Friday, November 28, 2014

Peaceful Day

Yesterday was one of the most peaceful Thanksgivings we've had in a long time.  Since it was just the 5 of us, I didn't have to concern myself with making sure the house was spotless on top of cooking. 

As I got ready to take this picture I made a comment at how sloppy everyone looked.  I said something about we never dress up for holidays and it would be nice to have a picture where we are dressed up.  Here were the comments: "Mom, we are comfortable."  "Should we all wear suits ties and dresses and be stiff?"  and then Dan piped in with, "We are a wonderful family and this is how we are comfortable so who cares what the blogging world thinks!"  lol  Wise words from a wise man.

The snow came gently down all day and just added to the quietness of the day.

The food was good but once again I marveled at how I spend hours prepping and it's over in 20 minutes.

We watched a couple of Christmas movies.  Rule here is that they are not allowed to come out until Thanksgiving day.

Emily & Stephen went for a walk in the snow.

Pies were tasty.  This year, I used real pumpkin from the garden instead of from a can and it was so much better!

Nathan had to leave at 3 p.m. to go to work.  Because of Thanksgiving & Black Friday, he worked until 4 a.m. which is a very long shift (12 hours) of lifting and unloading trucks.  He got home around 5 this morning and leaves again at 3 this afternoon.  It would be nice if people would stay out of the stores on Thanksgiving Day so that workers could get a complete holiday, but I don't see that ever happening. 
Anyway, it was a nice day.  Today we are on to the next tradition of decorating our tree for Christmas.  As the children got into their teenage years it never seemed that big of a deal to them.  However, the first words out of Stephen's mouth when he got home from college was that he couldn't wait for Thanksgiving Day and Friday when we decorate.  :-)
I'll probably make a batch or two of Christmas cookies as well.  Have a great weekend!