Goodbyes are said and hugs are passed around with big, sloppy cheek kisses. It had been another successful Thanksgiving dinner, and there are already plans for who will host next year’s. After everyone is gone the rest of the family either takes a nap or sits on the couch. Making enough food for 30 people is hard work and everyone is exhausted. The house is a mess and will have to be cleaned before bedtime, but no one complains they are all too proud of pulling this off perfectly.
It was packed full of excitement and joy. The last day, me and dad sat down with my aunt and grandma one last time for a good home cooked meal. It was delicious, and I’ll never forget the laughs we had that night. But the next morning it was back off to Virginia. Catch ya on the flip side
"Cadence" Christina asked, "what happens now?" "Well, all we can do is hope for the best until we know how this all happened," I told Christina. Owen walked over and thanked us for helping everyone get out safety and most importantly, him out. We all went back to my house and ate dinner and talked about what had happened. We all watched the news and saw each other on T.V and got all happy cause we had helped A LOT of people in those six hours.
To every family member, family is always first. Every Christmas Eve my family reunites with a platter of food, all the children wear the pajamas and we all bake Christmas cookies and watch a Christmas, usually animated since the toddlers are watching. An hour before midnight, we organize the journey that Maria and Jose experienced
I had been practicing my speech for weeks and now the big day was finally here. I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and could barely choke down any breakfast. The 4-H Demonstrations Contest was always a huge part of my summer. First I would begin brainstorming ideas until I found one I liked, and then my mom and I would work and edit my speech until it was perfect. That year my topic was Buying Clothes the S.M.A.R.T.
I went inside all tired from all the excitement. I went downstairs to watch the boring movie that had started. Me and Hannah talked and finally we all fell asleep. The next morning as we were all awake and eating breakfast, my mom and dad said that we have to clean up little cardboard pieces off the ground. Finally, after we picked up enough pieces of cardboard to please my mom we went inside to get dressed.
Dishes were always a big issue in my house. In the beginning, I would keep everything clean as a perfect Martha Stewart kitchen. But one day I started working outside the house and I had a new baby. I woke up early in the morning, breastfed my baby, got dressed and faced one hour commute to my work place. Every day, when coming back home, I had to breastfeed my baby again, cook the meal for the family and clean the kitchen, and off course, wash the dishes.
Since I had a field hockey practice a few hours after school, I was obligated to eat my dinner earlier than I prefer. Being home alone and not being very skilled in the kitchen, I decided that mac and cheese would be a great choice. Low on sleep and anxious about the start of the new school year as well as the new field hockey season, I left my meal in the microwave without the important ingredient of water and went upstairs to change for practice. As I was changing, all of a sudden I got a whiff of
How to do Thanksgiving effectively Entertaining for Thanksgiving can be very rewarding, and very exhausting. Over the years I have found that planning and preparing for the big day is essential. I love to cook. I enjoy preparing a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for my loved ones. Giving is the most important part of Thanksgiving.
Once we got back to the house, it was almost dark. I pulled the garage door open and let my grandfather put it back in the garage. When we walked inside I felt so proud of myself, mostly just proud in general. My grandmother had dinner ready by the time we walked in, and she asked how it all went. I looked at my grandfather and all he said was ¨She did amazing, better than her brother.¨ I smiled, I was so filled with joy when he said that I did better than Jay.