Friday, November 25, 2011

Nov 24- Turkey Day.

Turkey placed in the oven early by Becky. We went out to Cracker Barrel for brunch with the Brubaker's and Dr. Owen. Got back in time to take the turkey out of the oven.
The boys went over to the Owens to burn cardboard and Rob decided to burn his clinic jacket as well.  What else do you do on Thanksgiving... Oh and it's 65oF. So nice. Cooper changed into his Illini football clothes and stayed that way the rest of the day.
Meanwhile back at the homestead, we were cooking up corn casserole, sweet potatoes, homemade Cranberry sauce (good job Hayes), glazing ham and making gravy. Pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream, check. A feast for 7. (Tucker took an extended nap so he ate after us. Let sleeping children stay asleep.)
Dinner was delicious. We all went around the table to tell what we were thankful for and friendship topped the list.
We met the Brubaker's back in 2002. They were attending Palmer Chiropractic college. We both showed up at a new Bible study group and the friends we made from that group are still some of our closest to this day. Pre kids we did a lot of things together. It's a blessing to count these people our friends.

After lunch we headed out to explore some more of Chattanooga. Visited the Chattanooga Choo Choo train (just google it and you'll hear the song that made it famous). Then we went cardboard sledding. Though we all had a blast it was crazy to watch Tucker go down by himself and yell for more at the bottom.
Then we drove up to Lookout Mountain, another civil war battle site and headed home for leftovers. With the boys in bed we once again stayed up late talking.


  1. Oh my goodness! The Brubakers--I remember them (hi Becky!)--what a great way to spend thanksgiving (except not the burning jacket part!)

    And I'm so with you on the let sleeping babies stay sleeping!

  2. HOW FANTASTIC!!! Sounds like a blessed time and momentous...burning the clinical jacket! :o)

    I so love cardboard sledding in TN! The kids whip out their sleds for pine needle sledding when the snow is sparse! ;-D! So glad it was a wonderful time!