Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
We had a lovely first-married Thanksgiving on the Cape. We went to visit Kevin's mother and her family. His mom even made my favorite dish of sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. Kevin's cousin Katie doesn't usually make it for Thanksgiving so we missed her this year.

I'm used to spending holidays on the Cape. Besides spending the last two Christmases with Kevin's family, my dad's family has been spending Thanksgiving on the Cape for many years. This year we got to have two Thanksgiving dinners, one with the Rogers, and one with the Shutes!

I was completely spoiled this weekend with loads of old family pictures from Kevin's mother and grandmother. Kevin also drove me around to get my hair cut (I cut it all off!) and nails done, and Christmas Tree Shop-shopping. I am one well-rested happy wife.

Thanksgiving 2009
With Kevin's mom

Thanksgiving 2009
Kevin's grandparents have been married for 59 years!

One of the best parts of seeing the Shutes is watching my cousin Griffin grow up. I hate it when I don't see children for many years and they hardly remember who I am. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with my brother when he was growing up, and if I had to do over again, I would go out of my way to see him more. I missed seeing my other cousins Graham and Rachel grow up as well. Now I worry about the same thing with my friend's babies.

Thanksgiving 2009
With my parents

Thanksgiving 2009
Cooking dinner together

Thanksgiving 2009
The yearly burning of the sweet potatoes and marshmallows

Thanksgiving 2009
Good times!

3 comments:

Chris and Jason said...

Lots of comments here! First - I am so envious that you got 2 Thanksgiving dinners... I didn't get any. I know, this is what I get for living in England. Next year I am going to eat ALL DAY on ThanksG. Second - did we know we have the same favorite ThanksG dish? My mouth is watering just thinking about sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. Yum!! Third - short hair for you again? Pictures please! (:

eralon said...

I did not know you had the same Tday favorite food. That's weird. I'll get Kathy's super yummy recipe (I think cinnamon is the trick). Here's the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eralon/4149542251/. I got over a foot of hair cut off.

Robin said...

I think the trick to the best mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows (also one of my fav dishes) is not only the cinnamon, but also nutmeg...yumm!

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