Monday, December 1, 2008

Our day o' thanks

Thanksgiving this year was different, but good. I did normal mommy things, but I took a little more time and effort to appreciate my super-duper oh-so cute kids. Because heaven knows, I AM so grateful for them...I think I tell Tom at least a couple times a week, "You know, honey, we really do have the cutest kids who have ever lived." He always agrees.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Even though we were having a branch dinner the next night, I decided to sort of pull together a Thanksgiving-type dinner on the day of. I managed to get some home-grown sage from my friend Lisa in order to make my mom's stuffing (it was pretty good, but mom does it best, of course). I also made my famous mashed potatoes (which I happen to make best, thank you very much). And for protein, we had chicken nuggets (hey, they don't do Butterball here, and I was not about to manually pull the little, uh, thingys out of a turkey...don't know what they're called, but I hear it's tedious). To top it all off, Tom and I porked out on the pumpkin pie I made once the kids were in bed. Awesome.
We're thankful for our seriously ugly table, plastic plates, and ghetto chairs, just in case you were wondering. Oh, and check out those fancy-shmancy glasses. Killer.

And prepare yourself, because you get an extra perk today on this bless-ed blog. On our way out of the grocery store that morning, Joni begged (as she does every day) to hang out at the benches outside the store. She likes to sing and dance and have everyone look at her. I figured, "Hey, it's Thanksgiving. Maybe we'll make a new tradition of singing and dancing outside of grocery stores during the holidays." Just kidding. I just didn't feel like getting in a fight about it - it being a holiday and all.


Jared and Tara said...

YUM! i wish i got to have chicken nuggets at thanksgiving! i LOVE the video! so cute.

Megan said...

That's a pretty sweet Thanksgiving! And I love how Jo Jo isn't embarrassed one bit to sing and dance all over the place. I wish I were like that sometimes!

Emma said...

Amy, that does sound like a sweet Thanksgiving. You had the blessing of your own little family, good food, a good memories. I loved the video of Joni. Oh, to be young and unselfconscious! We love you guys so much!


C Maisy said...

I just stumbled across your blog. You are an amazing family. I'm not sure if I could move that far from home(Chicago). You have such a beautiful family.
Love your pics of the tomb...they actually brought tears to my eyes.
Thanks for sharing your experiences with the blogging world.