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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

We were joined by the Crocketts, Auntie Lydia Edwards, Jose, and Lisa Corbett for Thanksgiving.  I cooked one of our homegrown turkeys (all 35 pounds of it), made gravy, baked a couple of pumpkin pies, and actually decorated the table and made a centerpiece. Margaux made a pumpkin cobbler and green beans.  Auntie Lydia brought the mashed potatoes and some appetizers.  Ben made the bread of course.  Lisa brought some cranberry sauce and then I forgot to open it - ooops!  But I used it on my leftover turkey sandwich the next day and it was awesome.

Each of the children (except Case) did a little presentation.  McKenzie had written a poem and she read it.  Cassidy explained some of the historical Thanksgiving.  Colt shared his teepee and pilgrim house he made.  Alice and Clyde each recited a Thanksgiving poem from memory.

Thanksgiving (recited by Alice)
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in 
And chilly North winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures
The fields, their yellow grain.
So open up the doorway,
Thanksgiving comes again!

Thanksgiving (recited by Clyde)
First we give thanks
 for the food we are given.
Then we give thanks 
for the houses we live in.
Then we give thanks
for the sun up above.
But mostly we give thanks
for the people we love.

Lisa especially loved the kids' presentations.  I thought it was a great opportunity for all of them to speak in front of a group and to set the tone for our meal.  I was proud of all of them for doing a good job.

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