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Thanksgiving decoration made with gumballs and Sixlets
Thanksgiving went well this year. Not that it doesn't any other time. But there were no squabbles and the kids didn't completely destroy the place. I had about 25 people in my home. It was almost assholes to elbows, but we made do.
Jason carving a turkey
My husband made two turkeys for the day, one in the oven and one on the smoker. Other menu offerings included pecan pie, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cupcakes, and several casseroles. I committed gluttony.
There was also a Gender Reveal on Thanksgiving. My niece and her man are having a baby in April. They already have two daughters, and boys are very outnumbered by girls in the family. So we were super stoked when we found out she's having a boy!
Baby boy's name will be Harley Leroy Dean. Harley is after my father and Leroy is after my grandpa, so I'm elated over what they have chosen as the name.
Logan coloring me a page of an angel
After the festivities died down, some of us spent a few hours coloring. It's so calming, and it gave us much time to talk and laugh.
Logan and Helen
Me and Adam got up early Black Friday for some shopping. I didn't realize that most stores already had their sales on Thanksgiving day. Wow, it gets moved up earlier and earlier every year! I scored some deals at Menard's, with one of them being a sweater for Helen. Hubby wasn't too pleased that I dressed the dog, but Helen hasn't complained.
Logan and Adam helping Helen with her paw print ornament
Helen also got a kit for a Paw Print Ornament. We stuck her paw in clay for an imprint, then personalized it with her name. Helen's 2nd birthday was November 29th. I'm thinking she probably wishes she didn't turn two!
Adam decorating the tree
Saturday Jason put up the tree while I was away. Good thing because I wasn't much in the mood to do it. I'm just not ready for Christmas. It came upon us too fast. Once the thing was up, I put on my fake joy face and got to decorating with the boys.
Our tree is not fancy by any means but it holds a lot of memories. It's full of ornaments that span throughout the years. Some are from when I was a wee one. Some were made by my mom years ago. And some have the kids' school pics on them.
When I told Logan to get out the tree skirt, he took the term to a whole new level. That kid's not right, I tell ya!
Logan ran the annual Turkey Run for the YMCA on Thanksgiving. Out of a couple hundred runners, he placed 10th overall.
Mom is finally out of the hospital. She was in there for almost three weeks this time around. She's been temporarily placed in a nursing home, until her mobility becomes better. I was worried sick that she wouldn't adjust or the place wouldn't take care of her but, so far, things seem to be going well.
Guess I had a lot to say this week! How was your Thanksgiving? Is your Christmas tree up? Score any Black Friday deals? What's your randomness?