Thursday, November 27, 2008


We had an awesome turkey day with good friends!!! Joel outdid himself with the was sooooo moist and delicious! I bought a turkey roaster this year, and I'm tellin's totally worth it! I had a lot of fun preparing for the dinner....I love to set the table and use our good china and all the rest of the fun stuff that comes with entertaining. It was a wonderful day filled with fun, good conversation and friends....perfect!

The adult table....I found amber colored chargers at a store here...I love how they look against the china.
Close up look.

This was the "tween table" They got real dishes too!

The "little kids" table....they got paper goods....but at least it was all Thanksgiving paper goods!

I made the little chocolate pilgram hats....aren't they cute? I think the kids liked them!

The hat looks a little lost on the big plate!!

My cute Joel with his turkey....this was the best turkey ever...and I'm not just saying that!

Soooooooooooo yummy!

The dessert buffet....I had little cards for each of the desserts that each family brought...this was taken before most of the desserts got here.....probably about 10,000 calories on this buffet!

Chocolate Pecan Spice Pie....from the Gleasons.

My first attempt at a pumpkin pecan turned out pretty well...even though these German ovens are whack!!

Fudge...curtesy of the Raybons....Every time Joel got up....he grabbed one!

The "tweeners".....they are soooo cute!

Being silly.

B-man and Ashlee....very cute.

Toree and Zoie....enjoying their turkey....or maybe the pilgram hats???

Our smallest guest....we just love this little kid!!

And finally the day was capped off with rock band....I wish I would have taken some pics of the men was too funny!

They made some good music!

What a fun day....We are thankful for having such good friends makes it easier to be so far away from home and loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New dough table......

The fall bazaar hit Spangdahlem this weekend and I found this little beauty! I'm so excited! This just might be my favorite find of all's a German dough table that was used in a bakery in the 1930's. I can't wait until I start decorating for Christmas....I already have so many ideas about how to use it. Joel was a good sport about moving it to several different spots until I settled on it's current home. I think I'll actually leave the top open all the time.

Close up look....the seller assured me that there weren't any more worms!! See the worm holes!!

A look with the top down.

A little leather suitcase I picked up too! I love it.

Ah good for my soul!! Especially when I find the good deals!