Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've had a quiet day here, with the Mr. sleeping (since he worked all last night and goes back to work another overnight shift in a couple of hours), me keeping an eye on the turkey, and a nice, cozy fire in our new wood stove.  The children begged for a "jammie day" (meaning they don't have to get dressed all day long!) and so far, we have enjoyed some Thanksgiving crafts, stories, and games of Boggle Jr, UNO Moo, Barrel of Monkeys, and Settlers of Zarahemla (well, OK, only half of a game of Settlers - they tired of it after about an hour).  Though the turkey's been in for over 8 hours now, the timer is still not popped, and I'm hoping it pops in the next hour or the Mr. will miss it all together!  Other than that, though, it's been a peaceful, quiet, and relaxing day!  I haven't accomplished a single thing other than keeping the children dressed and preparing our simple meal (Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, rolls, cranberry sauce, fresh beet salad, steamed green beans, and a pumpkin pie...much simpler than either of our extended families, but all I was willing to do on my own. :) )

The kids helped me make some little napkin 'turkeys' for our place settings:

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