Our first solo Thanksgiving went pretty smoothly.
We are adults! Whoop whoop!
The only hiccups were that we did not plan ahead on our grocery trip and waited until this week to get stuff. We had to make a couple trips to different stores to find what we needed. And the other, is that I over estimated how much time the noodles needed to be cooked for my Glinn noodles addition, so half of them were paste instead of noodles. Whoops.
Everything else went great.
We managed to have 8 adults, 3 small children, and 3 dogs in our small little kitchen. We literally fed the Army.
It was so great in comparison to Thanksgiving last year. My husband and the other 4 guys were deployed, so really my competition of Thanksgiving pasts was pretty low. I was most thankful to be able to share the day with my hubby and start making some of our own holiday traditions since this was the first time to celebrate any holiday under our own roof.
Of course I had to craft for the day. Since I knew that we were not all going to be sitting at the same table, and also that it was Army men I was feeding, I was not really concerned about place settings, chargers, napkin holders, and table runners. Someday I will, but not this year.
However, I still wanted it to be a little festive.
- scrapbook paper
- canvas boards
- letter stencils
We had a feast for the Army for sure.
It was a great day with our Army family. So much to be thankful for!
We had a great time hosting, and we learned some tricks of what to do in the future. For our first time though, we did pretty awesome. High five to us!
I hope that your Thanksgivings were filled with fun and good eats. We had the best weekend in the Whitener household!