Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I got the pleasure of inviting my parents over to my apartment to have a small but tasty day. The last few days were busy for me getting everything together. Not just food items and decor, but literally putting my new dining table together for the big day. The table is beautiful and I'm glad that I got it even though I had to wait til the day before I really needed it to get it. Kolby and I went to go get our table on Sunday, which would give us time to get it all set up, but about 5mins before we got there, they had sold the last one and were not going to get an other til Wednesday. Like they say, better late than never. So my great friend Tia went with me on Wednesday to get it, and I spent most of my day, getting a few last minute items and putting the table together. And believe it or not, I got everything done!
This was also my first Thanksgiving cooking everything. I have helped my mom cook it the past but I've never done it all by myself. (Even though I did make a few calls getting some help from her over the last few days. Thanks Mom!). I got all the ingredients to make turkey day essentials like sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, Kolby's special bacon green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and the main event was the 19.6lb organic, free range turkey that I got. It was a beast! Everything turned out great! My house didn't catch on fire, the turkey was moist, the taters were fluffy, and the company was splendid. It was a lot of work, but it was nice to know that I can do it and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Oh and let me tell ya, the best part of doing it yourself, you get to keep all the leftovers! Kolby loves his turkey sandwich and I had stuffing for breakfast. Yum!
Being that my dad is the photographer, he has all the photos at his house. So until I get those, all I have is a photo of my table set up (even though the lighting is bad because its on my camera phone) I'll put it up anyway.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Here you go Sammie, I knew that the reason you wanted me to make a blog is so that you could see the kids! And for those of you that dont know, Arienette and Elliott are my sweet little mother and daughter duo. yea I know, im the crazy cat lady in the making but until I have kids of my own, they are the next best thing.
Baby Elle May trying to cool down during the now past (thank God) summer months
And of course, Mother Arie hanging out in the cabnets by my desk. Always keeping me company. I know its not the best picture of her, but im sure there will be more.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Well look at me. I'm making a personal blog for once! The fact that my family is scattered across the west cost like dandelion seeds has finally brought me to my computer to help keep in touch. Anyways here it is and I hope you enjoy my simple, little life.