I want to start by giving thanks to God for this year. There has been so much growth for my family on an emotional level. We are breaking free of some of our limitations and purging some fears. I can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring.
Now, on to the fun stuff. We decided to host Thanksgiving this year. My brother had decided to go to Arkansas to see his dad’s family and my cousin that we usually see went to her husband’s grandmother’s house and you can’t just not do anything for Thanksgiving… So we bought some groceries and told my mom and dad to show up. Her sister came and her mom, and it was a nice afternoon.
We decided to be proactive about it this year, though. Rushing around to cook at 8 am is insane to me. We had all the casseroles mixed and turkey marinated and all ready to go on Wednesday. All we had to do was throw everything in the oven and make rolls and cornbread. It was so nice and relaxing.
While we were waiting on everything to be done and everyone to show, we had the boys doing home school work. We had monkey (the kindergartner) playing addition games and phonics games on the computer while our oldest helped Nana get some stuff together at their house. We also had our preschooler tracing lines in his book. His communication level has really grown. I’m so proud of him!
When we were done, the boys enjoyed playing outside. Its going to be a few days again before they get to again. We are due for several days of rain. So, a sword fight was in order. It was nice to enjoy a special afternoon with just the older boys while the babies napped. The littles take up a little extra of mommy’s time, so it’s so nice to give them that attention.
Over the next week, I would like to share with you some recipes we used. We tested out a couple of recipes online and tweaked them to our tastes.
So tell me, what are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?