11.29.2009

Land of NotSoCyber's Thanksgiving

Wanna see what I did while I was lost in the Land of NotSoCyber?


1.  ATE. LOTS.

I had this for lunch on Thanksgiving Day. 


And it was as heavenly as it looks.  All of that was cooked by the hands of Kirk's 89 year old Grandma Scott, in addition to a scrumptious assortment of pies, of which I shoveled my share of cherry pie in before I could even reach for the camera. 

Here's the kids' table....at which I did NOT wish I was sitting at this dinner...because the subject matter of the grown-up table was most DEFINITELY NOT on wart removal.  




I had the pure joy and bliss of discussing the wonders of The Twilight Saga with Kelly and Jana, the cousins' wives.  It just might have been the BEST dinner conversation ever.  Ever.  Ever. 

Just 5 short hours after that go round, we had Thanksgiving dinner at Kirk's parents' house with the other side of the family.  And I ate this.  And acted like I had not just scarfed down a whole horse just a short while earlier.



Yep.  You guessed it.  It was yummy.

But I didn't make the cut to sit at the big table this meal.




I ate at the bar with Joyce, my mother-in-law, and we worked very hard to take a fun picture together...uh, yah.









2.  DID SOMETHING I'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

My mother-in-law trusted me with the huge job of slicing up the jellyfied canned cranberry sauce this year. I never eat the stuff, and have never touched the stuff except to pass it to my left at the table.  So this was big stuff for me.  I felt honored.  Until I cut it all jabberwonky and felt mightily ashamed for messing up the almighty cranberry.




But they still ate it.


3.  DID A COUPLE OF UBER-HILLBILLY BUT SUPER FUN THINGSBECAUSE WE TAKE HILLBILLY-ISM VERY SERIOUSLY.

On Friday, after pushing and shoving our way through some good Black Friday deals (free legos...score!!), we all loaded up and headed out to the family farm for some good ole' gun shootin'.  That's right.  Shootin' guns.  For fun.  Yes...we are some of those people.

Take a gander...








By the way....I promised my family that I would add in the disclaimer that the old beat up camper seen in those pictures is just used for housing freezing, stinky, hungry deer hunters. 

This is the cabin beauty that we CANNOT wait to be finished.



It's going to be amazing to spend snowy weekends cuddled up by the fire in that place...

Back to hillbilly fun...remember this lady? 


Yah.  I decided to channel her when we were getting ready to head out for home. 



Since we had both vehicles plus a trailer at the inlaws' house, Kirk rigged my van up on the trailer and pulled her home with Conan.  No need to burn two tanks of gas. 






Oh...I almost forgot...we also rode tractors and four-wheelers.  Super fun.










4.  SPENT TIME IN A MINDSET OF UTTER THANKFULNESS AND GRATEFULNESS FOR FAMILY. 


Kirk with his mom, Joyce, and our niece, Moriah


My TaterTot


Fellow sister cousin friend Jana and sweet baby Nathanael (who belongs here)


The boys with their Granny munching on cupcakes



Moriah and Kirk wearing those same cupcakes....





Kirk's cousin Todd (who belongs here) and his pony....because I promised him he'd show up on here!!  You're welcome, Todd!




Joyce, Moriah, and me


So incredibly blessed.

14 comments:

Jim said...

Amb,
I know you all had a great time. Kinda wished we had been there for the fun and fellowship. Who knows - why couldn't the IN-LAWS and OUT-LAWS be in the same place for once? Something to think about!

Glad you made it back to TECH LAND safely, with BIG RED in tow.

Jim-Dad

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad I know me some hillbillies. Lurve you tons. And glad you like green olives, too. Enjoy that cabin when it's finished--gorgeous.

Mich said...

So you spent Thanksgiving in the sticks too...that makes me smile.

I'm already about sick of turkey. do you think we can talk mama into the "olive garden" christmas dinner again...only with a side of taters?

Love you bunches!

Cathy said...

Your pictures made me smile.
Your time with family made me smile.
Your hillbilly-ness made me smile. (We ALMOST went shootin'!)
Your Cousin Eddie trailer made me smile.
AND the fact that you're wearing the necklace I made you brings the biggest smile of all....I LOVE that you still wear it...it makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.

I will eventually get caught up on blogs. Hopefully this week. (Cause I had scetchy internet while I was away too.)

Love ya mucho!!

theelizabethhighsmith said...

Dear Ellie Mae,

Sure am glad some olives made there way to your plate and that you had your share of pie!

Sincerely,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

I am so proud of you for not shooting anyone with that gun!

Amy Fulmer said...

I am so appreciative of your company here in hillbilly-ville. It is so comfortable to know someone else has it in 'em.

Tiffani said...

Well, I see I'm not the only one that's making a comment about the olives...no ONE likes those in my house but ME!! YUM!

Dare I say are those glasses? Does that mean you ACTUALLY TOOK OUR YOUR LENSES?! I may need the paramedics since it wasn't too long ago that you DID take them out!

Man, that place looks like a heap of fun!! That cabin is a beauty!

And, you, my dear are a NUT and half!

mimi said...

Love it! And love your inner hillbilly.

Y'know that first picture....I think I ate that meal for breakfast/lunch/dinner on Friday. Yum.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Looks like a good Thanksgiving. I remember stuffing like that growing up~we always had two dinners every Thanksgiving and it was so good!
Love the shooting! When my husband got back from his hunting trip he and his friend asked Colton what kind of gun he wanted someday. He said he wanted one with the thing on top to look through. Ah, a scope! Smart kid!

whimzie said...

Now that looks like a fun Thanksgiving!

Michele said...

From one hillbilly to another one. . . I LOVE it!!! Looks like my hometown which is very similar to the town in "Sweet Home Alabama". You know my sister calls me a DURN. . . Dressed Up Red Neck. Glad you guys had so much fun.

Jennifer said...

Hillbilly holidays are the best!! Looks like ya'll had a great time!!

I liked the pic of you with the gun holster...channeling Annie Oakley suits you well!!

I loved the pic of you sitting on top of your van...there are no words for how hard I laughed when I saw that!!

I LURVED the pic of you and the Tater...I believe that is frameworthy!!! Precious!

Beam Me Up Scotty said...

I love it!! Thanks for posting all the family pics, especially the one of Todd (although you could have excluded who he belong too. HAHAHA!).
And the hillbilly stuff....right there with ya girl! Even if I try to run, they catch me and make me ride a tractor or something, just to remind me what I have signed up for in this marriage :).
Good, as always, to see you guys!
Kelly