Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Precious Family Time and Secret Santa Surprise

Yesterday was "officially" our Thanksgiving since that day, everyone was able to either have the day off or come on by. It was the very first time that Boo and I had all of our kids here. It was spent cooking, laughing, playing Balderdash and eating to a point of being way too stuffed! Everyone had a hand in the feast.

Boo put the turkey in the oven for me (after I seasoned it). It was way too heavy for me to maneuver.

Baby Boo helped with the Sweet Potato Casserole.


Married Boo tried her hand at tossing the bread dough for the rolls to create the ambience of a real authentic baker. Thank goodness it didn't land on the floor.


TV Boo came armed with her traditional macaroni and cheese that is a killer!! And also, she made one of my favorites for the holiday, a Cherry Cream Cheese pie.



We gathered together to give thanks for the feast and of course, being able to spend time together.



Boo, D-Boo, (my soon to be stepson) and Baby Boo walked the trails to prepare for the enormous amounts of food that would be consumed.


When it was all said and done, I wished I could turn back the hands of time...to slow down the moments. It was the best Thanksgiving ever!

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SECRET SANTA
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This is my second year participating in the Secret Santa Soiree and I still was surprised to find a big box on my doorstep. I am so thankful and love, I mean, really love how my Secret Santa gave me the most wonderful, awesome gifts.

I received a beautiful makeup case with eye shadow, bronzing powder and finishing powder tucked away inside. On the outside was a Christmas pumice star, glitter nail files and my favorites...fizzies for the bath! I am overjoyed and love it! Thank you my sweet, Secret Santa. I look forward to finding out your true identity so I can thank you by name, once again. You made this girl smile!!



20 comments:

Mari said...

It looks like lots of fun, and lots of good food too. Your family is beautiful!

ethelmaepotter! said...

That was a Thanksgiving worth the wait.

Veronica Lee said...

I love your beautiful family, Simone.

Lin said...

Oh, what a beautiful family you have, Simone! And how nice that you could all be together. Who cares what day it is, right???

Anita said...

That is indeed a big turkey! :)
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your family and your happiness.

Buckeroomama said...

I love Balderdash! Sadly, we don't play it as much now as we don't "host" many get-togethers with friends.

I was smiling as I read your post and looked at the photos. You are so blessed, Simone. :)

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh what a feast! It all looked delicious. We are still eating leftovers here! Everyone looks great, what a lovely extended family. You can feel the good vibes floating from the screen! Love, Blog Boo (Ina) :)

lagirl/sweet tea said...

I LOVED seeing your family and reading about your Thanksgiving. I am going to follow suit and post some photos of our Thanksgiving very soon. Thanks for the great idea. Hearing & Seeing your family makes me "know" you better. BTW, is everyone in your family beautiful? a good lookin' bunch for sure!

Frau said...

What a spread everything looks delish! Nothing beats having family together and enjoying each other. Love your SS gift you deserve all the glitter and glitz. Have a wonderful day!

My name is PJ. said...

I'm so glad your Thanksgiving finally arrived and was wonderful, to boot!

Secret Santa obviously had your number!

Danica said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!

YAY for Secret Santa. Enjoy!

Deidra said...

Every last bit of this post looks wonderfully beautiful and filled with joy! Happy holidays!

Menopausal New Mom said...

What a fantastic Thanksgiving you had! The photos were beautiful. Loved the makeup case you received, how wonderful for you!

sherry ♥ lee said...

I'm glad you had such a good Thanksgiving celebration -- it isn't about the "date" it's about being together. What a beautiful family!!

As for your secret santa...that is some gorgeous gift!! You are being pam-pered girl!! :)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Looks like it was a wonderful Thanksgiving and the food spread looked yummy! Isn't it nice to have family all around you? It's one of my favorite feelings...

Your family is beautiful! I love the pictures.

I want a Secret Santa!! :)

Nessa said...

Dropping by from SITS.

Glad you had a wonderful holiday! You have a lovely family.

I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Shutterbug8162 said...

Whoa! Now there's some great loot from a SSS. this was my first year in the group and I am so glad I joined, it was great to shop, and great to receive beautiful gifts, but most of all it was awesome to meet new bloggers like yourself.

collinskid said...

OOOOh what a NICE SS you have!! That make-up set is to die for, your SS really did right by you. Lucky you

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Love the Ulta goodies, just went there for my first time and I AM IN LOVE!!!

What a great Secret Santa, you are gonna be clean, smell good and sparkle :)

Gorgeous Family!

♥Georgie♥ said...

looks like you had a lovely time with the family!
and your SSS sent you some awesome goodies I love ulta...oh I am really envious!

 

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