Friday, November 27, 2009

So Thankful!

The older I get the more I understand the importance of gratitude. I am thankful for so many things! To say it in a sentence, I am thankful that my life right now is exactly the way I always wanted it to be.

Yesterday, like many other families, we celebrated Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my holiday to host and I love it! For one thing, I'm pretty picky about food. To me, it's all about the traditions and I want the food to be exactly the same every year. No funky stuffing please, Stove Top will do just fine!

While I do the majority of the cooking, everyone brings something. We had turkey, ham, stuffing, corn casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the best mashed potatoes EVER! For dessert we had apple pie, pumpkin pie and two kinds of cookies. Everything was delicious!

In my opinion, one of the best things about the holidays is getting to be around people and forming life long traditions for my kids. My sister, brother and I each have two kids. Growing up there were six grandchildren. It's so great to see our kids running around playing with their cousins like we did.

All in all it was a great Thanksgiving. The only downfall was that Janelle wasn't feeling too great. Thanksgiving and diabetes don't mix! I think I waaaaay under dosed her dinner (either that or she had more cranberry sauce than I thought she did). About two hours after dinner she was over 400! Luckily she was easily corrected and down to 123 at bedtime.

I hope everyone had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving and here's to kicking off the holiday season!

My sister and I with Janelle

Some of the girls


  1. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I am picky about foods too, I like them the same way we have always made them, nothing new done to them. :)

    Luckily, I help make the food at my mom's so I get a nice Thanksgiving there. When we go to my mother in law's on Sunday it will be a whole different story! I will probably only have turkey and potatoes on my plate as usual. :)

  2. I love your family...they're so awesome!!!!!

    No funky totally crack me up!!! I like it new and different and interesting...and then I like to mix it all up on my plate to taste the various combos of flavors.

    I know you really like dinner that way too ;)

  3. LOL...Oh Wendy, you crack me up!

  4. There is nothing better than family togetherness on Thanksgiving. :) I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!