Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Simple Thanksgiving

This year was a simple, yet wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I'm a little late in the recap of Turkey Day, but better late than never, right? On Wednesday at lunch, I packed up the car and Louie so that we could go straight to my parent's house for the night.
Louie got to come to the office and had lots of fun!
Louie loving life at the office!

We got let out early for the day, so off to begin the chaos of the weekend! Under one roof there were 4 humans, 4 cats, and 3 dogs...oh and a dead bird. We ordered Pasta Vera, a favorite take-out for us, followed by my mom and I watching a movie while Louie destroyed some toys.

The middle of Wednesday night we were woken by Tiggre puking up said dead bird. TMI? I don't think so. I mean, how good looking is this guy? Can you believe he's 18 already?! (He was my second real pet that we got when I was only 6.)



Thursday morning we were up before 6AM, which was not by my choice. We let the dogs play, finished up prepping the turkey and stuffing, cleaned the house, and put the turkey in the oven....all before 9AM. I drank a lot of coffee. The rest of the day was spent hanging out before mom got home from work and my aunts and uncle arrived. My aunt brought the appetizer of lots of cheese, cracker and fruit combinations. I could have eaten this for dinner.
Then came a low key meal of turkey, stuffing, salad, bread, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with chestnuts and pancetta. Then we had two different cakes and homemade pumpkin pie. Delicious!
Dad did a great job!
After the kitchen was clean and everyone had left, Dad and I had our annual tradition of watching Punkin Chunkin. Louie and I ended up leaving before it was over though because Louie couldn't quite calm down, and his best bud still wanted to play.

Even though I love going home to my parent's house, I couldn't wait to sleep in my bed again with Louie snuggled up on top of me. The only one missing was M.



Simple days like this year's Thanksgiving make me appreciate my family and life so much. It really doesn't get much better than this.
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13 comments:

Meg {henninglove} said...

i prefer simple thanksgivings and dont worry i finally got my thanksgiving recap up today so we are part of the almost week later thankgiving recap club where was m for thanksgiving?

Adam said...

that cat is 18? Holy moly.

Marjorie said...

You're dog is so cute! Glad you had a happy thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

Simple Thanksgiving's or even holidays are the best! Louie is the cutest dog!!

meg said...

Aww that last picture is so sweet! I love your Louie. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Krista said...

18 years old and still catching birds? That's a spry cat! Glad you had such a nice relaxing time with family. That's what it's all about huh!

Ruthie Hart said...

simple Thanksgivings are the best....unfortunately I haven't had one in...well forever! Big family and a stressful mom haha. That is so cool Louie got to go to the office!

Brooke Houston said...

yay this looks like a fun thanksgiving. I love simple. Too bad I went around to three different houses that day. Love Louie and him playing in the offive.

Natalie said...

So glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Especially love the shots of Louie!

Deidre said...

Louie is soooo cute! And your cat doesn't look like a mature 18, he looks young and hip :)

femmefrugality said...

Aw super cute post! I'm in awe of the 18 year old cat, too!

Janna Renee said...

Dad's always make the best Turkeys ;) Love that picture of you and Louie!