Monday, November 30, 2009

What's it all about?


Thanksgiving is over. The 19 lb. turkey was consumed in two days. Almost frightening! We did have about 10 for dinner....it was the "after the meal" snacking that finished it up. I think the two guys pictured above contributed heavily to the finishing of the bird. One is about 6'6" and the other is 6"4". It takes a lot of calories to keep them going. And after reading all my cooking magazines...I just decided to do the tried and true dinner....Turkey and all of the carbohydrates that go with it.

My kids made fun of my pumpkin....as witnessed above...my music....and to top it off they no longer need my cooking lessons and they beat me at Boggle and Scrabble. But they helped cook and clean and brought much laughter to this old empty house. The week went by so quickly!

We had Molly and Josh (My oldest son's best friend...and really an adopted family member!) over for a visit. They have added new baby girl to their family....Jeff and Greg decided to teach their two cute boys how to cook cookies.

We had to purchase more "Break and Bake" cookies so the boys could do some "manly" cooking. With joy like this....why go to the extra work of home made? I'm really starting to reevaluate my priorities in life. Maybe easy and simple are the key!

I've written about these two boys before. You can read about them here....
http://www.dashdist.com/blackbird/news.html Check out the Gingerbread House party. Their mom and dad said they would like to come to another one.

Maybe what we need for the holidays is just family, friends and a bit of laughter!

Hope yours was full of fun too!

Until later,

Alma

18 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a nice family! All the things memories are made of!
    Paulette

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  3. Wow, your boys are talllll! Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday together. It's so special to have everyone together to enjoy the love and laughter.

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  4. fun on all those faces
    love it
    esp the doughboys

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  5. What a wonderful family and everyone was having fun together, that is what it is all about.

    Debbie

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  6. Wow! Your boys are tall--so is your daughter! She's beautiful, too--and the boys are mighty handsome. ;) I loved the picture of the young boys--indeed, that's what it's all about--friends and family and good times. I'm glad that you had such a good Thanksgiving!

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  7. It is wonderful to get together with family for Thanksgiving. Hope you had a wonderful time.

    I love the large picture in the middle of the top photo. Can you tell me what pattern that?

    Kim W.

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  8. Go Longhorns!!

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  9. what nice looking kids. Glad you had a good time -
    barab

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  10. Kim,

    The large sampler in the middle of the top picture is one my husband purchased in the Paris flea market. It was done in celebration of the Eiffel tower. It has several alphabets and then two Eiffel towers (one in each corner) along the bottom of the sampler. Will get a picture of it for you.

    Alma

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  11. Alma,
    Thanks so much for the info. It is really a beautiful picture.

    I really enjoy your blog and all the wonderful things you do.

    Kim W.

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  12. What a beautiful family and Thanksgiving looks like fun. I love that pumpkin too :)

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  13. What a beautiful family and Thanksgiving looks like fun. I love that pumpkin too :)

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  14. Very nice looking family. So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! That cute little pumpkin sure gets around!

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  15. Looks like the holidays are lots of fun at your house.

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  16. << Maybe what we need for the holidays is just family, friends and a bit of laughter! >>

    Looks like you got it right - everyone seems happy and full :-) No maybe about it - just the plain and simple truth!

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