Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The past two weeks have flown by. Returning from the Honeymoon, we spent our first Thanksgiving as a married couple with Dan's family. We enjoyed not one, but two wonderful dinners then returned to our apartment to find it clean and tidy with a massive pile of gifts. Thanks to those who helped transport items from the wedding to the apartment, and a special Thank You to Ashley and Travis for cleaning up the apartment, it was wonderful to be able to relax when we got home.
Over the past month, our local grocery was offering a free turkey if you earned a certain number of points. Dan insisted that we get this "free" turkey - we spent one afternoon stocking up on all the necessities and indeed earned this turkey. We unfortunately had to redeem the coupon by November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving...which meant that we had to eat it within the week because our freezer is jam packed from the shopping spree to earn it!! We decided to skip church Sunday and had our very own Thanksgiving. It was a lot of work, but well worth it, and we are now stocked up on turkey!! I have to say, for my first ever turkey experience, I think it turned out pretty good! Check out the whole process...
7am stuffing the bird...we didn't have the proper skewer, so I used a paperclip to close up the neck!
While stuffing the body, I broke the skin connecting the leg to the body of the bird.
ALL DONE!! Looks and smells wonderful!
After eating our wonderful meal, we loaded up some leftovers and headed to Dan's parents house for opening day of hunting season. Dan has never hunted, but he
decided to give it a try this year - hoping to bring home some yummy venison.
He and Kyle were up early and spent the day hoping to get their buck. Unfortunately both came home empty handed, but Dan's hoping to give it another try before the season is over.
We're both back to work and continuing to clean up/organize our small apartment. We've taken one trip to Goodwill, and I'm sure many more will follow as we sift through all the things we thought we would need someday and have never needed! We're enjoying the many wonderful gifts we received - especially the "best one" from our neighbor lady!!
We're looking forward to another break in a few weeks when we'll be headed to Indiana to spend Christmas with my family.