Thanksgiving week started out with Madeleine having to get glasses. The princess was NOT happy...until she found out she now got to shop and try on accessories! I think she looks cute in glasses! I'm just thankful it happened on a week she was off from school. She's had a week to get use to them so hopefully Monday won't be such a big deal when her classmates see her. She's afraid someone will make fun of her. Why are kids so mean?
On Tuesday, I decided I HAD to make a Thanksgiving banner. I couldn't do it the easy way with paper and my Cricut...I had to make a pattern, cut the fabrics and then I embroidered EVERY letter. I finished Wednesday night. My sweet hubs hung it up for me. I think it turned out cute.
Thanksgiving Day was wonderful. We were very thankful to have all of David's family here along with my parents and my Aunt, Uncle and one cousin. We had fried turkey thanks to Glen, David's brother. David cooked a turkey in a hole in our backyard. YES, you heard me correctly. He calls it "garbage can" cooking. You dig a hole and fill it with hot coals. Then you put some type of metal covering over the hole (garbage can lid). He uses a large wok a friend made him out of a stainless plow disk. Then you cover it with a metal pot or garbage can and put hot coals around the bottom and some on top of the pot. It's basically a dutch oven. It takes a while to cook, but the bird was very juicy and moist. I made a ham (I'm not a big turkey fan) with a brown sugar glaze. We had tons of side dishes and desserts. You don't go hungry when you mix some Cajuns and Germans!
After dinner, the games come out. We love to play board games. This time, we had a blast playing a game called The Game of Things. It was so fun. You can really learn about people you thought you knew with this game. Glen had us rolling with some of his answers.
Friday, we spent recuperating. No Black Friday shopping for us. I can't stand crowds. The savings just aren't steep enough to drag me into a crowd of frenzied shoppers.
Saturday we went to Glen's fishing club for lunch and some fishing. Nothing was biting, but we had fun just visiting and watching the girls play with the bait worms. I shudder to think what boys would have been like!
Since you made it this far I've got a giggle for you. As you know, David's family loves to laugh and do silly things. Well, my SIL has outdone everyone this Thanksgiving. This is her Thanksgiving attire...
Now let the Christmas madness begin!