Sunday, December 19, 2010

Catching up with the holidays

I know I've been quiet lately, but it's no fun to blog when you can't show anything you've been working on!  Oh, Holidays and your gift-crafting -- always keepin' me down!

Yes, I can blame anything for my own laziness, it seems.

What I have absolutely no excuse for is the lack of Thanksgiving pictures, and I can at least try to rectify that. We traveled to my hometown for the holiday and were partakers in what my family is affectionately calling our "Big Fat Greek Thanksgiving".  Why would we be calling it that?

How about a lamb on a spit in the front yard? Yeah, that might be why.

My youngest niece decided she wanted to host Thanksgiving this year and she was the hostess with the mostest.

Her husband is from a Greek family and he's a great guy but maybe a little odd...

In other words, he fits right into our family. If anything, he might be a tad on the normal side comparatively.

Never fear, there was turkey, too, and my brother-in-law carved it just like always:

Gator and two of my other nieces had fun with the littlest great-niece:

Little Miss E was very busy all day, but I did manage to catch her just hangin' out:

Since I was behind the camera all day, I decided to try for a little hubby smooshy face, but after many, many attempts, this was the best I could do. Not my fave pic but you can't have it all, I suppose.

All in all a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great visit with my fam. I wish I could do it much more often!

Now I'm back to crafting for Christmas and not showing anything until afterwards. Eh, you're busy too, I'm sure.

Oh, and by the way, the lamb was delicious!


DawnK said...

The lamb does look delicious, as does the turkey! Looks like you had a good spread and good company. At my family's Thanksgiving, there was so much food, that even though I only took little bits of everything, I was too full for seconds.

Now, I'm looking forward to Christmas food and the fact that my SIL serves the exact same meal to us, every year! I can't wait. We never have her meal, any other time of the year. Ham, mashed sweet potatoes, baked beans, cheesy hash browns, a cranberry-pineapple-cool whip frozen thing, green bean casserole, my red-green jello, and buns. I think I don't ever eat my ham as a sandwich, though. Too many good things to try.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

YarnThrower said...

Looks like you had such a fun day! I especially like the picture of you and your hubby at the end of the post -- very cute!