Monday, November 23, 2009

Friend-Makin' Mondays

Wooohooo!!! Another Monday, but this is a 2 and a half day work week!!!!! YYEESSS!!! If you want to join in, please feel free to visit Amber!

It's all about Thanksgiving!

1. Turkey or Ham? I prefer turkey, but I've always had both on Thanksgiving. One with each side of my family.

2. Favorite side dish. Mashed potatoes BY FAR!

3. Favorite dessert. We always had pumpkin pie or like chocolate cake. I like both. Though I can always do pumpkin roll too. You know, with the cream cheese.

4. Black Friday: Are you going or not? HELL. NO.

5. If so, what's on the top of your list? I with I could say I was sleeping in on Black Friday, but the exterminator is coming for the THIRD TIME and we have to be out of the apartment. With the cat.

6. Going out of town or staying close to home? We're staying at home and my grandparents are coming to visit!

7. Hosting or helping? None of the above. Since we don't have a table and, if we did, it would be wrapped in plastic, we have restaurant reservations at a place in Hoboken at 5pm.

8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving. You know, since my parents moved and then we moved too, all traditions have seriously been thrown out the window. We no longer have any traditions. Last year, for Thanksgiving, Steve and I went to Peru.

I wouldn't mind making it a tradition to take a trip, but we'd definitely need to start saving for that...oh...NOW. We only have a 'tradition' at Christmas and that is to take a paper Santa with us wherever we go and take pictures with him. This year, paper Santa will be ENJOYING THE BEACH!!! I can't wait to be in Hong Kong!!! :)

9. What do you do after dinner? This year, I'd love to sleep! We'll probably take a bottle of wine over to my grandparent's hotel room.

10. What are you most thankful for this year? I am thankful for my husband. For all that God has done in my life and for my relationship with Him (that's what I want the most!). For being able to have a cat. For my family. For the children that I love and have never met and those I have met or will meet soon.

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude! ~Henry Ward Beecher

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? ~Erma Bombeck, "No One Diets on Thanksgiving," 26 November 1981


  1. Very nice post. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. No sleeping in...OH NO! Hmmm, mashed potatoes are great with a side of turkey. Have a great holiday.

  3. Thanksgiving in Peru sounds wonderful! An exterminator visit does not sound so wonderful. I pray you have a fabulous Thanksgiving no matter what!

  4. Wow, how fun to do so much travel! I'd love to see Paper Santa at the beach ;) Happy FMM!

  5. Ms D!!! I didn't know you were so young. What a beautiful picture. My daughter went to Peru a few months ago.

    Mashed potatoes....mmmmmmm. I hear ya.

  6. Happy FMM!! Oh I love me some mashed potato's too! MMMmmmm! We always have a pumpkin roll too..too funny! I think you should just come by my house this year, hehehe!! I think your tradition is traveling. I hope you have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. The pumpkin roll sounds delicious! I bet the meal will be very tasty at the restaurant, we did that a couple times, it was fun.

    Happy Thanksgiving


  8. Wow, you sure have exciting holidays! An exterminator and a paper santa in Hong Kong! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and may it be bug free.

  9. chocolate cake and mashed potatos are def favs of mine! my mom doesn't really care for mased potatoes so we don't get them that often

  10. Loved your answers....great post. Very interesting blog too...I think I'll stay awhile and read some.


  11. pumpkin roll sounds delish!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    blessings, kathy k.

  12. Yes! Another mashed potato lover! I keep seeing people say stuffing!
    Happy FMM!

  13. Well at a resturant at least there's no clean up. I would love to do a trip every year as well. That sounds fun! Happy FMM