"Thanksgiving weekend November 2011"
Plans danced in my head of the fun time in store ahead to spend time with our daughter and her wonderful family. Oh my, her house is so comfy and Darian shares his bedroom suite with his Grandpa pa and I when ever we come for a visit. I love soaking in the tub...lots of hot water and so quiet...
My daughter e-mailed me at work Wednesday and said that the Menu was fit for Kings and Queens and she wasn't kidding. Amy is an excellent cook and the 'Thanksgiving Menu' was as follows:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Bacon
Breakfast Sausage, eggs and toast
Lunch: Turkey Sandwich Leftovers
Dinner: Seafood Bisque
Breakfast: Sausage Egg and Cheese Casserole
Lunch: Warrens burg, MO
Dinner: Spaghetti Pie
Breakfast: Eggs and Biscuits and Gravy
As I was heading home from work I noticed immediately that my 'what I thought was my oil light' come on in my car. Oh my...what's wrong now?? My car is 2003 and has high mileage. I thought to myself "No problems please."
When I arrived at the farm to my surprise...our son and all of his girls were there. I learned that they were there, enjoying the country since around noon. The hugs from all of my grand daughters as I made my way from the driveway to the house were PRICELESS. Oh what a huge smile appeared on my face as I kissed each one of them on the head. Watching Little Louise come running to hug me was so cute. She's only two and her head of blond curls delighted me. As I went onto the veranda I asked myself 'how will I ever be ready to leave for our trip with a houseful of family?'. I sat and visited with all the children and she shared their shopping adventure to the Novelty Store near down down. Our son is such a prankster and his girls are following his foot steps...."I'm sorry Mom....one of the girls has spilled nail polish on the kitchen table." "No!" I said as I hurried to the kitchen. It looked authentic but as everyone laughed...and I took a closer look....it was a gimmick. It was a make-believe spilled bottle of nail polish. A spirit of fun was in the air. Next, one of the girls handed me their black 'long hair' fake wig. Of course I put it on...and looked quite funny at that. What really was funny was one of the girls putting it on little Helen's head. We laughed even louder and Helen's Mom quickly removed it saying "that didn't look too nice at all!" Next the funny eye glasses...Josie said "Grand ma ma, will you take a picture of me?" She was so cute...looked like a movie star wearing her horn rimmed glasses purchased this afternoon." I had to tell her that my camera was packed away deep in my suitcase:". Josie is quite a ham...cute at the dickens!
Good bye hugs and peanut butter kisses and my hubby and I were off to our Thanksgiving vacation. Jason and his dad checked out the car trying hard to find the problems...checking fluids and such. Looking at the engine light still on...with concern...I said a prayer out loud asking St. Christoper (patron saint of travels) for him to intercede for us to have safe travels. Off Randy, Mocha and I went....
Thursday ~ Thanksgiving day with family! The best!
Our daughter Amy decorates so special every year~
Friday ~ Up and atom shopping a bit before heading to my daughters work place for the afternoon. The afternoon went by quickly and as soon as we arrived back at my daughters, she immediately began preparing the seafood bisque. The aroma flooded the house and I especially liked smelling 3 garlic cloves steaming along side the lobster and scallops. Crab meat, scrimp, lobster and scallops with a roux (blended butter and spices and half & half). Oh my goodness...was that bisque a treat! Honesty I'm not normally big on seafood but I'm changing. We enjoyed Cream cheese Povitica (Slovak bread) from Strawberry Hill Company. It was so good and twice as much interesting learning the process of how it is made. Po-va-tet-sa is a traditional Eastern European "swirled bread' hand-made using an old world recipe. They roll the dough into a tin "skin," coat it with layers of Scrupulous filings, hand roll into loaves and bake. After clean-up we watched a TV series called 'Gold Rush'...quite entertaining.
Saturday morning we woke to a raining cold day...perfect for antiquing 'Yippee'. Six of the family loaded up in the van and traveled to Warrensburg, MO to visit 'Those where the Days' Antique and consignment Store. It was spread out over 50,000 square feet!! The following are a few photos I took inside the shop. It was so much fun going to a new place!! It was really fun and then some!
Some of the family 'lite shoppers' headed over to the Bar & Grill to grab a bite a of lunch and find out who was winning the KU and MU football game. At half time KU was ahead so my 'Wonderful' son in law was in a good mood.
Saturday night, while most people are eating left-overs, our daughter is in the kitchen again creating a 'Spagetti Pie'.
The kitchen again smelled so good. Later on we had 'Show & Tell' with our shopping finds. I did find a few treasures for the N2God Store.
On Saturday evening our friend Kim came over to visit. It was so good to see her! The three of us got busy working on our 'tie necklaces'. Our art project for the weekend~
|~ Amy's ~|
Sunday morning off to Mass at Prince of Peace, then we joined Amy's family and went to their church 'Indian Creek'. After arriving back at their home..we ate...you guessed it... 'left overs'.
Hope your Thanksgiving weekend was great too!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Amy & Chris!! Love you all so much.
Christmas ideas are dancing in my head and heart as I plan the Christmas Open House 'December 10th'. Please make plans and mark your calendar because we hope to see you there.
Patty in Oz