Friday, November 25, 2011

It's a Quiet Black Friday

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was very blessed this year to have a lot of help in the kitchen. Even though we have a small family gathering I always find it a challenge to get all the sides and the turkey completed at the same time.
Sasha and Mark work on the Brussels's sprouts.
 I use my Franciscan Ware Apple platesfor festive occasions. 
After dinner we, along with half of Kansas City and their dogs and out-of-town guests, headed down to the Plaza for the lighting ceremony. A celebrity with local ties always flips the switch to turn on all the lights and this year it was Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family.
The weather was unseasonably warm and it was fun to stroll through the Plaza enjoying all the festive store displays and burning some calories before heading home to pumpkin pie and card games.
I have resisted the urge to hit the shops today in search of fabulous Black Friday deals and will make some pumpkin bread for the boys to take back with them tomorrow. And then the decorating will begin...


Sheila said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. TFS the pics of the lovely light event! We have a Light Parade event tonight but it's so cold we're going to wimp out and stay home ;-( The wind is so cold and fierce!
Beautiful tree in the last picture.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a perfect way to spend the holiday! We had a nice day as well - but, as the years go by, I'm thinking smaller might be better....When all the siblings and their families get together, it gets overwhelming...31 this year. My mom and I made 2 22 lb. turkeys....Yikes. As for Black Friday - I'm not even REMOTELY tempted....If I had my druthers, I'd avoid all stores until mid-January....Happy to embrace my inner agoraphobia....Have a great weekend - and have fun decorating....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

Sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving to me friend!
Hugs Trace

annie said...

Sounds just terrific!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the photos and we love modern family..its one of our favs and we love him.;)

Buttercup said...

Loved the lighting picture! What fun that must have been. I spent time enjoying the decorations and did do a little shopping, but nothing too early in the day.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great day! Thanks for sharing.