It was a beautiful day, in every way.
But, if you could see my house right now, you’d understand why I can’t bear to walk into the kitchen and am ignoring it all, in favor of enjoying my coffee with some mocha cake, all the while contemplating hiring a service to come wash the rest of these dishes. I am currently accepting applications.
For now, let’s just savor in the beauty of yesterday, shall we?
The girls set the tables for me, which turned out booteeful!
We did a lot of convalescing on the porch, because we had done so much work ahead of time. I love it when a How to Host Thanksgiving and Enjoy It plan comes together.
I’m already sad that these two are leaving tomorrow. The karaoke memories alone, will
haunt my dreams live in my memory for a long time. JamieKnoxville has decided she never wants to be without a microphone ever again.
This right here is my idea of the perfect Thanksgivin, camouflauge leggings and all.
JamieKnoxville lives in New Jersey and she gets highly offended, perhaps concerned, at the amount of butter we use in the South. She has decided to do a butter documentary, after watching our Thanksgiving preparations.
So, we texted her this morning to tell her breakfast was ready. She needs to remember her Southern roots.
Stevie smoked some ribs for us, as a little afternoon snack. I had that and mocha cake for lunch.
The girls printed and tied our cute little fox thanksgiving cards onto pine cones……..
And pine branches……
And paper airplanes….
Thirty people at 3 different tables and we managed to make some pretty cute tablescapes, using what we had, with a little creativity mixed in.
We tried to wrangle a few pictures, but that’s never an easy task at holiday gatherings. They’re a pretty awesome crew, though.
My niece, Jordan, dared bring her boyfriend to the festivities. I hope he survived our crazy. (We love you, Pat!)
Stevie smoked a turkey and I made a roasted stuffed turkey and a turkey breast. I LOVE having lots of leftovers. We’re eating turkey panini sandwiches with cranberry sauce today, along with a lots of pie and cake.
Did I mention pie and cake?
This cake? Will most certainly be the main dessert in heaven.
The college and career table was a rowdy bunch. And most certainly the best looking table. They need a little more practice on their karaoke, but what do you expect from kids who don’t even know all the words to On the Road Again?
And from your very grateful (and tired) hosts, we wish you a wonderful weekend! If you need us, we’ll be hunkered down by the fire, eating leftovers, and a healthy amount of cake. Also? If the 20 somethings aren’t afraid of me (which they should be), I’d like to play a game or two of Scrabble.
Love y’all and see you soon with a host of Advent resources!
Southern Gal says
It looks and sounds like so much fun! I’ll have to remember a karaoke machine for our next gathering.
Looks like so much fun! Thanks to your inspiring make-ahead plan, I made my own based on yours, and enjoyed a fairly low-stress day!! Made the Parker House rolls, and froze them a few days before – they worked great! – Our first Thanksgiving hosting was a success 🙂 Also… could you take me shopping sometime – lol… Love your cute outfits and boots 🙂 Have a lovely Friday!
Sarah @ An Inviting Home says
So sweet in every way!
Looks like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing your lovely decorations and festivities. I love the camo leggings. 😉
So glad I read your post as I left a few dishes in the sink last night, but don’t tell anybody. Not many, mind you…
The tables were beautiful! What kind of cake is that? YUMM….
Have a restful weekend. I chilled on the couch most of the day by the fire. (Don’t tell anybody that, either!)
Just lovely! I want to know what kind of cake that is too…it looks delicious.
We made the Bourbon Pecan Pie you had in the “How to Host Thanksgiving and Enjoy It” post. It was a hit! Hope you plan on sharing the mocha cake in the future. It sounds wonderful! Blessings To you!
Simply beautiful! You always make my heart smile.
Such a beautiful celebration of Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us to open our home more often!
I had such warm feelings reading your posts leading up to Thanksgiving and after. Thank you for your honesty, humor, and inspiration. I’m really enjoying your blog!
Kelli Fox says
ahh just lovely – oh, and I took a cue from you and put a turkey breast in the crock pot – over night – it turned out lovely and we have plenty of leftovers too (because my bro-in-law smokes one and roasts one too!) I actually had some leftovers for din tonight 🙂 thanks for all the awesome inspiration <3
Can we talk about your boots? They are so cute it is insane. Do you remember who makes them or where you got them?