Thanksgiving this year was a huge success! We decided to organize a Thanksgiving with our fellow Clevelandites who were going to be around for the Holiday. Tim was a huge help to me, I couldn't have done it without him. Not to mention our friends. We had so much help with setting up, eating all of the DELICIOUS food, and cleaning up. We had it at the church, and had a blast! There is so much to be thankful for, especially friends who are family during the Holidays!
A couple of weeks ago, I was not sure if I was going to be able to say it would turn out a success... Holidays are supposed to be fun, stress free, and relaxing right? Yes, that is true, except for the part where you have to purchase a $30 bird with bones sticking out of it from the store (which was an experience in itself...I had no idea what I was doing, kind of like a turkey with my head cut off...), pull out it's neck and lovely giblets, wash it, then cry your eyes out while you cut the onion and celery to stuff the sweet old bird. The best part was that Tim and I were doing this about 5:30am Thanksgiving morning, we were quite a sight.
|Here is a visual just to give you an idea...|
Actually, this was the night before as we were figuring out a way to
thaw sweet little Tommy the Turkey.
|I was very kind, and let Tim do most of the honors. How nice of me, right?!?!|
|I'm not sure if this was after we had successfully set up the thawing|
spa for Tom, but I think it is clear that Tim was relieved, or overjoyed, or...
Here are some pics at the church! We had SO much yummy food, it was the best :) And yes,
we needed a separate table for dessert, it was a must.
After we ate, most of us sat around and chatted for a couple of hours. Each time I thought about
standing up, I realized that I probably couldn't even if I wanted to with the 50 pounds of food in me!!