Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tennessee Thanksgiving

View from kitchen window this morning
Doing the morning chores
Thanksgiving meal!
Marinated hickory-smoked steaks, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mama's Famous Scalloped Potatoes, and Oven Roasted Asparagus
Homemade Pecan Pie and Coconut Cream Pie for desert
Allyson went outside this morning, gathered some things, and made the table centerpiece.  I think it's beautiful!
 Playing checkers
 The kids showed us their grapevine swing
Picked out a tree on our own Christmas tree farm.  :)


Anne said...

Yummy, yummy!!! What a delicious meal you fixed and such a fun day staying at home and relaxing together. Allyson, your center piece was so lovely. Were you frightened on the grapevine swing and did your brothers go on it also? I took pictures of our meal together and will post it tomorrow. Caleb said that next year he wants everyone to come here for Thanksgiving. He said to begin planning.

Katie said...

Kevin, Candace, Ally, Kaleb, & Trav,

Your house is so beautiful I just love looking at pictures of it! Your meal looks delicious and you boys looks so big and strong out there doing your chores. That centerpiece looks like something out of a magazine, Ally! Your Christmas tree picture reminds me of when we would go with Daddy to hunt for a tree for Denton and Barbara.

Caleb, I LOVE your idea!

Kristin said...

Wow Wow and wow. You guys got enough trees for Christmas' for years to come. You should start growing them and selling them. Thats what Caleb and I would have done when we were young. Allyson, I truly thought that the centerpiece was something store bought. I can not BELIEVE you made that. Ally, when I was a little younger than you, I was swinging on my favorite grapevine swing at the red house and it broke. I fell probably 10 feet and laid there for five minutes thinking I was going to die. I will never forget that. Travis, you looked perturbed in that picture. Candace, what a meal!!!! I have given up trying to keep up with you in meals. You guys looked like you had the best day ever.

Kristin said...

Candace, the picture of the sun coming through the trees is absolutely beautiful. Thats one for the wall.

Candace said...

Definitely concur w/Caleb! So, you will be hosting Thanksgiving next year, Mama?
I remember getting Christmas trees from Mr. Nicols' land too, Katie.
I've done the falling from a broken grapevine also, Kristin...I think probably all four of us have! :)
Wish you all were here to enjoy the food and day w/us!

Allyson said...

Thank you Grandmother, Aunt Katie, and Aunt Kristin for saying my centerpiece is pretty. It took me a while to make.
We swing on the grapevine swing all the time. Kaleb doesn't like to go as high as I do though. The grapevine sounds like it's going to break, but it doesn't. I have let go a few times and fallen.

grandaddy said...

OK Allyson...your also in charge of all grapevine swings on the commune.

Travis....remember you are in charge of all toys...who do they think they are not asking you before playing checkers?...and then not even letting you play? it is very sad when others dont respect your authority isnt it?

Kaleb...did you let your Daddy win the checker game? I bet you are the grand champion of checkers right?