On Thanksgiving day, we get to be part of THE BIG FEAST! This is our 2nd year of joining in and we absolutely love it! We absolutely love our church family and it's the perfect thing to do on this wonderful holiday. We join together for a delicious meal and help feed others.There are so many people out there that may not be able to buy/make dinner or who just may not have family around to enjoy it with, that is what the Big Feast is all about...coming together to serve each other and God!
The kids love it because it is held at our sister church in Wright City. It's called The Connection Community Church in Wright City and it is in an old church house. We love old buildings and this one is fun for the kids to gather and run around, exploring the staircases and all around. They were so excited to go back this year!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
After decorating for Christmas, Blake did the honors of reading our Elf book. Each year after reading the book, Buddy our elf, appears as our happy little spy guy!
I like for the kids to do their "hand turkeys", because I always loved doing them, their little hands grow so fast! Blake also did Thanksgiving feathers at school, telling what he was most thankful for!
We celebrate Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday with the family because everyone is off from work and we can all be together. Diana and Danny came over and played with the kids, Taylor got to play pretend store with Aunt Sissy, while Blake got to show Uncle Danny games on his Nintendo DS. They so love to just play and I am sooo happy that Aunt Sissy and Uncle Danny will "just play"! (I have a really hard time slowing down enough to do that...I so need to work on that!)
We made a very traditional dinner this year. We had our specially brined turkey that turned out wonderfully, Billy's cornbread stuffing, Diana's sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, and warm rolls from Bob Evans! This was the first year that I didn't make the desserts from scratch, but Costco's pumpkin pie and cheesecake was delicious! Diana brought her famous "no bake cookies" and tons of other yummies. Aunt Susie brought cookies, so we obviously had more than enough food! (i cannot believe that i didn't take pictures!)
After eating, the tryptophan kicked in and we all got lazy. So lazy, in fact, that I don't remember the rest of the night! lol! We did squeeze in some wii and a game of Headbandz...both always fun!