We bought a big deep fryer this weekend (on sale at Menards) and are going to attempt to deep fry a turkey on thursday. Thankfully Aunt Rachel is also cooking one in the oven in case ours turns out like the picture on the right. I know you have to be very careful when doing this and have gotten lots of helpful hints and advise so I think we will be OK :)
Last night we tried out another church (Our Lady of the Lake). Keith grew up going to a Catholic Church and he has always wanted to try going to one out here. It was alright. He even admitted after the service that he has gotten used to 1st Ref. and doesn't like Catholic services as much. We plan to try out a few more churches in the area. Lisa has been coming with us. It's kind of fun.
I found a recipe for pumpkin pancakes and tried making them this morning. They turned out pretty good. I had some at IHOP last week for breakfast and mine weren't quite as good. I got out many of my Christmas decorations this afternoon so the house is looking very Christmasy already. I think we might even cut down our tree next weekend already. After reading Aunt Jean's newest blog we decided to take a drive out to Saugatuck/Douglas tonight. She was right, very pretty downtown! Keith drove me by some of the houses he painted in Saugatuck. Man, there are some gorgeous houses out there...We saw a total of 5 deer on our drive.
I only have to work 2 days this week!!! I love Thanksgiving and all of the preparation before hand. The shopping the day after is one of the biggest highlights of the year for Jen and I. BTW, you can view the Black Friday Ads online already. Hope to see many of you this week! :)