The problem with being married to someone with artistic and design experience is that it is difficult to argue convincingly with them about layout and design issues. Of course, the family also knows not to argue with mommy about spelling or grammar, we all have our strengths. Why am I writing about this on Thanksgiving? Because I want several photos included in this post and the only way Terry will agree is if I write enough to make the pictures look nice spread among the text.
This year we're doing Thanksgiving at home, with only one dinner guest. I am pretty sure this is the very first turkey we have ever cooked - we've always had somewhere else to go for Thanksgiving. I am amazed at how relaxed this day is. I made cranberry sauce this weekend and apple pie this morning. Terry made an overnight bread (started last night, baked it today). We made dressing this afternoon while the turkey cooked, and cut veggies for the raw veggie tray. Terry made gravy and mashed potatoes while I managed to get our car washed - it is so pretty! Such a deep dark red! We got to the produce stand near the house and ran a couple of other errands. We even had time to watch Frozen as a family (only our 4th time) and the kids got naps. Our guest brought roasted beets and pumpkin pie. We managed to hit pretty much every mandatory Thanksgiving day food item without having to freak out about timing. Maybe setting dinnertime for 5:00pm has a little something to do with it?
We also got a surprise visit from the owners of this apartment, with sweets and happy Thanksgiving wishes. So lovely!