Thursday, November 27, 2008

T-Day in J'Town with the In-Laws

We hosted our first Thanksgiving. Since we have a home that entertains well, we decided to bring Rand's Dad, step-mom, sister and her family to J'Town for turkey. I loved watching the Macy's T-Day parade from my very own TV. I have not done that since I was growing up at home. Anyway, hosting it was a lot of fun and a lot of work. I am very blessed that it all turned out so well. My smoked turkey was a bit dry, but we had so much other good stuff, that it didn't matter. I made my first gravy, ever! Giblet and brown gravy without any help...I must pat myself on the back, if that is okay. I have a few pictures of the day...enjoy!
This was the first time I had an excuse to use my Meemaw's Gravy Boat (or as wee like to call it, "The Skutt family Gravy Boat"...makes it sound real fancy.)I also got to use my great-great grandmother's serving spoon. It was really cool to polish such special heirlooms.
This is Rand's step-mom, Molly.
I am blessed to have her as my Mother-in-law. She hand washed the dishes and dried them for me.
I loved that!

This is Molly's baby. Can't you see the pride in her smile!
She has raised him like her own since he was a wee little lad.

This is Rand's sister, Misty. We rarely get together with her, so this was a treat.

Molly's girl. She was so glad to get a pic with Misty. I love that it was made at our home.
Special memories were made, I hope.

My sister-in-law and me. We had a fun day together.

These are serious shoppers. Rand's Dad, nephew and niece weeding out the deals for Black Friday.
(I think Katlyn was actually looking at my wedding album, but oh well.)

Priceless. Misty's son, Bobby was totally wowed by the rotating ornaments.
I loved his face..he was so still and had such a look of wonder.

Happy Thanksgiving from J'Town. Black Friday is coming early. I best get to making my lists.
I have to be at Sears at 5:00 am for some power tools and to Lowe's for some other "garbage". Why, you ask? Because my husband is duck hunting and I have to do it for him. Yes, I know... I am way too good to the man.



Posh Mommy said...

Very impressed! Happy Thanksgiving! I will be thinking of you at 5:00am while I am still in bed! Amanda

Lindsey Watson said...

Great job, Abby Jo! That looks like fun and I'm super jealous of the Skutt Family Gravy Boat!!