we are BLESSED. it was wonderful. i had the new experience of being in charge of vital parts of the feast.. including punkin pie, banana cream pie, &a whole lot of homemade rolls. first time cooking any of these things by myself &i just really did not want to ruin it for everyone. i cooked/baked WITH ABANDON you may say... a few too many screams/groans, at least 14 calls to my mother, at least 2 emails to her with pictures of the dough ["does this look okay?"] maybe a tear or two, a couple pep-talks from dan, a last minute trip to the piggly wiggly, thinking all is lost, falling onto my knees on my flour-covered kitchen floor in hopelessness, some help from my perfect man... &all was well. we all ate &were happy.
we feasted with three other couples from the ward [batteens, koerners, richards] &elder durocher &shaffer. after dinner we went &saw THE BLINDSIDE which i highly recommend (don't watch the whole trailer, it gives away too much). we even payed for the expensive movie theatre tickets! prettty fancy! the rest of the night consisted of football [of course!], lots of pie, &even hot-tubbing in the crisp fall air. for being hundreds of miles away from our families, it was a pretty good thanksgiving!;]