Friday, November 29, 2013

Five on Friday

Unlike a whole lot of folks, I'm right here at home this morning enjoying the peace and quiet.  It will be no "shop till you drop"  for me today.  I have yet to know of a sale that I would fight the crowds to be a part of.  I'm all about online shopping right here in the comforts of home.  But, for now, it's time for "Five on Friday."
1. Hubby is the Master Carver when it comes to turkeys. 
He is very meticulous and does it to perfection and there's little to no mess when he is finished.  That is always his contribution to our Thanksgiving meal.
2. My SIL, nephew, niece and her husband came in on Monday from DesMoines. Work got in the way of my brother joining us. ~boo, hiss~
We gathered around the table for games several times during their less than 48 hour stay.  You would have thought that there were at least 15 people playing by the noise level. ~really loud and fun~
3. Who would have ever thought that Glow Sticks could be so much fun?
My nephew was so sweet to entertain The Princess by making different objects with them.  It was pretty mesmerizing for all of us.  A really inexpensive way to have creative fun!
4.  My Step-Mom is a wonderful cook and contributed a Sweet Potato Casserole and Pecan Pie to our feast.
That, along with the turkey, dressing, gravy, fruit salad, broccoli and rice casserole, and rolls made for a delicious meal.
5. It was so good that my Dad was able to join us and he actually seemed to really enjoy himself.

My niece and nephew had not seen him in 2 years and my nieces' husband had never met Dad, so it was a very special occasion.

It was a special Thanksgiving shared with family.  Now, I will begin decorating for Christmas since it's only 26 days away.  Special blessings to you!


Debbie Petras said...

I decided to do a Five on Friday post after reading yours earlier this morning. How good that your dad was able to be there with you for Thanksgiving. I'm with you as I'm not going shopping. I'd rather let my fingers do the walking and working online. :)

So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Blessings and love,

Catie said...

I'm so glad your Dad was able to spend the holiday with y'all! I'm not out shopping either because most of my shopping is finished! I love playing games with my family although it hasn't happened as much lately having little kids around. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh, I'm so glad that your dad was able to join you! How blessed you must have felt!

I did a Black Friday probably 49 years ago, back before they made it into such a big deal, and I swore then that I'd never do that again! I did a little pre-Black Friday shopping online and scored a huge deal on DH's Christmas gift to me. ;-)

[darci @ the good life] said...

It looks like y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... nothing better than sitting around a table playing games with family!!

And I'm with you on not being out and about for Black Friday shopping - no thanks!

What a sweet photo of you and your dad!!! Makes me miss mine.... thank goodness for technology and the fact that I can FaceTime with him whenever I want. :)

Happy week ahead!