Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kansas Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of family, food and fun! 

 We were very fortunate in that we went to my honey's baby sisters house for the first time since they moved into their place.  I believe they moved there, um....three years ago?  Anyhow, their son Ethan, not to be confused with our cat Ethan...... wanted to have a memorable Thanksgiving and since they now had a dinning room table that would extend to ginormous proportions, she said, "okay".   And thus began the planning, inviting & fun!

I spent the day before our drive down to Kansas, baking, mixing and baking.  Honestly, this year all I had to do was bake a few dinner rolls and make one pie (pumpkin of course) and a couple of my cranberry/rhubarb casseroles.  And yet, it took me ALL DAY!  I could not believe it!  A WHOLE day just for a few side dishes!  I may be totally out of practice doing the huge get-together meal thing.  So anyhow, here is a bit of what took me a whole day to do!  I am so out of practice!

So, we loaded up the car with goodies and such.  Sat Ricky in his car seat and strapped ourselves in and off we went!  
Little sister out did herself!  She put down a beautiful table loaded with wonderful food!  Older sister and her family as well as my honey's parents brought yummies as well.    And Ethan the boy was beside himself!  He took pictures of the food, as did his auntie.  And here it is, doesn't it look scrumptious?  Okay, so next time I'll take better pictures.  Hmmmm, I wonder how Ethan the boys pictures turned out.  
The food was delicious and company great, and so we all ate and ate and ate until we could eat no more!  At least for a couple of hours, then we sat down and ate some pie's!  Then my honey and I played some Wii with baby sister and family!  I may have worked off a little of that second helping of pie while playing the Wii Sport!

The next day my honey and I with our little Ricky drove back to the "Good Life" State.  The snow flurries which started in Kansas abated by the time we got to the state line.  And we drove the rest of the way home in sunshine, back to our home where Ethan the cat was waiting to welcome us back!  


corinnea said...

Great fun! Everything looks fantastic! Reminds me of our first Thanksgiving in Stuttgart, you out did yourself then too!!!!
I hope to be back into practice for the big get-togethers one day....
Ricky in his car seat kills me!

insanely crafty said...

Dude at first I thought the dogs name was rickity... dont ask I am tired! I want to know where the people pictures are I am not sure that I have seen your sister??