so. obviously, last thursday was thanksgiving. also known as the arbitrary point in time in which christmas grumps give us christmas lovers the go ahead for our public displays of holiday cheer. (before thanksgiving, all holiday cheer much be in hiding).
this years thanksgiving festivities took place at derek’s sister’s new house. and here in the south, thanksgiving meals are at like noon. i kind of think that if weren’t called a thanksgiving dinner, they would be serving turkey and stuffing for breakfast. i don’t get it and i never will.
anyhow, we were in charge of the turkey. by we, i mean derek. and like every year, he enlisted the help of the cutest basting experts in america. which prompted me to compile a basting collage from past and present. two and a half year old anna, last year’s (4.5) anna, present day (almost 2) hazel, and present day (5.5) anna.
since the “dinner” was actually lunch, it was during hazel’s nap time, so she fell fast asleep on the way home and snoozed away on the couch. (the older kids stayed behind and hung out with cousins and gramma, so it was nice and peaceful).
when we got home, we realized that we didn’t have a tree stand anymore. so, derek went out for one. in the black friday weekend mayhem. once it was finally up and straight and trimmed up, we only had energy/time for putting on the lights. derek worked hard to untangle, while anna and i put them on the tree, and hazel inspected for quality control.
and that’s the end of the thanksgiving weekend.