Monday, November 26, 2012

Raise the Song of Harvest Home

We have much to be grateful for this year, loving family, the arrival of our boy, and the blessings of the restored gospel. I love that we have a holiday to reflect on and celebrate our blessings.

It was my first time cooking a turkey and I think it was still frozen when I put it in. Finally after 5 hours in the oven with the bottom half still raw, we decided to just eat what was cooked and forget about the rest. It looked really good, and wasn't too dry considering how long it was in the oven.

We feasted on all the traditionals, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, rolls, carrots, corn bread stuffing, and pumpkin pie!

Waiting for the turkey gave us some time to make Thanksgiving hats. 

Of course, it would not be Thanksgiving without the Thanksgiving Pudding. This is a tradition in my family that represents the beginning of the giving season. There are presents for each person in a basket with a long string attached to each, everyone pulls there sting at once and you have to untangled all the strings to get your present.  James was so tried from all the excitement of the day, he was already in bed and missed the Thanksgiving Pudding. 

We spent the rest of the weekend decorating for Christmas, making donuts and visiting the Christmas display in Frisco. The city of Frisco had created a light display downtown that was synchronized to Christmas music.

I had more pictures, but blogger just said I have exceeded my picture capacity. So you will just have to wait until I figure this out.


  1. I love it Erin! Your Turkey looks so beautiful. I would've never guessed it was frozen on the bottom. And good idea making hats. You guys look so so cute. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Everything looks so yummy. I want to eat Thanksgiving dinner again.

  3. that was me. (mom) Audrey is logged on.

  4. Love the hats. Love the Thanksgiving spread. LOVE the look James gives the's a signature look of his!! AND...I LOVE YOU GUYS!! I'm really hoping I can chime up with you before I leave for Canada on the 21st....if not I'll wave from the window of the airplane. Love ya tons!!