27 November 2007

More Holiday Happenings

My mom is here helping me out. She came last Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), so, since I haven't had Thanksgiving with her for awhile, or Christmas, I wanted to have Thanksgiving at home and invite a few neighbors and friends on Saturday.

I have to say, it was one of the best Thanksgiving feasts I've had. Everyone brought a dish to share and the contributions were excellent. Kudos, guys.

Dessert table (without desserts).

One of the things that was a surprising hit, was the hot apple cider. I didn't have a jug of cider or anything, I had to choose the German apple juice that I thought would fit the bill. If you find a natural, kind of tart, apple juice, go ahead and stuff an orange with two cinnamon sticks and about 4-5 cloves (I made a smiley face) and let it float in the cider (use a crock pot to keep it warm). I had to add a little sugar to mine, but it turned out great.

Wholly moley, we had a lot of people. I even hauled out the camping chairs, but everyone seemed satisfied.

Like I said, the food was great. We had bacon covered dates, homemade tomato bread, a cheese dish, spinach dip, etc., not to mention the regular stuff and awesome green beans. Thanks Randy, for the turkey! I can't get one on the German economy.

Randy and John.

Keane's room is coming around.

A bunch of ladies from my mom's work gave me some gifts. My Grandma made a cozy quilt. My mom also brought me a bunch of stuff AND put together the crib and changing table while we were at church (my mom rocks). She brought me a breast pump and a sailboat mobile. She also picked up a cutie camo outfit. All I can say is that his room screams "BOY!"

The baby shower is this weekend. I'm looking forward to it (of course). I've been praying for just what I need and not much more. His room is pretty small and it already seems full enough. It's been so much fun.


Kelly Glupker said...

You're a good decorator. Want to come do my house?

WILD GHESE said...

Thanks. I'll swing by and see what I can conjure up. ;)

Kelli said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. That must have been very special to spend it with your mom. Keane's nursery is looking great! Looking forward to hearing about your baby shower. Enjoy the time with your mom!

partyofsix said...

your nursery turned out GREAT! so adorable sara. mine is a work in progress. - how fun to ahve your mom there.

sounds like a wonderful thanksgiving. now iam hungry.

it is 4:30 a.m. and i just fed amos. i am wide awake... hey you get to look forward to those all night hfeedings don't you? fun fun.

love you.

Amanda said...

Wow it looks so normal. I mean being in germany your house looks nice and decorated. I like to hear about how things are different there. My mother-inlaw is a first generation American. Her mother lived in romainia (sp). Im just a mut by now. :) I am enjoying your posts.

Amanda said...

I ask Kara V. about you and she said she thought that you had foster kids at one time? True?

Deb said...

Hey Sara...
email me with your home address and email...please?

Deb Paul