"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 25, 2011


Thanksgiving is not my least favorite holiday. Not because I am not thankful; I am very, very thankful for many things. But really, do we really have to celebrate it by cooking all day?! How about a Thanksgiving pizza!

Here is the evidence that I do actually cook, when totally forced.

I had a few casualties though. Who knew that sweet potatoes get like glue when you try to mix them?

The Ninja potato peeler attempts to help.

The girls put on a very creative play about the turkey getting dropped in the dirt.

Sibling love.

Victoria hid out under the table. Wish I could have joined her!

Francesca waited very patiently for the food.

But everyone started to get a little restless.

At least there weren't lots of dishes to do! I like to keep it classy!

Francesca got a ride in Great's cool transporter.

Anastasia got a ride from Milo.

I'm really thankful that I have a digital camera, because it took me 20 tries just to get this photo. Isabella's look ready to pop out. And Catherine, jeez! And this is the best picture I got!

I'm super thankful that I don't have to cook for another year. Next year I'm going to make it a tradition that we have Thanksgiving sandwiches.


  1. Thanksgiving pizza sounds like an awesome plan!


  2. Great photos. Love the dinnerware!

  3. I am so with you! Next year we are eating out! We did the lovely throw away plates and silverware this year, but I still had a sink full of dishes! ;)

  4. Funny you would say that about the sandwiches, because that has become our Christmas Day midday meal. Sandwiches, chips, pickles, olives, the works. Easy for a tired mom, and everyone enjoys it. Works for me!


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