Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving on our own for the first time

We stayed home for the first time in 12 years to have our own Thanksgiving. We had some friends, the Drakes, over for the feast. It was a fabulous dinner!! We had pretty much everything we would have if we had gone home. We made rolls, sweet potato casserole, cheesy vegetables, and 4 pies. They were all super good. We also had some mishaps with salt as we were making stuff and had to throw away a batch of rolls and pie filling, we were getting delirious by the end of the night before Thanksgiving, but luckily we caught our mistakes and didn't serve salt rolls and salt pumpkin pie:) Jamie Drake brought cards for the kids to make, which they loved. Then had some more neighbors over, the Fitzgerald's, for pie. We had 7 pies and a pan of brownies for 6 adults and 8 kids. Lots of fun, the only bummer was it rained pretty much all day and the kids couldn't go outside and play. Fun day though and nice not to have to make the 10+hour drive to Utah for a few days. But it is sure nice to go home too and not have to make so much stuff as well.