|yummy table :)|
Thanksgiving morning began with each of us taking time to sleep in (alternating because someone had to be with my morning-loving children). Around noon I began cooking dishes. Paytie J. didn't fall asleep during quiet time and joined me in the kitchen. I loved my time with him. He glowed as he was allowed to peel potatoes and make the green bean casserole (or "special green beans" as we called them :).
For the turkey we used the tried and true Alton Brown recipe. Can't go wrong there! We topped it off with the Pioneer Woman's giblet gravy recipe. Win-Win. Kacey made amazing sweet potatoes. We rounded off the meal with Rhodes rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and fruit. I thought all the food was amazing. We are loving the leftovers!
After our dinner we played the game Headbanz. It was HILARIOUS. Derek just did not understand how to play and would blurt out everyone's cards. Payton, though, did really, really well.
|sweet potatoes are one of his favs!|
This year things are more meager than normal, but I am grateful for this trial. It reminds me of what's really important: the Gospel and family. I love these people!
In the following pictures I called each of the boys names and asked them to smile...oh Payton...
|someone's learned to wave!|