Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, I'm late - but I was out of town, and really didn't have time to jump on the computer. I drove up on Wednesday to help my sister with the cooking, since she was hosting at her house. We had A LOT of food...plenty to eat on over the past 3 days. We made two big pans of mac and cheese with colby, monterrey jack, cheddar and velveeta cheeses. We made my aunt's home made dressing recipe, which includes A LOT of prep. Lemme just say that my feet hurt at the end of that night. I was tired, and my body decided to pay me back for it, 'cause now I have a cold.

My brothers and my parents drove down from NY - everyone made it safely there and safely back. It was such a blessing for us all to be together. It reminded me of Thanksgiving when I was a child. Most times they were at my house, or at my Aunt Lennie's house. She would make a huge pan of her famous dressing from scratch. My grandma would make her sweet potato pies and her pound cake with the lemon icing. My mom was usually in charge of the turkey and some of the other fixings. We always had a lot of food. Only thing different was that we used to eat off of the china, and then us kids would be responsible for cleaning it all up. We ate off of paper plates and used plastic utensils. These kids don't know how easy they got it! I remember having to clean a counter full of dishes back in the day!

Much to my chagrin, my dad has started smoking cigarettes again. I definitely gave him the side eye on that. He said he is going to quit again, because he doesn't feel good after he finishes smoking. You think? Sigh. We'll see.

How was your holiday? Here is a pic of the whole fam together - gotta love camera timers. :)

Oh - and a shot of the Cowboys fans - my brother, myself, my brother in law, and my sister:

(I forgot my jersey, but that shirt does say "Dallas Cowboys." )


Anonymous said...

Your family photo turned out great! You all look very happy to be together. Glad you had such a great time, but sorry you came down with a cold. Hope it doesn't hinder your 1/2 marathon training!!

Tazzee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm glad your family was able to get together.

My Thanksgiving was wonderful too.

Anonymous said...

Looks/sounds like you had a great time with the fam. I'm really excited about it being that way for Christmas. Thanksgiving is split up among houses and I haven't been back "home" for one in several years. But Christmas and New Year's Day? Wouldn't miss it.

Off topic: I can't remember. Did you sign up for the 1/2 marathon? How's training going?

Marilie said...

Hey - I surely did sign up! Training is going well, except that a cold kept me from doing a 9 mile run that was due last Saturday. I ran 4 on Tuesday and I'm going to try and do 4 - 5 today. On Saturday I'm due for 7 miles. Next week I'll run 2 -3 times during the week, and then the race is on 12/12. :)

nievea said...

Love the family pic...except for your brother with the Kobe jersey. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to get a pic like that with either side since we are disfunctional! Will yall adopt me?

Marilie said...

@Nievea - we're crazy...but you're welcomed to join the fold! LOL