Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

Its been a great couple of days......On Wednesday, Andy and AmyKate came to spend the day with us.  Greg took us all shopping and out to McAllisters for lunch ~ awesome Club Sandwich and Sweet Tea.  Andy got a new gray suit for his birthday gift ~ its gorgeous and fits great.  AmyKate got a new sweater and dress.  Amy Lynn got 2 new dresses and 2 skirts ~ Belks had a great couple of clearance racks and then 50% off the clearance price.  Greggie got himself a new hat.  Will got some cozy slippers.  I even got Katie a surprise but I can't tell about it because I am giving it to her tomorrow. 

Amy and I went into Gymboree and The Childrens Place and looked around at baby stuff for GrandOlive, but its difficult to buy when we don't know if its a boy or girl.  And the sales weren't too serious yet.  But its lots of fun to look at all the little goodies.  We did pick up a couple of baby projects to work on at Hobby Lobby.

Dinner last night was barbeque chicken, baked beans, and potato salad.  Then we all watched the movie "Soul Surfer" ~ awesome, inspiring, clean, Christian movie.  I could have done with less 2 piece suits, but at least they weren't too bad.  Then Greg found a Tim Hawkins "concert" and we all watched that funniness for a while.  

Greg bought us a Kindle and it came yesterday from Amazon.  I know the thing is supposed to be for books but he might have made a mistake when he downloaded "Backgammon"on to it.  I've played the computer many times and won 75% of the time.  Lots of fun.  Now Amy is playing on it too.  We will probably wear the battery out.

Today was just us and James.  We took our time getting up this morning and then Greg surprised us with cooking omelets.  Amy and I fixed the dressing, green beans, chocolate pies, Red Velvet Cake, and gravy.  Will & Greg were in charge of frying the turkey.  Greg watched Paula Deen and she gave the frying times of 3 minutes per pound + 5 minutes.  Can you imagine a blackened turkey?  The skin was charred but underneath was wonderful moist meat.  We've got leftovers for some wonderful dishes. Oh, James was in charge of buying the newspaper so we could see the ads.

This afternoon we watched some football, the movie "Captain America" and now they are watching "Sherlock Holmes".  We've cleaned off the dining room table and have another jigsaw puzzle started.  Talked to our parents and our Katie and our Allen.  I did a little pre- Black Friday shopping online with Joann's ~ they've got flannel on sale tomorrow for $1.99 a yard, and I bought some to start baby sewing for Olive.  I've never bought fabric online, its very convenient!

Amy & Will want to go Black Friday shopping, so we are hitting a few stores.  On the list are Bass Pro Shop and Best Buy.  We are going at a decent hour......probably around 9.  If they don't have what we are looking for then, we don't need it.  I have never gone at midnight or the crack of dawn ~ thats just crazy.  Even when I went every year with my sister in law, we didn't go till 7:30 or 8...I don't see what the attraction is for these folks that stay up all night.

I hope everyone had an amazing day with your family and friends~


  1. We passed a Walmart somewhere in Georgia (on our way back to Duluth from Stone Mountain) about 10:00 tonight and it was already an absolute madhouse ... no thanks, I'd rather sleep in!

    Sounds like y'all had a wonderful day ... we had lunch at Cracker Barrel, not my Mama's thanksgiving dinner, but at least I didn't have to do the dishes!


  2. I love clearance racks! we still have one more Thanksgiving get together tomorrow... MUCH to be thankful for. I did not get near the stores from 4 pm on Thursday until 3 pm on Friday. Sounds like you had a great time!


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