Happy Turkey Day!

We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and good food. We made our traditional brined turkey along with the required family recipe dressing. We also tried a new recipe for a cranberry, apple, sweet potato dish which I thought was quite yummy.

Nicholas helped prepare the turkey. He gathered some fresh rosemary from the yard to be used as part of the aromatics during roasting. I love the second picture when he was saying "that's the last picture!"

He also helped by brushing the turkey with oil just before we put it in the oven.

I'd like to show you a picture of our beautiful dinner table with the scrumptious looking food elegantly displayed. However, we were so hungry by the time it was all done that we happily just dug right in.

After dinner, Stuart got some sweet pictures of Rachel and me together.

In these pictures Rachel is wearing a little onesie that my mom gave to her. It reads, "My heart belongs to Daddy". But oh how Daddy's heart belongs to her as well. Stuart just loves his little girl! Typically, one of the first things he does when he walks in the door is come over and give me a kiss. The other night he came home and I was sitting on the couch holding Rachel. He came over and said, "Hi Sweetie!" and leaned over to give his kiss. However, it soon became obvious that he was leaning over towards Rachel and not me. He caught himself as he was almost there, stopped, and quickly gave me a kiss then went back to giving Rachel a kiss too. What a stinker! But I've got to love him for being such a wonderful and loving father :)

After a long day of cooking, watching football, and playing games, it was finally bed time for the little ones. Nicholas thought he would hide to avoid it a little longer. We see you!

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