Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving

So I would have to say our Thanksgiving was a success. I tend to get a little stressed when hosting things but this year I did really well. I really didn't do to much as food, just made a cherry pie (my fav) that morning, threw a ham in the oven later and then made some salads (one of which I made the missionaries make as they arrived early). Last year was way too crazy, and though I love to invite the entire world, I was somewhat relieved that several of our friends had other plans, so it was just 15 adults and their tow. We had some good food, two excellent turkeys and Heather made some fabulous rolls. I made Ashely Tanner's delish buttermilk salad and unfortunately, there was none left over for me. I think the best part was also starting at 3pm as all kids were napped and mostly happy and I had plenty of time to get ready, even with Tad going to school that morning to treat his cells (is there no such thing as vacation for a bio-engineering student?). I do wish we had a basement to let them all go play and it was very cold outside and we didn't last long out there. One day. Hopefully one day soon we will get to share Thanksgiving with family, but for now, I am so thankful for our GaTech and extended ward family. This was our 5th Turkey celebration and I am sad next year we will probably be the only ones left from the original year. So sorry, no pictures, but the camera is supposedly in the mail.

Next stop, I am in charge of the ward Christmas party. Any ideas? Program, no program? Food, Santa? I wish I had more time, next year I will really try to do a nativity, but it snuck up on me this year.

5 comments:

Jeff & Rushell said...

I just came across an idea for a Polar Express party from someone else...

"I am doing a polar express ward christmas Party. I few ideas, I am
decorating the gym with fake snow, clear christmas lights and hanging
silver snow flakes that I bought at Michaels. We are having everyone that wants to wear PJ's. We are serving hot chocolate and cakes and cookies. I downloaded the music from the show and I am going to play it. They have some fun songs. I found a website that has a polar express party kit...

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/

click at the top where it says polar fun and games for ideas of this to do. Crafts and stuff. You could even have the movie playing if you wanted..."

This is someone elses idea but I think sounds like fun. I may try to use it for our YW party.

claire said...

Planning ahead is overrated. You can still do a nativity!

The 12 days of Christmas by table is always fun.

VirtualM said...

Maybe - if you wanted to plan this - we could have the ward sign/make Christmas cards for Matthew Clark or for other missionaries or for someone else. It might be a good thing - set up a 'craft' table for the kids and let them go back there and go to town, give them green and red construction paper, get the preschool people to make some Christmas cutouts, crayons, etc. It'd keep them busy for at least a few minutes.
Yes on Santa!
And yes on food - last year you did a great job rallying everyone for food. I'll make desserts again!

Laura said...

I like Mary's idea about the letter-writing. Let me know if you want help throwing together a nativity. You can always pass out the words to primary songs like "When Joseph Went to Bethlehem" for everyone to sing in between a little script read by a narrator. But, if you don't have time for this than I wouldn't worry about it. Everyone will still have fun no matter what we do.

Jan said...

Thanks for the fun Thanksgiving. I bet your happy we won't be around next year, or maybe we will be, who knows. X-mas party, I'm sorry I'm not much help.