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Friday, November 28, 2008

The Twelve Days of Thanksgiving

I know most people think of the song as the "Twelve Days of Christmas," but I'm here to tell you that when you go to my sister's house, it's twelve days of Thanksgiving...all rolled into one day. You WILL eat, and you will eat a lot.Here's what we got yesterday:

12 (Rock Band) drummers drumming
11 drinks for sipping
10 adults eating
9 wii players leaping
8 hours cooking
7 snacks a-beckoning
6 kids a-running
5 side dishes
4 kinds of pie
3 sets of plates
2 huge turkeys...

and a partridge in a pear tree

Okay, fine. You got me. There was no partridge in a pear tree. But all the rest is true (if you count appetizers on napkins as a third set of plates). I DARE you to eat two 20+ pound turkeys between that many (few) people. I also double-dog dare you to eat one that tasted better than the one they smoked over cherry wood on the grill.

Not to mention the home made cheese cake with oreo crust, sweet potato casserole, enormous vat of stuffing, and I can't even explain what all else she made in that giant kitchen of hers. There was a parade of happy children running back and forth in front of the archway door to the dining room, a passel of happy grown-ups lounging in front of the fire when they weren't ski jumping on the Wii or jamming to Rock Band, plenty of wine and beer, much laughter, and merriment galore.

It was a truly wonderful Thanksgiving, capped off by all the children spending a solid hour or more drawing pictures of colorful fish to tape in the inside of the currently empty 250-gallon aquarium, and one frantic search for a runaway dog that ended well after a (relatively) short 20 minutes.

I hope your family had as much hubbub and happiness as ours did yesterday.

Now I'm off for some leftovers...


Heather of the EO said...

Oh yes, lots of hubbub. And food. And children. But no Wii. Can you believe that?

I read about you over on Scribbit.(: I already knew you were lovely, so it was extra fun to learn more about you.

Happy Thanksgiving! (one day late)

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Sadly my children have no idea what Wii is, but they still had a grand time with cousins. So grand that three girls (two of them my own!) decided to play around telling each other scary murder stories. They also called 911 on accident having thought they had disconnected the phone first. Um, no. I think they were more surprised than the rest of us when two sheriff trucks came barreling into the yard! Is this how country hicks have fun? Must be.

Mr Lady said...

You're lucky I live in another country, because nothing; not rain, not sleet, not dead of night, could have stopped me from spending Thanksgiving with you and yours.

Customs agents, however, that's a whole other story. :)

Ree said...

No hubbub. But lots of food for 4 people! XXOO

lattemommy said...

Sounds like Heaven. You have much to be thankful for. So glad you had a wonderful holiday.


Tara R. said...

Sounds like a lovely time. Love the revised 12 Days of Christmas.

Rachel said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I can just picture it all in my head!

Kat said...

Mmmmm, left overs. Nothing better!! Glad you were well fed in the company of loved ones :)

Jaina said...

Mmmmm, now I'm hungry. Sounds like you had an amazing Thanksgiving. :)


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