Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

It probably should have looked like this:

Autumn place setting

but it ended up looking like this:

fighting the crowds

Let me explain. Last year was the Thanksgiving to beat all other Thanksgivings. Not only did we have turkey and all the trimmings, but we had a wedding in the family THAT weekend, and *all* six children and all their kids and other extended family attended. My folks hosted it, and they've joked ever since that they were going OUT next year. (Can you blame 'em?)

Well, as the calendar turned, all the families made plans with in-laws and friends this year, and Mom had knee surgery two weeks out from the big day. So, what started as a joke, became a strong possibility, and then... planned!

Our little family was invited to come along to the restaurant. It would definitely be a memory maker, right? We had a blast! The place was PACKED. I couldn't understand it. The manager said it was their busiest day -- sheesh! I'm no Martha Stewart, but isn't this supposed to be a "family gathered at home" holiday? People do this every year? I don't get it.

Well, we got into the spirit of it....sort of....

Going undercover for Thanksgiving out 

...those disguises didn't stay on too long. The mustaches tickled!  The food was really good, and we had all the traditional Thanksgiving food and none of the dishes! [Don't worry about us missing the leftovers -- everybody cooked their own turkeys at their houses this weekend -- just for turkey sandwiches! LOL]

The rest of the day was filled with desserts and snacks -- dessert and snack table

watching our beloved Texas Aggies.... (oh, my poor Aggies!)


TAMU logo

board games...


...and turkey-induced coma naps. Zzzzzzzzz....


In other words, a *perfect* Thanksgiving.
Eat your heart out, Martha.

the thanksgiving crew 2008


Elena said...

Can't beat no dishes! Glad it was nice and relaxed for you. Love the disguise picture. HA!

Mama Williams said...

Looks like your Thanksgiving was Fabulous! Glad you didn't miss out on the leftovers, I would have missed that. Happy Anniversary to you too! It does get tricky to squeeze it all in, but hey we're worth it! How many years is it for you?

Mama Williams said...

BTW- I love the look of your blog!

Rebekah said...

Hah hah! I love the disguises! This will be a Thanksgiving to remember! What a fun memory.

'Gig 'Em Aggs!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a sweet family you have...m...