Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our Thanksgiving!

I want to share our Thanksgiving!

First, I am going to share our decor. It is not much but I am starting to get more Thanksgiving decorations. Usually I get one decoration for each holiday but I got a few things this year. They were all on sale and I couldn't resist.

The first thing I bought, is the wreath. It was originally a $40 wreath, I got it for $16. I then bought the garland, which was originally $24, I got it for $8.

Then I got this pumpkin for $6 and it was originally $12.

I got this turkey for free from my sister, Marion for my late birthday present!
She got it for 50% off. I think it was originally $40.

I then hung my little scare crow broom where the witch was for Halloween.

I then purchased this cute "Give Thanks" pillow, from my friend, Leah. I so love it!

I hung our "Harvest" sign where the "Bat Motel" sign was.

I got out our turkey Ty.

Now I am going to share what I made for Thanksgiving!

I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They turned out awesome! A lot better than the first time I tried to make them. I was so impressed!

Here they are not bake.
I was crossing my fingers that they would turn out.

Then they came out like this!
I was pleased!

Here is the plate of them. They were really good and easy!

Here is the recipe:

1 spice cake mix
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 12 oz package of chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 350. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon cookies onto creased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

And that is all folks! That easy! You don't even need eggs!

And of course I made Oreo pie!
I make it every year.

And I made the candy yams and corn.

This year we had Thanksgiving at our house. I loved it! My family came and some of Kurt's came. It made it very easy for us. We didn't have to squeeze in two family dinners this year.

The food! Yummy!

My sister-in-law, Carolyn. She is my brother, Robert's wife.

My daddy!
You can see behind him that we set up 2 tables in our kitchen.

At the first table we have:
Lane, my mom, my sister, Marion, my uncle, Ruel and his wife Denise.

At the other table we had my brother, Robert and my uncle, Ernie.

Ayla just kept running all over the place eating from my plate and her aunt, Marion's plate.

We had some people in the living room with trays.
This Aaron and my friend, Melissa.

Here I am with my sister-in-law, Krista. She is Kurt's sister.

Then me with my other mom!
This is Kurt's mom.

One with my daddy!

The desserts! Yummy!

One with my sister, Marion.

Ayla with her Oreo she had been wanting all day! Happy girl!

One with my hubby, Kurt!

We had a great time with our family and friends and after everyone left we read from...

our Thankful Jar.

As we read them I was surprised how much I repeated myself.
Some of the main things I was thankful for were...

Spending time with family
Time spent playing with Ayla.
Getting rest that I needed.

The most crazy one was, I was thankful my sister, Marion wasn't killed on Thanksgiving. While she was on her way to work, she was driving on a on ramp and a car was heading the wrong direction. The car tried to have a head on with her and I mean he ment too. He must have been wanting to commit susicde or something. Marion called the cops. Later, Marion talked to her coworker (who drives the same direction) to see if she saw a car pulled over. She told Marion, "Yes and they had him hand cuffed." We were very lucky that day and we all felt thankful nothing serious happened to Marion or anyone else.

It was a great Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for!


Ann Marie said...

Loved this post!
I am Thankful for you!♥

Garden of Egan said...

It looks like it was an awesome Thanksgiving!
That's a houseful.
The food looks yummy and those pumpkin cookies so easy. Perfect!

Are you having a crowd at Christmas?