We spent this Thanksgiving with the Clarkes this year. The Thanksgiving spread was replete with all the holiday classics: mashed potatoes, Grandma's World Famous White Bread rolls, turkey (one baked and one fried), dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato souffle (sue-ful), and soda. I feel like I'm leaving things out, because it seems as if the list should be longer because of how much space the food took up on the table.
Jonah and Elias snarfed down their little meals first. They both enjoyed their first feast. Then, following tradition, they promptly took a nap after they were stuffed.
The rest of the Clarkes finished eating, then gathered upstairs for one of their other slightly quirkier traditions that dates back to the days of Pennsylvania. We settled down to watch Christmas Vacation.
I ate so much tasty food I felt sick afterward. But I had to make room for the pie! And it was something to write home about. Becky made a large pumpkin. I finished it off for breakfast and lunch the next day. She also made a few smaller pies. I thought they were single serving, but she says you can get at least 2-4 slices out.
The days before and after Thanksgiving have been spent painting and moving crap. For as much as we are pulling out of the Clarke house, it sure doesn't look like much in our own.
I can't wait until everything is painted and unloaded and put into place. I really want to get some before and after pictures up. I'm proud of my little castle. I think I did a good job picking it out. Bryce will do a good job of filling it up.
PERVERCIONES #154 [Gold edition]
11 months ago