Despite the fact that Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays, it tends to get skimmed over on the blog because of its proximity to Christmas. I'm guessing that like mine, your homes are already buzzing with holiday madness. If not, may I please drop by and bask in your sanity?
Thanksgiving 2012, on the other hand, was marvelous in its simplicity. We stayed in St. George and gratefully welcomed family that traveled from afar. Here's Callie, having come all the way from Washington to manicure the girls' nails. (By the way, you can look for Callie's masculine alter-ego as a scale double for the dwarf Oin when The Hobbit comes out in just a few more days.)
Naturally, the kids were all delighted to see their pug cousin once more. Here's a candid shot of Talia with her Zoe purse.
With many chefs to help, Thanksgiving meal preparations went smoothly. Here's Callie working on the rolls while NomiAnn checks recipe details from her iPad. Looking back to Thanksgivings from my childhood, it's amazing how much and how little everything has changed!
The turkey cooked perfectly on the barbecue.
Of course, the kids liked these candy turkeys best.
The weather was so lovely that we ate outdoors on the patio. I knew there was a reason we suffer through St. George summers. (If you look closely, you'll notice Brooklyn savagely removing her poor turkey's beak.)