Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Thanksgiving was already a week ago (?!), and I wanted to get a few photos up from our turkey-filled celebration. We were blessed to spend Thursday at Steve's parents' house with his family, plus my mom and stepdad, and a family from church. Then on Friday, we enjoyed a special "Friendsgiving" with my girlfriends and their families. It was a great time!

Right before dinner, the boys painted brown kraft paper, I cut it into feathers, and we made festive headdresses :)

Nolan is becoming a better eater, but he'd still rather take a few bites and get back to playing!

Ephraim was happy with a few rolls, and hasn't yet grasped the deliciousness of pie.

My view at Thanksgiving (plus there was another table of people in the other room.)

 I always look forward to sweet potatoes with marshmallows and green bean casserole :)

I spent Friday morning baking these two pies -- Paula Deen's pumpkin cream cheese and my favorite, French Silk. This was the first time I made my own crusts, so I'm going to need some more practice ;) At Friendsgiving, the French Silk was gone quickly!


The boys ready for Round Two.

My friend Ashley hosted, and her decorations are always adorable!

Steve volunteered to carve the turkey. We had 14 adults and 17 kids!

We had such a fun time! We are so grateful for the friends and family that are living here in town with us. 

On to Christmas!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel... Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We did too - 10 people - a 23 lb turkey, so much food. You mentioned in your post that you made your own pie crust for the first time - you go girl. Have you ever heard of a website/Youtube channel called Bigger Bolder Baking? Gemma is from Ireland and trained pastry chef. She has great recipes (even mug recipes!) and baking basics, including a pie crust that looks really easy to make. Her website is I love her!

    Have a great weekend!


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