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Saturday, November 28, 2009

THANKSGIVING WEEK

I have had the most busy Thanksgiving week I have EVER had! It began Tuesday night. I was in charge of making desserts for our dinner at work. I wanted to please everyone so I made numerous deserts. One plain cheesecake, one cherry cheese cake, 2 banana puddings, one coconut cake, and one red velvet cake. Austin decorated the top of that one :)

I am so thankful that mom came over to help. She cleaned up behind me as I went. So when I dropped in the bed after midnight, the kitchen was spotless. Then I woke up at 4am to make the banana pudding so it would be fresh. That night I was exhausted, but still had to prepare for our family dinner. Sandy's company gave us a turkey check again and I got a HUGE turkey.He hardly fit in the pan.
The table was set.
Billy and Wes waiting to eat.
Granny actually sat down for a few minutes. That mom is a working machine!Wes was the first one to sit down to eat. Must be that hard working job of his. Makes him hungry.


The dining room was crowded this year because the den was emptied out due to remodling.

Time to eat. Thanking God for our many blessings.

No TV watching around this house. Time for family bingo!!
We had some gag gifts. Wes won a maze book.
Melissa got some snowman ears.
Granny got a stress buster.
And some funny man glasses.
and pap had to try them on.Pap got a bag of coal, but he got a big jar of candy too.We had some good prizes too including gift cards to Sonics, Subway and Big Lots. Billy won a cup of candy and a tin of candy. He was happy with that. He loves candy.
Sara won 10 dollars.
Last thing of the night....Austin and Tyler break the wish bone. Tyler won. And once again mom cleaned up everything. I want to know where she gets all that energy. Seriously.

So in the bed at 11 and out of bed at 3 am. Time for shopping. Austin and I headed to Target. He has never been out shopping early. He nearly killed me when we arrived there at 3:15 and he found out they didn't open till 5!! He thought they opened at 4. Hehe-mom got him good.
I never do the big shopping thing either. I have been known to go out early and get one or two things, but that's it.
Here is Austin using the free bag they gave us to warm his face. It was 32 outside.
This year I decided to save some money and do this black friday thing big. Oh my! Was I crazy?? Check out lines over a hours long, bathroom lines just as long, traffic like I have never seen. I covered 7 or more stores and got tons of great buys. I came home, covered my eyes.... and went straight to bed. CAN YOU BELIEVE I SLEPT 17 HOURS!!!! I told you I had a busy week!!
LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING:
Wear hat, gloves even take a blanket for sitting. Dress to shed because later you will be hot and sweaty.
Do not carry heavy pocketbook. Your shoulders and back will not be happy in the morning....ugh
Take as many kids as possible. They can stand in line at checkout while you grab other random things.
I feel like I have been hit by a MAC truck.....but what a great week I have had......now to put up the tree today........


2 comments:

jennifer said...

What fun! It looks like y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathi said...

Your Thanksgiving Day and week looks so happy and blessed. Wow, 17 hours? You were tired. That's a big turkey. What did it weigh? I'm just curious and also wondering if that is a standard sized turkey pan. I accidentally let my turkey tom get too big and half of him did not fit in the standard pan. He weighed 41 pounds. I was exhausted after defeathering and cleaning. The fresh turkey tasted great, however. Kathi