Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Thanksgiving fun...Part I

Our Thanksgiving fun was split into two segments. On Thanksgiving day, my mom (Yaya) and a few friends came over to our new house. We were so excited to host Thanksgiving for the first time. My mom was so sweet to help me cook and learn how to cook my first turkey. She came down on Wednesday,so we did a lot of the cooking and preparing of the yummy side dishes that day. Then we took a nice walk in our new neighborhood and took Avery to our cute park. She had a blast swinging! Avery loves spending time with her Yaya. It was so nice to have enough room for her to actually stay with us! Thanks for coming mom!

It was such a joy to have people over for Thanksgiving. Gabe and I have been looking forward to the day when we could host for a long time! We are so thankful for this home for that very reason!

Heather and Jared are new to Colorado Springs. They are newlyweds, married for 5 months and recently moved here from Buffalo, NY! They are such a sweet couple and we have really enjoyed getting to know them!

Amanda is a dear friend. She has served with us in the Children's department at church for quite some time now. She has such a giving heart so it was fun to spend Thanksgiving with her.

Such a big girl!

The desserts! Peach pie, my mom's homemade pumpkin pie and Heather's homemade carrot cake! They were all so delicious!

So happy (and giddy) about hosting our first guests in our new home!

My mom did so much to help us pull off our first Thanksgiving! Thanks mom for all of your hard work! Your food was a HIT!
Making homemade whip cream

The array of food...stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, my mom's famous rice and mushroom dish, TURKEY, mashed potatoes, rolls and salad!

I made stuffed mushrooms for one of the appetizers, Avery liked nibbling on the mushroom. I think she liked the juices because...
When Gabe took it away, she started throwing this fit! It was pretty funny!
Jared and Heather


Helping us cook!

At the park with Yaya

She loves to swing!


Amanda Rashell Taylor said...

It was a blast spending Thanskgiving with you! I was looking at the pictures and remembered Avery's liking of mushrooms and her reaction when dad took it away :0)

Audra and Roger said...

Everything looks delicious - how fun to host everyone in your own home...twice!!! Congrats - looking forward to more pictures of the house.