07 December, 2012

Once Upon a Time...

There was this thing called Thanksgiving. We celebrated it and had friends over.

I cooked the entire meal...

With a little bit of help from Joe.

Not only did he help in the kitchen, but he also watched the little miss so I could get some work done.

My favorite shot of the day - daddy and baby dancing in the kitchen. :)

I also made 3 desserts {which took a lot more effort than I thought it would}.

Chocolate pecan pie, mini apple pies, and pumpkin pie rice krispy treats.
Not pictured: ice cream to go with the apple pies. :)

The mini apple pies. Fortunately they tasted better than they looked! :)

A couple table shots...

We do Thanksgiving buffet-style. Much easier. :)

Simplistic, but still nice!

I wish I'd taken more shots of all of us {especially since our friends are leaving}, but here's what I have.

The whole gang...minus moi, the photographer. {ha}

Mrs. C, her hubby, and little girl. 
We're SO gonna miss them!

My little {blurry} turkey. ;-)

And, last but not least, us!

Other than all the cooking, we had a pretty low-key day. Well, maybe I did. Mrs. C had a newborn to feed and take care of. My bean is fairly low maintenance these days. :) We had a really good, really fun Thanksgiving. I've discovered that I really love cooking for and entertaining friends! I only wish we were able to do it more often, especially with these friends! 

I still can't believe our first {and closest} island friends are leaving. I'll probably talk more about it next week, but suffice it to say this will be the hardest "see ya later" I've had to say since Joe deployed. 

Also to come.... Christmas decorations! I know my posting has been spotty lately, but thanks for hanging in there with me! :)


Jen said...

Those first good-byes are always so rough. I am totally not a fan, which could be why we always make "local" friends and don't stick to military friends as often.
I hope the see ya laters arent too hard on yall.

Jen said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had! :)

Kathryn B said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving! Those mini-apple pies look good! :) Way to go you!

Sven & Trin said...

I don't know how you managed such a good size kitchen in Hawaii but that's awesome! Looks like you had a great day.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like it was a success!