This year one of my brothers flew in from CA. We only see them if someone is getting married in the family. Since my youngest sister (I have 3 sister-1 older 2 younger than me) is between boyfriends and all 3 brothers (all younger than me) aren't in serious relationships the only way they would visitis if someone gets married or there is a death in the family. We pray that isn't any time soon, that's for sure. Since it has been 2 years since the last wedding he decided he should come for a visit. He leaves Monday so we are having our Thanksgiving on my side today! Yesterday I spent the day making an apple pie, dutch apple pie, and sweet potato casserole. I dropped them off at my sisters last night. Today Kaila and I peeled 8 pounds of potatoes and soon I will mash and bring on over to the yummy feast! I usually am in charge of green bean casserole but I passed that on to my youngest sister this year. So this year we get to eat 2 Thanksgiving dinners! Oh boy I can feal my pants gettign tighter thinking of it...lol!
I made a cinnamon raisin swirl bread in my bread machine. I basically follow my favorite cinnamon roll recipe...throw everything into the bread machine that is just for the dough. Then when the last knead cycle is done I take out the dough (leaving the machine where it is in the cycle) roll out the dough in a rectangle, put in the fillings from my recipe and roll it all up tight like you normally do but don't cut it. Roll it into a tight ball making sure all the ends are sealed. Then take out the kneading paddle from the machine and plop it back in. That's usually a rise cycle and it doubles in size. We usually snack on it the afternoon I make it and then have french toast with it the next morning. YUM!This time it almost popped out of the machine!
I finally got a book to put my pages in. Kaila wanted a purple one really bad. I foound a couple but they were either really cheaply made or had gems glued to them. I want this to last and I know the gems will fall off. This one is made really good and pretty. I can add more pages to it as well. I am very happy with it and so is she.
Kaila actually helped carve her own pumpkin this year :0)
All the costumes worn were home made this year. My husband made Kaila's and my sister bought everyhting to make Amelia's last year but the sewing machine wasn't working right. So this year she had a freind make it for her.
Kaila got a lot of comments on her costume. One woman came up to her and said, "For me!" Shook her and said," I always shake my presents before opening."
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