Thanksgiving preparations began the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when our oldest son, Zachary, began making homemade bread dough for cinnamon rolls. In a big family tradition that began many years ago by my husband's grandmother, continuing to my husband's dad, it has now passed on to two of my husband's brothers, and now to our son.
Zachary was honored to get to do half of the cinnamon rolls for the family Thanksgiving! He's definitely close - if not "on target" - for perfecting them. One of his cousins told him they were just like "Gramps" would have made them. What a compliment! Personally, I hope he keeps practicing :). Hee hee!
We had a huge group for Thanksgiving Eve singing night at the Tipton church of Christ, followed by yummy finger foods at my mother-in-law's.
There were 40 people there, so it takes a lot of food!
Plus, we always have leftovers to eat for the next few days for those who prefer the snack food over the regular turkey and dressing....or those who want it all!
The yearly "Turkey Trot" brought out quite a few brave souls to run/walk/or even ride a bicycle.
I always like the pictures seeing the walkers and runners from behind. I thought about walking this year, but I wouldn't want to give up the pictures of the event! Plus, someone has to keep time for the runners. :)
Some ask about cleaning up the field after the pumpkin bash. You know what? My husband MOWS them! Yes! They are cut into tiny, tiny pieces, barely visible from the road at all. And the birds love it.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with many happy memories with your family and friends.