Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Great Holiday Weekend

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the weekend.  Ours started our with a real blessing.  I was packing the car for our trip short trip to Fairfax and over the sand dunes I could see the sun bouncing off the early morning clouds:
Pretty glorious way to start the day!

We picked up Kelly and her dog Ed and joined the morning traffic flow up to Washington DC.  It was a little busier than I expected, but we made good time and arrived just before noon.

Adam got off work a little before 3:00 PM so Kelly and I picked him up and drove out to Royce's.

Later, we the cooking in the kitchen was well underway:
While the home made rolls were getting done, I snapped the traditional holiday empty table photo.
Then the turkey came out of the oven.  Tiffany tried a brine of apple cider, salt, herbs ...
Next, the ToFurkey was prepared for Adam, the vegan in the group.  Given the two, I prefer the turkey
Adam and Kelly and Aaron were taking pictures of the pictures...
Amy and Jon (Jeff's brother) arrived with baby Lucas and we got to hang out...
Jeff carved up the turkey
Emily mashed the potatoes
and we all gathered at the table.

It was a tremendous feast and we almost hurt ourselves!  But what are Thanksgivings for?  It seemed like the right thing to do at the time...

It was really good and we cleaned up the kitchen, sat around awhile and decided we needed a 'formal' group shot for the occasion.
We had fun and thoroughly enjoyed being together!

Now for some serious football watching and more time with Adam before we head back to the Virginia Beach area.

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  1. Looks like everyone had fun with the family "Formal" photo!

  2. That Turkey out of the oven looked fantastic - the tofu turkey, not so good!!

    Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family and friends!

  3. What a great family picture!!! Tofu turkey...NOT. But the real one looks awesome!!

  4. Oh Randy, you did such a great job of getting all the photos of the preparation and the results! The family photo is wonderful. What a wonderful family, thanks for sharing this.

  5. That incredible sunrise certainly jump-started a wonderful day! For some reason, your family portrait makes my nose itch. Thank you for the shoutout; that was a pleasant surprise!

  6. Hey we sold ship loads of Soy Beans to the Japanese, and they made all kinds of stuff out of them. Tofu isn't all that bad tasting and is really good for you. So Adam will probably out live all the rest of us! LOL

  7. Sunrise was glorious! Turkey looked wonderful...tofurkey...hmmm comments reserved.

    After seeing all the turkeys that everyone had I am seriously thinking of getting one and cutting it in half to fit in the oven (a friends suggestion).

    Glad you all had a good time.

  8. looks like great fun was had by for the 'tofu turkey'.??..the real one looks great..nice 'formal movember photo'?..don't know if you have 'movmeber in the USA..but here in Canada..moustaches are grown in support of raising money for prostate cancer research! you photo is fitting!!

  9. Wow! That turkey looks really yummy! The tofurkey, well, not my thing :) I like the blog! Glad to have found you!

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  10. What a great day! That last photo was very cute! And the turkey was a gorgeous color! I wonder what ToFurkey tastes like! Glad you had such a great day! Love Di ♥