The Scenic Route: Thanksgiving 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Last Saturday is when I feel like Thanksgiving really started. That morning, I went shopping with my Mom and brother to get all of the food. I was in charge of making the list and managed to forget to write down "turkey"....In fact, I was all ready to check out without even grabbing a turkey. I'm really not looking forward to old age. I'll be TERRIBLE by then!

Later that day, we played Turkey Bingo (where my brother proceeded to WIN a turkey)! 

We spent most of Sunday at Jay's house along with Al and Alva for an early Thanksgiving dinner. Jay is an excellent cook and a perfect host. Days at his house are always fun! After dinner, my brother and sister played Monopoly and the adults sat around visiting. We passed around coffee and sweet potato pie and kept on playing and visiting until late into the evening. 

My Mom and I worked together to get everything prepared on Wednesday. And that night we watched The West Side Story and my sister and I played Horseopoly. (I won. Write that down, please!)

And that brings us to the day of Thanksgiving....

The sunrise was beautiful!

First things first...Coffee for her, water for me, and checking in with all of our relatives on the east coast while the rest of the family sleeps.

Stuffing the turkey!

I stepped outside for some fresh air. It was 60 degrees this Thanksgiving and we all welcomed the warmth!!!

Polishing the silverware and "smiling" because I wanted a picture of everyone watching my Mom doing the work.

The table is ready for this year's feasters: uur family (minus my brother), Grandma Karen, Ron and Julie, and Mackenzie and his wife (I don't know how to spell her name).

And this is the part where I ate a sandwich, we played skipbo (I won that too...), and then I called my Grandma to wish her a happy Thanksgiving. I didn't pick up my camera again until AFTER the food was served, consumed, and put away. I kick myself!

We ate right around 2 and I think that the kitchen was all cleaned up by the time I took this picture. My sister is ready to continue the game of battleship she had started earlier that day with my Mom.

Meanwhile, my brother continues working on the video he has been editing ALLL DAY LONG! (I'm really not passive aggressive. Honest!)

Once again...I put the camera down and didn't take any more pictures. The rest of the day was spent eating dessert, visiting, and then half the guests left and Mackenzie and his wife stuck around for a rousing game of Horseopoly. We agreed to play for 1 hour...At the 1 hour mark I'm pretty sure that my brother was winning, but everyone begged and begged for another half hour. Two and a half hours later, I had pushed everyone to bankruptcy except for my brother who just needed to land on one of my properties to be out of the game.

That was Thanksgiving 2014.

Tell me about your day!


  1. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time. Love the pictures. We had a quiet Thanksgiving until people showed up around 4:30, then the fun and chaos began. I wouldn't change a thing.

  2. Congratulations on your game victories!! Winning is the best feeling ;-) It looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving…your pictures are gorgeous!

  3. what is skipbo?!
    andddddddd looks like y'all had a lot of fun and spent some much needed quality time together!
    also woohoo for some warmer weather for y'all!

  4. Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving together! :)


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