Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I know, I know, Thanksgiving was 2 months ago.  I'm in a blogging mood and I finished all of December and January so I figured I might as well go back a month.  Who knows, maybe I'll go back farther!

We hosted Thanksgiving at our house for Brian's family.  N2 helped me with the decorations several days prior.  They made thankful pumpkins and paint swatch pumpkins.  Here's a look.

I let N2 pick their colors of paint swatches.  I think both of the above are Noah's because he generally picked red, yellow, green and blue whereas Natalie picked red, purple and brown.  I don't have the pumpkins in front of me at the moment but they had some funny things that they were thankful for.  They each created 2 pumpkins each.  If I find the pumpkins (I think they are in Natalie's closet), I will post what they are thankful for-some were funny!

Here's my table.

We had TONS of food-mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey, 2 pans of stuffing (one with alcohol, one without), rolls, jellied cranberry, cranberry sauce, asparagus and green beans.  I think that's it.  We had a TON of mashed potatoes left as well as turkey.  Here are the rolls I made-I tried to make them look like pumpkins.
The kids played around and then Uncle Paul got out the video games and N2 had to play along!

We had a wonderful day!


  1. I was commenting on everyone else's blogs, and I thought I should comment on yours, too. Some day when you are recovered from back surgery and your family is doing something more interesting than sitting around inside watching the temperature plummet, I would love to see more photos of your kids. But anyway, back to this post...

    Those thankful pumpkins are adorable, I am totally stealing that idea next year. How did you curl the stems/leaves? And your pumpkin rolls are really cute, too; I knew exactly what they were. And I have to ask, why did you make stuffing with alcohol? I have never heard of that before. Is that a Weidner family tradition?

    1. They just wrapped the paper strip around a pencil. I cut out the leaves freehand.