Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be grateful for today! But most of all I am grateful that at the last minute we decided to celebrate this day of Thanks as a family. Normally on Thursday's Jason is in class until late - getting home well after the girls have gone to bed. since our Thanksgiving holiday is not celebrated in England I was geared up to just forget the holiday until this weekend when we could have some family time. But Jason woke up this morning and announced he was skipping his classes and was going to make a Thanksgiving dinner. He even had planned out what was on the menu. So we quickly set to making a shopping list, and the girls and I headed the store. We had a minor set back of the car not starting, but that was quickly solved by pulling out the stroller and heading to a different store that could be reached on foot.

Jason and I spent all afternoon cooking up the feast completely from scratch.
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Our Thanksgiving menu consisted of roast chicken (a turkey was too big and too expensive), cornbread stuffing, cranberry ginger sauce, bacon and blue cheese brussel sprouts, cheesy mashed potatoes, and sweet potato pie for dessert.
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(somehow the cranberry sauce didn't make it in the picture)

After our bellies were filled we decided to try bowling with the girls. So we bundled up and headed down the road.
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Antalya loved it!
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That is, she loved it for the first two frames. Then she got bored with the whole "sitting and waiting for your turn" thing and the lights and music from the arcade started calling to her.

Victoria bowled a few more frames for everyone (and despite the look on her face, loved every minute of it) until we decided we were done and left the game only half complete.
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We all made our way over to the arcade and finished out our night popping coins in machines.
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We missed all our family and loved ones back home, but I am grateful our little family was together today. Hope you all have had an equally memorable and wonderful Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Lianna said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! What a lovely post!

Jan said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Looks delicious, too. What is the stick of green things in the first picture? That can't be the way Brussels Sprouts come. . .

Sunny said...

Yep, that's how brussel sprouts are meant to be sold. The english love their brussel sprouts. I had four different options when I went to the supermarket - on the stalk, organic, cheap, or by the bulk.

Jeff & Rebecca said...

I love those pictures. You guys look so great. We miss you, and missed you on Thanksgiving. Love ya!!