Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. We had dinner at Troy and Monica Leishmans. They were great hosts and it was a great meal. Most of my wishes came true...pumpkin pie for breakfast on Friday and lots of football. We also set-up the Christmas tree over the weekend and transformed our house into the Christmas season so I wasn't able to bask in the Thanksgiving slumber for too long.

I know a lot of people were worried about Tasha's Black Friday shopping day. Yes, she did manage to go and took Hanna with her. Alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m. (me thinking, sucker! as I roll over and fall right back to sleep
I think Tasha eventually walks out the door a little after 5 a.m.
Advantage J.D.
At about 5:15 a.m. Gracie shows up at my bed and says she had a bad dream me thinking, go talk to your mothe...crap! Ok Grace, jump in bed.
Gracie wakes me up at about 6 a.m. and tells me to stop talking, apparently I was talking in my sleep; I ask her what I was saying but she can't tell me, me thinking, was I mumbling something about your mother? I can't get back to sleep.
Advantage Tasha.
Gracie finally gets to sleep around 6:30 a.m. Lily wakes up at 7:13 a.m. Lily and I eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.
I look around the kitchen and realize Tasha made 4 pies for Thanksgiving and has yet to wash the dishes, me thinking, man I'm a sucker
Advantage Tasha once again.
At about 10:30 a.m., kitchen is clean, kids are downstairs watching cartoons and playing video games and I put Lily down for a nap just in time to settle in with some more pies and the beginning of the first football game of the day. Tasha calls from Target, she and Hanna have been tag teaming as they stand in line for an hour me thinking, oh yea, who's the sucker now?
Back to Deuce.
Everything else goes pretty smoothly for the day. Kids play lots of video games, I watch football, Lily sleeps until 1 p.m. and Tasha gets home at 1:30 p.m. Then I look at the car, it is filled to capacity with presents, I mean thinking, I wonder if I can get a Bailout from the government?
Advantage Tasha
And thus ends Black Friday. The retailers report a successful Black Friday and I am proud to have contributed to the bad economy, it's kind of a patriotic thing if you think about it although I'm trying not to think too much about it!

I took a picture of the Relish Tray on turkey day. This is an hour before dinner. It's a constant battle with the Leishman family as to whether or not one can "eat" before dinner, I've always thought the relish tray was for snacking on to buy some time. Is it just me? I need some help here people. Do other families set-out a relish tray to snack on before the big dinner or was it just my family and I need to keep quiet?

This is a picture of the spread (Notice the relish tray looks untouched.)

Hanna starting with the potatoes.

Tasha and Gracie going through the line.

Lily hanging out with a fresh home made roll.


melanie said...

looks like yummy food!!!

Patti Epperson said...

Yes you should eat the relish tray before, but I don't think my comments counts since we grew up in the same home. At Dad's the relish tray is the stuffing that is tested every half hour. By the time it's dinner, I am stuff with stuffing!

Jan said...

Tasha I have even more respect for you...I have done those friday sales once and will never brave the crowds again. NO sale is worth those early hours and those crazy crowds. I think JD won that match, but I am glad you got lots of good stuff! Looks like you had a great thanksgiving!