Saturday, November 29, 2008



Hello to all.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. At our house we had a Great time, every one showed up... With lots of food, and lots of deserts.   I was up early on Thursday cleaning and stuffing my 22# Turkey, it was a  big one...   Now while cleaning it I was feeling quite guilty that he gave his life so we could enjoy a wonderful meal.  I sometimes get this way, my Hubby says I watch too much TV on the Discovery Channel ha ha Any way I found myself talking to the bird and telling it how sorry I was for what he gave for us.. I know how silly that sounds but i did... lol;  Some days I thing I could give up eating meat, But the Good Lord gave us all this for us to eat and enjoy, he created nothing that is bad for us to eat.  And I guess that is  the circle of life.  But enough of that, we had a wonderful time together, cooking laughing and talking together.  I have some photos to share with you all.


Trying to get my sweet little grand daughters all set for their dinner.  Now the one with the  Papaw why are you taking my photo while I am eating...  is Caileigh, then Haylee, then Liberty. Little Libby called our family dinner a Thanksgiving A Feast, she is such a sweetie...  I guess  she was right. 


Ok the food is ready y"all  so come a get it..   But the little ones go first, we had so much food they could not choose what they wanted it is funny. Now Caileigh  was just interested in the deviled eggs with a olive of course, she is so like her Papaw..


Miss Libby with her sweet smile waiting for her plate.


My grandson Lyosha;  thinking he is going to get out of his photo being taken.  For some reason he does not like it taken so we have to sneak up and take one very fast.. lol;  


My lovely family members just waiting for their turn at the food. When you have so many little ones it is best to get them done first. And out of the way.  Some of you understand  right ladies....


This is Miss Maddison Lee, and her bunny  Roxie, she loves that bunny, my Sister went to build a bear to have it made for her. She plays with it all the time I am told and love to hug and kiss her. Sorry that the photo is blurry she kept rocking the bunny. lol


This is a  better one I think.. Is she not the sweetest little thing... 

Then after all were fed and fat and happy trying to stay awake, ha ha, I had a very wonderful and sweet surprise stop by.  It was my great niece Brittany with her new husband  Ben I think  that is his name..  sorry  this was the first time I got to meet him.. haha. Any way I have not seen Britt  for a  about a year I think she moved to Kansas  with her hubby he is in the Army. Jenny my niece  her Mom brought her over so we could see her and meet out new family member, now how sweet and caring was that... 


They are such a cute couple, he is very sweet and nice so I guess I give my approval, I did have to ask some questions though, but just a few. Then I had to threaten him, to make sure he takes good care of her and not hurt her or he would be sorry... lol  poor guy  I have to make sure that she is going to all right living so far away. Am I right Ladies...  


And I had to have a family photo taken, me, ben britt, heather. I really don't like this one of  me,,  I had to keep my hair up it was so warm in the kitchen.  It was such a great surprise, I was so happy to see her and meet him..  I am very close to my nieces Jenny and Brandee, and there children,  well not so much now but when they were younger, they are all so grown now..  I have always felt like Jenny and Brandee were like my  daughters.  I have always been there for them, since they were born. Must be the mother in me I guess.   Any way our day was so complete when they surprised us.

On Friday I did not a thing, I was so wore out and in some pain that I could hardly move, but today is not too bad. I am getting my house ready for decorating for Christmas.. yea....  Well this is getting long now, so I will save some for my next post.  I hope you all enjoyed reading about my Thanksgiving and looking at some photos. 

I want to thank you all for all you very sweet and wonderful comments you left me. You have touched my Heart with all your kindness..  God Bless;




Neabear said...

Fun post. I could barely move after everyone left on Thanksgiving. But I had to be okay on Friday, I was off to work and stuff. No time to relax. That I am doing today. Relaxing that is.

Smilingsal said...

Like you, Alaura, I can only do so much, and I pay the price the following day. (sigh) I think it's called getting old. But it's worth it to have good family times, eh?

justabeachkat said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....lots of good food and family surrounding you.


fairmaiden said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with a BiG family.

I think you look adorable in that picture. It's nice to put a face with the name.

Thank you for all your lovely sweet thoughts at Sea Cottage. ~Fairmaiden

mysteryhistorymom said...

You are such a cutie! And what a lovely family, too! So good to know that I am not the only one who drives their kids crazy with "baby talk" and such!:) Lori

trash talk said...

I too was worn out. I was going to get up bright and early Fri. morning and start decorating for Christmas, but my feet couldn't feel the floor. Poor tired feet. But we know it's all worth it, right? Debbie

Dawn said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day!!!! We had a 22 pounder too, and we had dinner with my Britt as well. :) :)

All the pictures of your family were lovely to look at. I can tell that everyone enjoyed their day.

take care,

A Romantic Porch said...

Alaura, Your Thanksgiving sounds so fun! I'm glad your family could be together! xo rachel

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Alaura,
Your family photos are wonderful! Isn't it great that we have these wonderful photos to help us cherish our memories and remember the fun times?

Riet said...

It must have been a wonderful day. Having fun and food with all the family. LOvely pictures too. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy pink week

Darlene said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!

Alice said...

LOL, Thanksgiving, a feast! I love that expression. You have such a beautiful family and how wonderful you were all together. Like you, I took Friday to recover, reading Christmas magazines and, what else, planning Christmas dinner.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Alaura,

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments too!

what a sweet thanksgiving you had! and thats too funny about the turkey, I feel the same way too sometimes! :)

Happy Holidays! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Alaura, I loved seeing all your Thanksgiving photos!....It looks like you had a lovely holiday!....Also wanted to thnak you personally again for participating in my swap! & yes...I am thinking about a "Valentines one! :)....Will visit again soon!...Your friend, Heidi XO