Monday, November 28, 2011


Thanksgiving was once again amazing. My family never ceases to amaze me. We do holidays right! Here's a list of the food we had: turkey, ham, my Grandma's homemade noodles, broccoli rice casserole, hot corn casserole, homemade rolls, sweet potatoes, pies, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing...i'm probably missing a bunch of stuff. Highlights of the day. Getting to see my sisters that I don't see enough. Getting to see my cousins who I don't see enough. Throwing a hot roll across the room to my uncle. Lexi being adorable the whole day. Lexi riding my cousin's old rocking horse. Me wearing 2 different shoes. Lexi telling uncle JR "Go pokes!" and "No boomer." My uncle Mike giving Lexi some stuffed animals, including a huge Mickey Mouse that came from Disney land. Uncle Mike has finally started to open up around kids more. When he and my Aunt Claudia got married there were already 5 kids in the family. He was very standofish. Not huggy or touchy feely. So to see him play with Lexi makes my heart happy!
Friday was Jacob's side of the family's thanksgiving. I finally convinced Jacob's mom that everyone needed to being a dish. Previously she had cooked the entire meal by herself...crazy huh! So I got the honor of cooking the turkey. I was terrified because I have never cooked a turkey before. And my mom was not going to be here to help me. But I followed a combination of instructions and cooked him in my mom's electric roaster. SO EASY! I must buy one of those when we move out. Also for dinner we had ham, sweet potato casserole (it was like dessert. Had an apple crisp like topping!) stuffing, corn, green beans, and more that I am missing. It was another amazing meal. I love going to Jacob's side of the family because there are kids Lexi's age to play with. She loves to play with her cousins. And even though they are a few years older than her she just follows them around and is part of the gang. She melted my heart when we were leaving and she said, "I wanna stay at pawpaw's house." Such a sweet girl.
Today I am home in bed with the flu. Fun times here, so don't come too close!

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