Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for! We are so blessed. Today I am thankful for kids that keep me on my toes....

I cooked a very large Thanksgiving dinner for the single and deployed troops that go to the chapel Bible Study. This seems to be tradition for us. One that we enjoy, but I always get so worn out. (I'm thankful for a husband who appreciates this and has scheduled a massage for me today)

One of the troops came over to help and we took a break at the dining table to eat a little lunch and the girls offered to peel potatoes for us. We were delighted to have help. I set the garbage can up with the girls and gave instructions to not make a mess and make sure that it got in the garbage can. After finishing our little break, I found this.....

You may have to click on the photo to see the full effect of potato skins stuck EVERYWHERE. Luckily I was patient this time (there have been times that I am not :) and the girls are old enough to clean up their own messes!

I got so busy with dinner and our guests that I forgot photos again! It was a great time. We ended up having 17 for dinner. I think they are looking forward to Christmas. I may have to regroup and do a non-tradtional meal then.