Monday, January 12, 2015

Thanksgiving 2014

This was my first time ever hosting Thanksgiving dinner!  It was a lot of fun.  We had my parents, my brother and his wife and son, and our friends from Brazil, the Becks and their cousin (who was fresh off of the airplane from Brazil that day!), and another friend from the ward.  It was quite the full house.  (Pictures of the whole group to come).

Ross tried a technique called 'spatchcocking' the Turkey, where you break the backbone and basically flatten the whole thing.  It's supposed to speed the cooking time way up.  Which it did!  It was really really delicious, and very moist and flavorful.    

After dinner we held our first annual Honey Family Gobbler of Fire.  My brother and his wife set up the whole thing.  We played a bunch of minute to win it type games, including a paper airplane contest, a dart gun accuracy contest, and then moving cotton balls with vaseline on your nose.  It was pretty hilarious to watch everyone move cotton balls with their nose.  We appreciate our guests being good sports about playing. 
Ross was the overall winner.  And here he is with the 'Gobbler' itself.  

After Thanksgiving Day my family did our annual graham cracker house decorating. Sam named it the Honey Fam Graham Jam.  Hehe.  Anyway.  That was a lot of fun as always.  And I love seeing what everyone comes up with every year.


I'm always impressed with what Sam creates.  Here he did Rodin's Thinker.
Grandpa with the two littlest grandkids. It was fun to watch Jovee and Henry interacting.  It was mostly Jovee running away from Henry, but she still talks about 'Hen-ee' all the time.  So cute.  

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