Thanksgiving

Today was a great Thanksgiving day! While I didn’t get to watch the parade, I did get to eat lots of food and enjoy lots of family time. 🙂 The Fowlers left NoVa this morning at 6:30 in order to join us for lunch in the Boro with the Churches.

We had some amazing food. I made some not-so-amazing place cards.

It was seriously good. I filled my plate! I love ham and turkey… and stuffing and green beans and rolls and deviled eggs and mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and slaw.
After dinner we ate our fill of desserts including a pumpkin roll (which my dad kept calling a log… not the self esteem booster you would think it would be), apple pie, pumpkin chiffon pie, pumpkin cookies, and a chocolate cake. Oooooo boy! Then we took the party outside and put the rest of the grapes to good use. I.e. threw them across the yard to see who could catch them in their mouths.

And my sister snapped a few pictures for us. 🙂

We Fowlers left once the sun set and made it back to the Rah-town around 7:00. Debbie and I went over to Michael’s to hit up the 30% off sale (yay! LOTS of yarn!) and then Brian and his bro, Jer, braved the crowds to try and find some sweet deals at WalMart. About 15 minutes after they left I got a phone call (I was expecting some sort of call like, “do we want 2 video games or 10?” but this was no such call) and it was announced that they were leaving because there were literally a zillion people there. I don’t blame them. Fingers crossed that sales will still be good tomorrow at a decent hour… and Cyber Monday.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Turkey day and ate themselves silly!

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thankful

It appears the name of the game is ‘post what you’re thankful for.’ And actually I meant to do this much earlier; I’m feeling thankful for so many things. We have an amazing apartment on the top floor (read: no noisy elephants above us) with lots of sunlight. I can walk to Target. Or Earthfare. Or Yopop. We are healthy. The weather has been sunny and pleasant. I know weather talk can sometimes be trivial, but it really does affect me and I’m thankful for lots of sunshine and the occasional gray day. I’m thankful that I love to cook and my family loves to eat. I spent all day in the kitchen and felt refreshed and energized at the end of it. You could call me Becca Crocker.

[Sad/Funny Side Note: At my grandpa’s funeral last year, we met Betty Crocker. Not the Betty Crocker, but still.]

Though, I think the top of my list this year is eating Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I haven’t been able to do that since college. It’s pretty special. And a close second, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I also haven’t been able to do that since college… although without cable (nothing from the tv is plugged into the wall except the power cord) I’m not exactly sure how I’ll make that happen.

I’m also thankful for my husband and my bunny. 🙂 We are a wee family and it feels good to finally be able to sit on the couch and watch “tv” together (i.e. catch up on hulu). In fact, Lola was feeling left out tonight and decided to jump on my head/in Brian’s face earlier… and then decided she’d rather clean herself and so jumped back down into her spot under the coffee table. Psh. Women.

She turned around just as I was taking the picture. Obviously she wasn’t ready for her close up. And obviously I was. (sarcasm) Like my beehive? It took an hour of teasing and a can of Big Sexy Hair to achieve this look. (sarcasm again) JK. I don’t actually know what was going on there.

P.S. Google Reader users or other subscribers, I updated the blog layout again. Just FYInformation.

all over

Well, I don’t know about you, but we had a pretty busy weekend. We drove from one end of NC to the other and into SC. My grandmother has been having health issues lately and has gone to live with my parents. So on our way to Spartanburg, SC, Bribri and I picked up my grandma’s mail in Forest City, after I set off her house alarm of course.

Saturday I spent most of the day at my best friend’s church’s Holiday Fair running a Norwex booth. It’s slow going here as no one has heard of it. Or their only frame of reference for microfiber is what you can buy at Rite Aid. But you gotta start somewhere!

Sunday we got to go to church with my bff and have a good ol Southern Baptist lunch. Seriously, they fed their entire congregation and visitors, nearly 2,000 peeps, a Thanksgiving meal. And they had the best sweet tea… watch out Bojangle’s. Then we made our way north to Charlotte and hung out with my oldest friend and her new husband. CCC (I know, it’s CCD now, but she’ll always be CCC) and I have been friends since before I can remember. She invited several of our ASU friends over for a taco dinner and it was so sweet to see them all again! It’s still kind of weird to be able to hang out with people from high school or college.

On our way back to the Rah-town we stopped and visited my family really quickly. And somehow left with 3 grapefruits, 3 lemons, a tin of cookies, and a partridge in a pear tree. Just kidding. But seriously, if you go to my parents’ house, you can’t leave there without eating or drinking something. If you want an egg and cheese sandwich at midnight, my dad will make it for you. Or maybe you just finished eating lunch, doesn’t matter, he’ll make you a frozen pizza!

Almost forgot, whilst in the car, listening to the Christmas Pandora station (Brian-approved! yay!) I downloaded a fun app…

Canadian Thanksgiving

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday with some fabulous friends. 🙂

I made a wreath. 🙂

Autumn decorations.

Apple cider!

Cooking!

Workin hard or hardly workin?

Dinner time!