Remember all that cleaning I was complaining about? Well, it was worth it. We had a very fun and memorable Thanksgiving weekend. My parents came from SLC as well as my oldest sister, her oldest son Ben and youngest daughter Annie who has a husband and toddler. Not a huge group but one that fit snugly around our table.
Thanks to pop-up timers and turkey oven bags the meal turned out pretty darn delicious--especially the sausage stuffing.
We went to the park and played some football (way) after the meal, which by the way is a very rough game. I think I got a slight concussion when diving for the ball but, I recovered enough to be able to eat pie later and play our new game "Imaginiff" with everyone back at home.
Three generations of women headed for the Black Friday sales...at 11am. I passed up that 50- inch plasma T.V. and opted for $3 p.j.'s for the girls. We hiked in the red rocks above town, went swimming at the hotel pool, played more games, and had some Prime Rib at the local steakhouse (which was awesome because I didn't have to cook it or pay for it!)
My niece Annie and her little family stayed and extra day and they were rewarded for it. My very kind neighbor made her dreams come true by taking her and her husband horsebackriding. He only had a couple of extra saddles and well... there is someone who loves horseback riding even more than me.
How do you thank someone for making your niece's dreams come true? Ask if they will make your dreams come true also...one of these days...pretty please... and then add a little card and giftie.
Great food, great family, great fun. I loved Thanksgiving this year.