The first Thanksgiving celebration we had was with all of the homeschool families in our homeschool group. The second one was celebrated with just the family.
We were supposed to host it at our house this year. But with our "Month of a Million Travels", it was going to be much too stressful for us. So, we decided to have the meal at Jay's sister, Melissa's, house instead. However, Melissa was right in the middle of an extremely ugly divorce, and her ex-husband TOOK the stove out of her house! Yes, I know. I have never heard such a horrible thing (but honestly, that was just one of the many terrible things he did).
So anyway, we were going to have to cook the Thanksgiving meal, and my house was the only one with a stove. I was a bit nervous about it, I have never cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal at my house before, so this was a new experience for me. But, I started the night before, and by 12:30PM on Thursday, everything was finished baking, and ready to be eaten. Now, the tough part was getting all of these freshly baked yummies all the way to Melissa's house! But, they all made it just fine! :o)
We had ham, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, corn casserole, dressing, deviled eggs, green bean casserole, rolls, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cake.
Everything tasted really really good, and we all had a wonderful time visiting with each other. It was especially nice because Jay was supposed to work on Thanksgiving this year (people are still dying, whether it is a holiday or not), but at the last minute, the other chaplain told Jay that he would work in his place. What a blessing! :o)
Besides all the wonderful food, though, I have to say that the highlight of the day was when we brought out our Wii, and convinced Jay's dad that he would love playing it. He was hard to convince, because he insisted that he couldn't understand video games enough to play them well. But when we showed him how to play bowling and baseball (the easiest games to play, in my opinion), he decided to give it a try.
It was soooo fun to watch! You could see the look on Charles' face change from completely confused, to totally enthralled and excited as he began to understand how the game was played. Eventually, he got brave enough to play boxing with Jay, too! Now, THAT was hilarious to watch! I had to get some pictures to show as proof! Ha ha.
The really funny part is, Charles came by the house yesterday afternoon, and could not stop talking about how much fun he had playing that Wii! ha ha ha. :o)
7 years ago