Turkey and a New Holiday Challenge

Hi Friends…
Well my first attempt cooking Thanksgiving dinner was a HUGE success.Believe it or not Suz and I actually managed to cook a 14 lb turkey!It turned out PERFECT.Unfortnately I don’t have pictures of the finished turkey(forgot to snap one..picture fail).But here are a few others!

Yeah no pictures of people….it was Thanksgiving…it’s all about food.
We had such a blast cooking all day.It definitely made being away from home for the first time a ok.  Except for the fact that in the middle of dinner I caught Suz’s head cold.And kept it for two days.  NOT ok.  
Now it’s on to my favorite holiday CHRISTMAS!! We haven’t decorated the apartment yet, but we did get out Christmas tree.It’s sans ornaments and stuff right now but come Wednesday and Thursday this apartment is gonna look like Buddy the Elf attacked it.  Also the Disney parks and hotels are all decked out. You can bet your buns photos of that will be shown soon.
Now Neely (A Complete Waste of Makeup) and Amber (Brunch with Amber)  are hosting another challenge!  I had so much fun playing along with their Fall challenge that I knew I had to play along with their CHRISTMAS challenge to here we go:

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge
I missed the first day but that’s ok because I don’t think I could have picked my all time favorite Christmas gift.
Today we get to talk about favorite Christmas traditions.I have a couple.
My parents have always made sure that we spent Christmas with both sides of our families.So it’s tradition that before Christmas we go to my Dad’s parents house and do Christmas with his side.Then we spend Christmas eve and day with just out family of 4.After Christmas we head up to Ruidoso, New Mexico and do Christmas with my mom’s family.
Other Christmas traditions we have are opening one present on Christmas eve, opening our stockings first on Christmas morning, and mom making breakfast after we’ve opened presents.
This year I won’t be there to do any of our traditions.Right now I’m not feeling sad or depressed about it, but just wait until the week of Christmas.Then I might be singing a different song.

Hope your Tuesday is great!Mine will be because it’s my Friday!Toodles.

One thought on “Turkey and a New Holiday Challenge

  1. Congrats on your first Turkey! I made mine as well, wooo it was a lot of work! And I think your traditions sound lovely. I spent several years in Las Cruces, NM and absolutely loved it. It is now time to start your own traditions 🙂 That is what I keep telling myself…


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