Friday, November 25, 2011


The other day it dawned on me that Thanksgiving is the one holiday I can't bear to have messed with. Back during my cult-church days, Thanksgiving was one of the few holidays we were allowed to celebrate. Therefore, I have a lot of feelings of tradition for it that I don't have for other holidays. I love Christmas, but I could care less how we celebrate it. Easter is just any other Sunday; if someone wants to invite me to do something that's great, but if not, I'm just as happy to take a nap. But Thanksgiving? I've been celebrating it my whole life, so it has to be just so or I feel like something's missing. =)

This year I felt very blessed to have Andrew home again for the 2nd Thanksgiving in a row. In a life where holidays with your spouse feel more like a privilege than an expectation, I have definitely learned not to take that for granted! I was hoping to have some of his single buddies over because I love feeding people who don't get home-cooked meals very often, but that didn't work out. It was nice, though, just the two of us!

We certainly didn't lack for food:
That would be turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole, and homemade cranberry sauce. It was all delicious, if I do say so myself.

Dessert was pumpkin cake. It was delicious too--so moist. I may not like pumpkin pie, but I am sure down with some pumpkin cake!

The birds appeared to be celebrating Thanksgiving too:

We tried to give the cats some turkey, but cats just really aren't into celebrating holidays. They refused the turkey. Silly cats.


  1. I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with Andrew, though I think it's sad you have so few holiday traditions. Does Andrew have any traditions he likes to follow with Christmas?

  2. Not really. His favorite holiday is 4th of July, lol.

  3. the cats refused YOUR turkey??? Silly cats indeed.

  4. Yum! Looks great! I love Thanksgiving too. This year was really weird for us, but still good.

    YAY for having Andrew home two Thanksgivings in a row!

  5. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving & I'm glad your loved one was home to share!!!