pie....until now. this one won me over.
the kid's table was super simple :) i did pick up some cute pilgrim hats from hobby lobby that they enjoyed coloring.
the adult beverage table.
i shamelessly had deanie snap a picture of me and my cute husband. :)
a few more pictures of the yummy food.
rye bread appetizers.
one loaf of mini rye bread (found by the deli counter)
mix chopped onion (i use sweet vidalia), mayo, and parmesan cheese. broil for 2-4 minutes.
oreo turkeys. the kids LOVED these! but please note....i had planned on making them with the kids. so glad i didn't as these are pretty laborious. my kids were disappointed at first, but when they saw how long it was taking me they were fine to go play and leave me with the turkeys.
oh, these were good! marinated mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, topped with sun dried tomato and basil.
check my pinterest thanksgiving board for the pie, oreo turkeys and mozzarella appetizer.
the official turkey carver! this is my father in law slicing up the turkey that my mother in law prepared and brought over.
and here is my favorite Bible passage to read for thanksgiving. psalm 100.
the four big kids read this for part of our dinner devotions (hank was cut out of the picture...sorry buddy.)
mr. daddy followed this up with a reading from c.s. lewis called 'the necessity of tribulation'. it is a daily reading from "The Business of Heaven".
this was the only picture i took that shows all the food. :) that's moz, my super stylish sister in law and on the left is my dashing, smarty pants brother in law.
games galore. euchre, pictionary, scategories, chess and speed scrabble.
we settled down and pulled the computer monitor into the family room and streamed in a movie from netflix.
and when everyone had gone home just me, moz and susie put hair styles on pinterst to the test. this braid is super cute no?
at 1am i finally gave them a hug and went to bed. happy thanksgiving!