Hello hello! Thanksgiving was a success! Whoop whoop. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to be cooking a full meal for other people that weren’t my immediate family. I had a headache at the beginning of the day and I felt sick from nerves. Now that it is all over, I can’t believe how worried I was. Silly.

I woke up around 7AM and went for a chilly 35 degree run to clear my head. I spiced and oiled the 21lb turkey then put it in the oven at 10:30 for 4.5 hours at 350 degrees.

This was after it had been in for about an hour.

The popper popped and I took it out around 3:00PM.

Jimmy came over around 1:00 and helped me peel potatoes, set the table, and do little last minute type chores before his dad, brother, and sister arrived.

Jimmy’s dad carved the turkey while I finished up making the stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, and pulled the green bean casserole out of the oven. Jimmy’s sister, Laura, helped him roll out crescent rolls and we put those in the oven and sat down for a prayer and then dug in around 3:30pm.

After dinner we had coffee, cookies, and pie. Then we had some fun! We played cards, Just Dance 2, and Twister. We also watched Punkin Chunkin; that was a really funny TV show!

We played Blackjack with fake money from the board game Life.

Just Dance 2



Watching the Dallas Cowboys win on Thanksgiving was pretty amazing! I had such an awesome day and I felt so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family!

Today is black Friday and you couldn’t pay me to go near a mall, sorry. I’m cleaning up the house today and studying and then going bowling later tonight!

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!


  1. I can’t believe you cooked all of that stuff on your own! That’s a huge task! I had two Thanksgiving dinners yesterday…one at McCandless and one at home. The one at McCandless was made by ALL guys, as I was the only girl on the trucks yesterday. It was super entertaining.

    Again, congrats on pulling all of that off! That’s amazing! 🙂

  2. Everything looks amazing, I can’t believe you did all that work! But I can tell you really like to cook and I know you felt really proud that everything turned out so great!

    My mom and I went to the mall this morning for a few hours to shop at Belk, Old Navy, Target, and Bed Bath and Beyond. But we live in a pretty small place so it wasn’t super crowded bad… and we didn’t go until 7 AM anyway haha. Both got new shirts, she got a fleece hoodie, and I got some K-cups and a present for my husband :). But if we didn’t live in a small town with a small mall we wouldn’t go!

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