Monday, November 30, 2009

~Thanksgiving 2009

What a delicious meal it was! Cory carved two turkeys!! Jen had the most delicious rolls on hand, Stacey brought a wonderful Southern Style cream cheese/spicy hot jelly dip that was to die for ~ and Amy brought her traditional squash casserole and raspberry jello we all love! Brooke helped me cut up onions and celery for the dressing and Jen, Brooke and I peeled ten pounds of potatoes! Mom brought a yummy green bean casserole and We had delicious gravy and doubled the recipe for pumpkin pies~~yes it was huge, I made eight!!

The Horton kids helped grandma make pilgrim hats for each place ( all edible!) and Jenny had three tables set up so beautifully!

I really like Thanksgiving and I even like the cooking part! If I had to feed that many people every day, for sure I can see some wisdom in polygamy ....many hands make work light! ( smile )
Afterwards Grandma and Great-grandma with Brooke and Britney's help watched the little tykes while the two oldest grandsons and their folks along with Uncle Kelly & Aunt Stacey got to go and see a great movie THE BLIND SIDE! the true story of Michael Oher, who plays on the NFL Raven's. Mom and I had each seen it and highly recommended it!

While they were gone, Brooke and Britney got Emma, Kate, Kelsey & Pearl dancing and jiving. What a sight, had me in stitches. Devin helped me peel Clementine's and Derek collapsed on the couch for his thanksgiving nap. Maegan didn't want any part of it, she had her private screening of movies upstairs!

We missed Jill, she was in the hospital fresh from surgery the day before. Jay dropped by for a bite but went back to be with her later that evening.

I talked to Troy that night and he said they invited a non-member family over for Thanksgiving, had a wonderful time, gave them a Book of Mormon and answered some interesting questions they had about the church. All in all, it was a wonderful day! How I love this family of mine~ They are the best!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

~ 365 days old ~

Happy Birthday Michael ( MOOSE) Jewkes!!

You are one year old today ~ and watch out for all the little one year old girls, because they will be after you since you are soooooooooooo cute!!

It hardly seems possible that a year ago Troy & Cherlyn welcomed their second son, joining Kaylee and TJ into their family! I remember when I saw him just a few weeks old last year, what a beautiful baby~ and now as a Toddler, he is just "delicious" as Aunt Amy put it!


have a wonderful day!! ly, gram

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

~Preparing for Turkey Day~

Thanksgiving will be at Jenny's this year! Her first official family Thanksgiving Dinner~~I'm so excited to cook with her and Brooke the day before, we are going to make her home smell "fresh & fabulous" ( that is for you, Mason.....)

I love Thanksgiving - it is one of my favorite holidays~~food, football for the guys and Christmas lists beginning, anticipating getting Christmas decorations out, etc...........did I mention pumpkin pie? I think in my childhood I must have had a wonderful memory with pumpkin pie and whip cream because like Pavlov's dogs........I begin salivating just looking at a slice in a picture! ( smile )

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving - enjoy your food and fun but most of all enjoy and count as the best blessing........FAMILY!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween with a capital H!

Halloween was Happy!!

See my cute littlest tricker/treaters!!! Tinker Bell-Kelsey and "Soft" Bride-Pearl
these two little gals were so thrilled with everything happening Halloween night. They were just precious little angels, smiling and dancing around all the big kids and their costumes!

We enjoyed Amy's delicious soup, Jill's yummy pumpkin squares and then on to the Sugar-High and trick or treating!

I went as a grandma who didn't listen to that little voice saying "get your stool" and instead jumped up on the edge of the bathtub to hang a new shower curtain and knowing she wasn't balanced FELL!! (we're awaiting MRI results to see what damage the shoulder received)