November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving at the Whitehouse

We hope your Thanksgiving dinner was as yummy as ours. One thing is for sure, no one went away hungary. I was still stuffed late last night when I climbed into bed. We had a really fun day just enjoying each other's company and laughing at the kids. We are so blessed to have family close by to celebrate. Here are a few highlights of the day. This picture is of our Thanksgiving table, I like to use things that are already out for the fall season. I wish you could see my salt and pepper shakers. They are turkeys, these have been gracing my table for about 10 years. They were a gift from Ellie and Clarence Zornes when I was working at Town and Country in Springville. I will be using them for many more years to come.

Smile for the camera Stuart, he's just starting the gravy. Have I ever mentioned he's a better cook than I am.

Stuart carving the Whitehouse bird. Check out his apron. I made that for him for Father's Day.

At the dinner table. A little bit of history on the dining room table. This used to be Stuart's Grandma White's and when she passed away several years ago we were fortunate enough to get it. She had redone the seat cushions with pretty needlepoint work. This table is so nice, it can accomadate a large crowd. I use it all the time for big family dinners and club. I'm so glad we have something to remember Grandma White by.

Jacob, Hatch and Kira playing games, this is an old family favorite called Husker Du. Hatch was winning right and left on this one. I guess Kira and Jacob's memories aren't what they used to be!
Karas and her bowl of caramel corn. She was loving having the whole bowl to herself.

Hatch had put his cowboy hat on Thayne and wanted to take his picture. Isn't he the cutest little buckaroo you've seen. Hatch did a good job on the picture taking.
After dinner and games, Grammie pulled out some early Christmas presents. What they said, who gets presents on Thanksgiving. I've been busy working on some special Christmas quilts that they could cuddle up with to watch all their favorite Christmas movies and then to sleep with for the month. I don't think they were as excited as I was giving them to them.
Here they are all cuddled up on Grammies lap with their quilts. The only thing missing, Little Miss M. I will have to give hers to her next week when I see her. It's hard to get a good picture with all of them. Look how happy Thayne is with his new quilt, he is such a happy baby.

This is Thanye's quilt, his is bright colors throughout the blocks. The main fabric has Santa and elves trimmin the tree. Some of the prints are light bulbs, mittens, polka dots and stripes. I backed all of the quilts with minkie. It makes a warm and cuddly quilt.
Karas' quilt is red, greens and pinks. The main fabric has Santa on it. I did a crumb catcher border between the two borders with a printed fabric of light bulbs. Her backing is mint green minkie.
And this is Hatch's quilt. His has a western theme to it. I had fabric left from making his pillowcase last year so I used it in the blocks and the outside border. It has singing cowboys and a Cowboy santa printed on it. His backing is dark blue minkie.
I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone. Where did this year go? We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for so many things, but you as friends and family are my choicest blessings. Thanks for being in my life. Now to attempt the Christmas closet full of decorations. Sounds like a job huh? But a job I love to do. Watch for pictures of the process!


Sarah said...

I really like the quilts you made for the kids. I am sure they will spend many a night cuddled up with them! I also like the new design on your page. I just love this time of year!

Kaitlyn said...

Those quilts are very cute cant wait to see kinleys. i don't know who is going to us it more her or me ha ha jk. Well we are sad we missed out on dinner, we missed you guys. I am glad you had a good day. love ya tons

texoilyman said...

Well the way things worked out Kaitlyn and Kira go to thier in-laws on different years. I think this is good for Shannon and I, because we are parentless and have nowhere to go. If they all went to thier in-laws the same year we would be alone. We will get at least one of our kids and thier family here each year.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Fun fun fun Quilts :) I just love the themes.. they are so darn adorable. Oh look at your little Mister.. I can't resist a man in a cowboy hat!!!! And black ta boot :)

Meg said...

You always do the cutest things! Those quilts are adorable! My kids have their pillowcases on, ready for Santa. I always love to see the cute things you do for every holiday.

Shortcake and Company said...

You're always so thoughtful. The quilts are adorable. What a fun keepsake for them. Also, THANK YOU for the yummy chocolate. That made my day!! Love ya.