Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa's house

We are spending Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It's a very delicious place to be.

My mother-in-law is a fabulous cook and my only contribution to Thanksgiving dinner is... a pumpkin pie.

I'm not kidding. One measly pie.

And she is providing all the ingredients.

(I know, I know... how blessed am I?! Try not to be too jealous.)

Besides talking, laughing and just being together, there is a lot of eating going on around here. At least by me.

Want to see what I've been looking at for much of the day?

(mini pecan pie tartlets)

(peanut butter cup cookies)

There is something else that has been going on around here.

Something that forces me to question whether or not my children were switched at birth.

Perhaps I brought these goofy guys home by mistake?

They think this is FUN?

And yet picking up sticks or other chores around the house are simply torturous.

Go figure. Weirdos. They must be homeschooled and completely unsocialized.

Meanwhile, David and I have determined that grandma and grandpa will be getting not one, but two new scales for Christmas. Because those numbers just can't be right...

What is your day looking like so far?


Christine said...

Um. It's not Thanksgiving yet so today is same ol' same ol' for us. Tomorrow we'll be going to a friend's house for food, fun and football. I'm making a broccoli, cheese, rice casserole and Jason is making his yummy chocolate layer delight. Miss you! Wish we could spend this holiday together. I love you!!!
Oh, and those pecan tartlets look devine!

Debbie said...

At least they're wearing their own pants this time! :) Silly boys...Oh, and that peanut butter cup cookie looks DELICIOUS! I'm going to have to make those for Aubs. Mehaps you could swipe the recipe for me? Pretty please???
I love you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so easy!

Mini muffin tins, chocolate chip cookie dough, unwrapped mini reese's cups.

Put dough in muffin tin, bake at 350 until done. Take out of oven and while still hot, stick a reese's cup right into the middle of each cookie. Cool and remove from pan. Easy-peasy!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh and you can make a big batch and freeze them. Just thaw as many cookies as you want to eat or serve whenever you get a hankering.

Tracy said...

LOL...I love how you talk about FOOD and Exercise in the same post. It all weights out right! LOL

Karin Katherine said...

I'm trying to get my kitchen unpacked and get the food going...oh, and obviously I keep getting on my computer too. That is really helping me get things done let me tell you.

Leanne said...


Husband loves pecan pie in any form. The sad truth is, I've never, never made any for him and don't even know how! I know. I know.

I think your time at your In Laws's house sounds like such a fun time!

And those boys?? Ship them to me, I'll be happy to move them in!!! Mwahahahaha!!!

And a big Mmmmmmmwaaaaaaaaaaaah to you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like so much fun! My kids love exercise equipment too.
I saw this today and after reading about the scales, I have to share it with you......

May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs!

Annemarie said...

oh my YUM. That looks so good!

I am sure that your pumpkin pie will be a huge hit and that it will be the talk of all the family get togethers for the next decade. :-)


Rose said...

It sounds like so much fun.

Deedee said...

Everything looks delicious and sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy!!

I live in a country where this is just another day. *sigh* WE of course DO celebrate and I am cooking dinner for 13 tonight. FUN! The only catch...........I actually have all four of my childminding kids in one day today! (that almost never happens!) Even the two overnight kids! LOL! So..........not only do I have to cook the dinner single handedly.......I get to do it while working a looooong buuuuussssyyyyy day to boot!

I think this is what memories are made of! LOL!Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Marshie. - Deedee

NCMom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I too am only to bring pumpkin pies. How funny is that!

Don't look at the scales today. Eat & Be Merry! After all, Thanksgiving only comes once a year.

I am thankful for you. :)

Gottjoy! said...

Hmmm...I think I have the same scales from the same manufacture...go figure (no pun intended).

Anonymous said...

Dear Marsha,

I just came across your blog yesterday through another homeschooler's blog. I don'think I've ever read such moving words, such encouraging words in the midst of what you've gone through, such a beautiful testimony of your Christianity. It brought me to tears last night. My heart absolutely ached as I read about your sweet boy. What a wonderfully strong woman you are. I rarely post on other people's blogs, I suppose I'm more of a lurker (: However, I was moved to leave a comment here for you. I prayed last night for your family as well.

I honestly love this blog already! Not only is it full of spiritual substance but it's so darn pretty too! I love the design, the pics and your witty entries. I too am a homeschooler to 3 little girls and your blog is definitely one that I'm looking forward to reading now.

I hope your Thanksgiving was joyful and relaxing. Best wishes to you and your family!

Molly (:

Sisterlisa said...

Hey my mother-in-law makes those very same desserts every Christmas. Glad you had a great weekend Marsha.

moreofhim said...

I'm so glad you had a great Thanksgiving!! Many blessings to you, my dear friend!!

Love - Julie

PF Cabales said...

That peanut butter cup cookies sure does look GOOD! Love the bokeh on those photos.. :) Bokeh lover here.. lol.

Thanks for dropping by, I am also a Nikon gal myself! I have a d60 since last year, and I already want to upgrade.. LOL, my poor hubby.. this hobby is too expensive! :D

What model do you have? :)

Fifi said...

Oh my gosh Martha, you made me giggle when I was actually feeling really down .... so thank you!
Be blessed as you spend some precious time with your family..... I'm salivating as I write this post!!!!!! love to you and fam x