Tymon and I invited both of our families over for Thanksgiving this year. We had just under 30 people over and pulled tables and chairs from where ever we could. It was so nice to just stay here and not go anywhere. For years, we've been doing double duty on holidays visiting both families. This year, we finally have a large enough house to host. It's so nice to be able to do that. Tymon's brother Lyndon from Calgary came down with his girlfriend Karen. An amazing thing is that her mom and stepdad live in Lake Stevens. The parents also came over for dinner so that Lyndon and Karen didn't have double duty, too.
It was a great dinner complete with my mom's potato rolls, which melt in your mouth. Jovana and I did the turkey. I wasn't too scared as I did do one a few years ago. I'm not an expert, though and thought this bird looked great. I didn't get a meat thermometer, however so I didn't know if it was done. My parents don't really use them and usually "shake hands" with the turkey leg and judge by the smoothness of the shake to determine if it's done. Well, they weren't able to shake very easily and informed me that the turkey was on his belly instead of his back. Nobody will notice, right? Well, Tymon's brother offered to carve it up and then he immediately noticed that it was upside-down. Hmmm, I guess I'll need to go to turkey school before next Thanksgiving comes around.
So while we're dishing up the fabulous turkey, my mom turns to me and asks about the stuffing...uh, you mean the stuffing I forgot to make? Yeah, that's the one. Then when we were eating my dad said that he should've brought the cranberry sauce. Oh boy! I'd already made some previously and had it in my freezer...waiting for Thanksgiving to come around. And while I'm coming out with the missing items...we didn't have any pie, either. My sister in law loves to make desserts and so she brought some fabulous cookies and amazing cupcakes (angel food and devil's food). I was going to bake a pie, but I didn't. And you know what? We all survived without these items and even lost a couple of pounds just thinking about what we didn't eat. ha ha ha.
After dinner and socializing, we took the kids to my parents and then saw Twilight. I liked much of it. There were some parts that I didn't expect ... nothing major. It's just that I didn't imagine Jacob as having long flowing black hair. Okay, I know that he's Indian and that in the book he had long hair...it's just that I didn't see him as that in my head. I don't think that Bella and Edward's relationship seemed justified in the movie. There were several scenes of them NOT getting along and then all of a sudden they are totally in love with each other. Stephenie Meyer is SO good at characterization that I love all of the characters in her books. I don't think the director did a very good job on that part of the movie. I'm somewhat biased here though. I'd like to hear from anyone who HAS NOT read the book and HAS seen the movie. I think that opinion would be more fair.