Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Little Christmas

I found a song with lyrics I could relate to this Christmas, then discovered that the song was changed because it was too depressing and that's why I didn't remember the lyrics. Go figure. The original anyway:

It was a rough year, and a seemingly impossible to survive holiday, but it was still Christmas and I'm still so grateful for all the good I have in my life.

Next year all our troubles will be out of sight?

Monday, December 19, 2011


catch us.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Mid December and I just now get around to posting about Thanksgiving?  

I've lost my umph as it was SO long ago, so just a few pictures and a quick summary:

Table, should have used a brighter table cloth, there's always next year!

Dinner, which I now realize you can't even see in the photo...

Bread Pudding


Butternut Squash Soup
Homemade Wheat Bread
Gavin's family stuffing ( a meal in itself, really)
Sauteed Baby Carrots
Cheryl's Green Bean Casserole
Deviled Eggs by my mom
Fresh Turkey from El Toro Meats
Mom's Apple Cider
Bread Pudding with Canadian Maple Syrup Glaze

Everything came out great and it was a nice day at home cooking with my husband and enjoying my family.  The never frozen turkey turned out fantastic.  I'd certainly recommend it over a frozen turkey any day.