Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another Thanksgiving is behind me.  This is the first time in my 31 years that I did not join my family in Missouri for Thanksgiving.  Honestly, I was pretty sad that I was going to miss out on this holiday with my entire family.  This has always been on my favorites.  I did get a chance to talk to a lot of them today which is nice.  I guess it is something I should get used to since I won't be near family until the husband leaves the Navy.

Since this was our first Thanksgiving on our own, we decided to go casual.  I made a turkey/stuffing casserole, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes for Hannah.  Pretty simple.  I trimmed the tree with all its ornaments.  I also hung Christmas lights on the deck.  My house is now ready for Christmas.  Hannah may have received her Christmas present today as well.  We decided to get a play kitchen for her.  I bought it last night to beat the Black Friday crowd, and we couldn't wait until Christmas for her to play with it.  She loves it so far!  I have a small gift she can open here plus whatever family members give her. 

The husband baking a cheesecake for the first time
The cheesecake.  It was delicious! 
Even the dogs had a Thanksgiving feast
We went fancy casual.  TV trays with placemats and cloth napkins.


  1. ha! I love that you included your dogs! :) I am a new follower of your blog! :) Erin

  2. YUM! Looks delish, kudos to you! I dread ever having to cook Thanksgiving dinner.


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