pictures from thanksgiving
i had a great time at thanksgiving this year. i went home to my parents’ house in illinois. my mom and dad made dinner for only 5 us: themselves, my sister, my cousin jessica and i. i took pictures of everything since there are so many people who read this site religiously and are so interested in what i did over thanksgiving anyway, here come the pictures…
first picture is my wonderful mother slaving away in the kitchen. she did a fabulous job; the second picture is most of the food we had, which consisted of 2 pumpkin pies, a pecan pie, twice baked sweet potatoes, stuffing (regular and oyster), green beans, corn, ham, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, smoked turkey and some concoction of peas and white stuff. not sure about that one. not pictured are rolls, olives, cranberry sauce and cinnamon butter. the last picture there is my plate shortly before i made a pig of myself. this was an emotional moment for me.
then i had to help mom feed the animals. we added a new one to the family, a little pygmy billy goat that as of this writing has no name. he’s the first one pictured here along with my mom. the next couple pictures are tex and jasmine. you can kind of see raisin in the background of the 3rd picture there, but she was being camera shy that day. on the second row are our other two goats, winston (the white one, he’s ornry) and annie (the dark one). then we have some of the barn cats enjoying the left over turkey gravy and last but not least: jessica’s dog, marty the party dog. wow.
ahhh yes, and here we have my toys. on the right is my colt combat elite. i love this gun. on the left is my new gun, which i got to fire for the first time today. my dad had traded another gun of mine for it on my behalf and i hadn’t actually even seen this one yet, so it was kind of exciting to shoot it. it’s a sig sauer p220 (which is a .45 acp). anyway, we decided that a pumpkin would be a fun target, so here you can see the results of our efforts. the first picture being the front, and the second being the back. it’s amazing what a few 230gr golden sabres will do to a large gourd.
anyway, i hope you all had good thanksgivings too and wish you safe travel as you make your way back home this weekend.