Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

It was a time for Thanksgiving!! And it was a huge blessing that Jade and Saul were here to celebrate the holiday! We had a really good time over the Thanksgiving break, we cooked, we cleaned, we cooked some more, and we ATE! (the best part!) The eating lasted for days, especially the turkey eating because for some reason we thought we needed to make TWO turkeys!! But, it was pure left-over heaven! Here are a few pics of our feast!

Joel's smoked turkey....YUMMO! And how gorgeous is it??? He used cooking the two turkeys as an excuse to purchase a smoker that he's been dreaming of for the last few years!

My first attempt at baking a fresh apple sure looked beautiful....the crust was a little thick, but I'm sure I'll do better next year!

The table with almost all the fixins!

Joel made the yams and green bean casserole and I made the stuffing and dressing and the cranberry dish. Instead of using the mini marshmallows for the yams, Joel put sugar frosted flakes for the topping and let me tell you, they were delicious!

My cranberry glop, very tasty!

Joel's green bean casserole...a dish I didn't grow up with, but I sure do love it!

Jade, Saul and Saige got up at 6:00 a.m. to run in an annual turkey trot at our church. I thought it was just a ward thing, but it turned out that it was the 7th annual Stake turkey trot and it was legit!! They got bibs and there were prizes! Saul got 2nd in his age group and Jade got first in her age group and 3rd overall. Saige got 4th in her age group! Jade and Saul were very excited to win these turkey mugs! Crazy kids, it is not my idea of a good time to get up at the crack of dawn and run for 3.2 miles!! But, I'm sure glad they do!

The kiddos!

The only some-what decent picture of Joel and I.... ha ha!

They are still in their honeymoon stage!!!

Sitting down to dinner.....apparently the rolls were being dispersed!

Waiting for the eating to begin!

Bodie was a little confused... ha ha! But, he sure did dig on that turkey! That's about all he ate.

After our tummies were full, we sat around the table like slugs and Saul showed us his silverware trick!

We really did have a good holiday. Family, good food and love...that is what it is all about!


Nancy Booth said...

Again, Kayla, you are Sooooo talented. And Joel too with the cooking. He sure didn't take after his father. Great looking meal and setting. I wouldn't get up that early to run even if the house was on fire but I would like to learn Saul's silverware trick. Can you do it with plastic utinsils???? Loved the pictures of the family. Ya'll look so good and happy. Glad it was a good holiday for the family.

The BirdHouse said...

Sure was a fancy little feast!! I know you were sooo happy to have Jade and Saul with ya!! Everyone looked so nice all dressed up! And hooray that you thought to take pictures 'cause we sure didn't this year!!

Nancy Booth said...

Kayla, I had low blood sugar last nite when I looked at these pictures and I totally didn't see the chair covers. Girl! What will you think of next? We will always have to come to your house when we get together again. I look around here and am completely ashamed of the place. Thanks a lottie.

Anonymous said...

Well, I gotta say, I don't think you got it from me, darn. Way to go girla, you guys are the cutest couple I know. Your table was so beautiful, but more so, the people around it. I love you all so much. Waiting anxiously to see what you will do next year.