Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving fun!

Thanksgiving was a great time. My sister, Rita, and her family and my sister-in-law, Susan and family came out from NH to visit for the weekend. Everyone arrived on Wednesday. The turkey came out great {if I do say so myself} I brined it in the Williams Sonoma Buttermilk Brine this year and boy was it juicy! I highly recommend brining the turkey if you never have. :) Everything else fell into place and came out right on time and was perfect. We all ate until we were stuffed and couldn't eat anything else...except a second helping of pumpkin pie.
The guys got up early {6:00 am} and went out to Best Buy. The funniest part of this tradition that formed a couple of years ago is that they never buy anything! and again this year they came home empty handed. Alex is not in on this and can't wait to get up and go either. And he's 10!
The girls went out to our usual places going to all the stores they don't have in NH. And we all met up for dinner at the favorite spot California Pizza Kitchen.
Everyone left early on Sunday morning-- before 7am -- and we got up and put away all the fall decorations, cleaned and I brought out the Christmas stuff. It felt like such an accomplishment until we all fell asleep for an afternoon nap! We had a great time and can't wait for next year!
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1 comments:

Rita said...

ahhhh...great shots Nicole! I love that you captured Ellas toothloss :) ..and, I'll vouch, that a brined turkey is THE only way to go! Well done. We had a blast and can't wait 'til next year either. xo