Look who was in charge of the Turkey...
the husband & wife team took their job very seriously, new rubber mitts, new $20 thermometer that cooked Mr T just right. I don't like turkey meat but this one was gooood.
Mom & Dave
My two oldest siblings doing their signature pose (that's what happens when mojitos are served)
Jody, Bryn, Deb & James pretending to work in the kitchen
Amelia looks lost in the shuffle but I assure you...she was not forgotten, I'm pretty sure I fed her
My niece Chanel came & I can't call her little anymore b/c she is now 25...so crazy!
Talk about some serious eating going on here
then it was time for a new family tradition...Pin the feather on the Turkey! Write what you're grateful for on the feather, read it, pin it, and hope for the grand prize which was a See's Chocolate Santa. Yes, even the adults took this one serious.
Chanel with a few of her girly little cousins (liza is not sure how to smile w/o those front teeth)
Really, no child was allowed to pout at Grandma's house and how could you with a candy table staring at you all weekend!
what to do when you're done eating leftovers?
Make Saturday donuts of course! They were the yummiest cake donuts & James agreed b/c he kept asking me if I wanted a donut maker for Christmas...thanks a lot Jody, just what I need right now are endless donuts. well, maybe I do.
Before we knew it we were back on the Extraterrestrial Highway (literally)
they even have an Alien museum b/c it's that scary if you were to break down...nothin' for miles & miles.
Thomas thought it was pretty cool & said 'spoooky'
(not really b/c all he can say is oof, oof and wow)