For the past several years, I have wanted to have a little Poole Party Thanksgiving!!
I don't really know why, other than I want to see myself with an apron on, pulling a gorgeous turkey on a big white platter out of the oven and set it in the middle of the table with a dining room table full of my people. Orrrr at least some version of that, haha!! Somehow it always ends up on the back-burner because we have too many other things planned. Last year, I actually bought all the things we would need and STILL wasn't able to pull it all together for one big Thanksgiving meal.
SO. This year, I told Wade about my desire for us to really do this.. and HE MADE IT HAPPEN!! We sat down with the kids and asked them to each pick one thing they'd like at our family meal. We created our menu, Wade and the big kids went grocery shopping, and we got ready for our first ever family Thanksgiving meal!!
For some reason, crescent rolls are always on our list for Thanksgiving. It is such a treat!!
I gave the options of apple, sweet potato, pecan, or pumpkin pie. And it was unanimous - Pumpkin Pie for the win!! I had to laugh, because I caught Samuel sneaking off parts of the crust and dipping his fingers into the pie.. because that is so something his daddy would have done, ha!
Andddd another crust bites the dust. Just look at that mischievous little mouth!!
Vannie girl made the rolls..
And I will gladly pass my apron onto Wadie if he can make turkeys like THIS:
Perfect turkey. Oh, and the one on the board looks pretty good, too. ;)
A little of everyone's favorites: crescent rolls, buttery carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with bacon, smoked turkey, and pumpkin pie!
Our Thanksgiving feast!!
Thank you, my Wadie, for making this happen. It was the best first family Thanksgiving meal of my life.
Is it shameful to admit that we finished off this entire pie that night??? Hey, at least we shared a few slices with the neighbors!! After all, isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?! ;)
It was a perfect way to end our night.
This was the best family shot I could get, ha!! Baby Rhett slept through his first Thanksgiving meal, but we so enjoyed sitting and eating and visiting with our oldest four babies!!
It's so easy to be thankful. God has given us so much. And when I count my blessings, these Poole children and that Poole man are at the very top of my list. I am praying our home is always a happy one, filled with love and laughter, pretty plates and delicious food, crust-snatchers and crescent rolls. Happy Thanksgiving from our party to yours!