Turkey day was fun and wonderful. Just as this little turkey looks happy, so were we. Of course I did not take any photos of the eating. I never seem to find the time to do that, but we all agreed the eating was awesome, even if I do say so as the chief cook. Tom's BBQ smoked turkey was perfect, and Oh, the smoky turkey gravy!
The vegetable side dishes and beverage contributions were much appreciated.
I recruited everyone to help and we sat down to eat right on time at 2:00 ( well, maybe 2:10, but close enough). The dinner table conversation was lively and fun.
After dinner and some time for clean up, I herded everyone out to the garage for wreath making. Jake had helped make his wreath last year. Jan had never done it but was eager to try. Dan just got in and did it. Kris and Charlie were not eager, and not really into wreaths, but Charlie had fun doing his own thing. We all just participated and had fun. Tom and I acted as facilitators, advisors, suggestors. Blogger doesn't think "suggestors " is a word, but that's what I call a person who says "maybe you could try this" or "this might work".
From left to right, my cousin Dan, son Jake, Tom's sister Jan, Charlie and my cousin Kris.
Now everyone has gone home. We turned the house Christmas lights on for the first time as they departed. Tomorrow we'll recover a bit and begin the transition into Christmas mode. It is the holiday season and we have reason to be joyful.
Thank you to my guests for bringing joy to our Thanksgiving day. Thank you to Tom for all his help. And thanks to turkey day, we have some good left overs in the frig.