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turkey day

November 26, 2010 by sholdren

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends at our house. We also celebrated Brianna’s 2nd birthday!

We had a wonderful time, and all the food was fantastic! We all made different things from the menu. Every single dish was delicious!

The Thanksgiving table. The sliced bread is made by my sister-in-law, Kim, using her new bread maker. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics of the table with all the food.

Silas with a big bowl of turkey broth I took from the roasting pan, ready to be made into gravy!

The delicious, delicious turkey!

My “Zesty Festiva Cheez Whiz Ball”. Everyone loved it.

Here is us singing Happy Birthday to Brianna, and her singing a song too:

Brianna’s birthday cupcakes.

Brianna with her giggling doll from Grandma & Grandpa. She likes it.

Brianna enjoying her new sandwich maker kit from Uncle Terrill & Tante Stephy, Esther, Heidi & Elliott.

Brianna with her “girl” sock monkey from Silas. Silas has a regular sock monkey, which he loves too.

A doll she got from Uncle Sam & Aunt Kimmy & the boys. You fill it with warm water, and it feels more like a real baby.

The kitchen we got Brianna. Both her and Silas love it, and will spend many hours playing with it, I’m sure.

The homemade caramel apples we gave out before everyone left. My sister gave me this recipe, and it’s awesome.

Brianna and Zachary in the car.

Fun was had by all!


  1. Mom Hoyer says:

    You guys sure had a great Thanksgiving and Birthday Party for Brianna! Your turkey looks awesome! Browned to perfection! The birthday cupcakes are SO beautiful. You did a great job decorating them! The cheese ball looks tasty too…great presentation in that cute snowman dish!

    Looks like a really fun day! Love all the photos! 🙂

  2. Mom Hoyer says:

    What a beautiful Kitchen you got Brianna! She will have so much fun playing there along with Silas! Now with Christmas coming we can get accessories to go with the kitchen! Really awesome gift! 🙂

  3. Mom Hoyer says:

    Just watched the video clip! So cute the way Brianna starts clapping right after you guys sang Happy Birthday to her! Also her sing Jingle Bells is so adorable! 😀

  4. Andrew says:

    Looks like a great time! I miss family dinners. Haven’t done something like this for a long time.

    Didn’t see mention of any games! Maybe next time we’re all together we can do more gaming.

  5. mrstrooper says:

    Looks like a great thanksgiving and a wonderful birthday for Brianna. She’s so adorable and getting so big! Love the presents she got, especially the kitchen! I’m sure she’ll love it! She did a great job singing Jingle Bells. That’s one of Charlotte’s favorites to sing as well :). Happy Birthday cutie Brianna! Hugs from Auntie, Uncle, Charlotte, & William!

  6. Auntie Kimmy says:

    We are still talking about what a great time we had! The food was incredible, decorations delightful, and fellowship was fantastic!
    Brian and Sue did an amazing job hosting the dinner. Wonderful memories for the kiddos, for sure!

  7. e. says:

    Totally amazing Pics ! Everything looks sooo Fantastic ! Turkey is picture Perfect ! Love the Cheese Ball Pic ! Brianna is soooo CUTE ! I could go on and on !!!

  8. sholdren says:

    Andrew, just us girls played a bit of Scattergories, but we had a few kid-related interruptions, so we didn’t get to play a whole lot. I’d love to play a bunch of games next time we’re all together in Edmonton!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving!! The table was decorated beautiful! The turkey looked scrumptious too!

    I love Brianna’s kitchen set…VERY cute. She sure is a cutie-pie!

    Enjoyed all the photos!

  10. Shelley says:

    Love the cupcakes! The turkey looks so yummy too. Your kids are getting so big Sue and Brian!

  11. mom holdren says:

    I do believe that may have been the best tasting turkey ever!!! So moist and full of flavor. EVERYTHING was beyond words. A super Thanksgiving day!

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