Friday, November 23, 2012


This year, Thanksgiving day started with the 22nd Annual YMCA Turkey Trot for three generations of Burdette women.  Pictured from left to right is Jennifer, Evelyn, me and Kelly.  We did our 5k...the three younger gals doing the, well I walked most of it, with a little running thrown in to make it a little more interesting!  What a great way to start a terrific day.

When we got home, the menfolk had finished defrosting the turkey, had it in the roaster pan and had set out the makings for the stuffing.  Great men we have in our family!

Our dinner included turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, spinach risotto, red cabbage, green bean casserole, home-baked rolls,  macaroni and cheese (the grand children's favorite), pumpkin and coconut cream pie.  Yep...not very much food!!!  LOL!

Our time together was wonderful this year.  Unfortunately, daughter Kelly has a shoulder injury and isn't feeling very well.  She's a trooper and did as much as she could, but I was really glad to see that she is a smart woman and rests when she needs to.  With lots of help in the kitchen, I put together the stuffing and got the turkey into the oven.  Group efforts on side dishes made creating a wonderful dinner a cinch.

My family is fantastic.  I am so grateful for each and every one of them.  I'm thankful for so much.  Each day is a treasure, isn't it.  We have SO much to thank God for.  To think that my sweet husband (who teases so very much!!) and I started our little family so many years ago.  It's grown and we have such wonderful children, sons-in-law and grandchildren.  Each and every one of those people is so special.  Family is a wonderful thing...through everything, you love.

I'm getting a little "sappy", so I'll close this post with this:

Thanksgiving was such a great time!  Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. I love sappy! What a special trot you had! So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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