Sunday, November 25, 2007

A very Southern Thanksgiving

We just returned from spending the holiday with Scott's family in Magnolia. We had a very nice thanksgiving. We got there late Wednesday night. Thursday we packed up all the food and took it out to their deer camp. They have a bunch of land about 30 minutes away where they go to hunt and his cousins met us there and we ate a big lunch. We stayed out there all day. They guys watched the Cowboys game in the afternoon and Scott's mom and I took a 2 hour nap. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed being out in the woods.


Scott and his dad and Dawson riding his dad's new "mule"
Scott's dad getting ready to fill his plate for lunch
Scott's mom and his little cousin Drew
Oh yes- that is me wearing camo ( for the first time)
Scott and his dad played a little football later in the day

A family friend comes each year from Florida to hunt for a week and he finally got a deer (a baby one I might add) that night. So I got to witness my first dead deer and he also proceeded to skin the deer right outside the patio doors. I'm pretty sure Dawson and I are scarred for life after that. I think we both had nightmares.
On Friday morning - Scott and his dad went hunting while his mom and I went shopping. We ate lunch and came home and watched the hogs beat the #1 LSU tigers!!!! I still haven't recovered from that win. It was just unbelievable. I wish I could have been in Baton Rouge. After the game, we met some more of Scott's relatives for fried catfish. YUM!

Scott's dad and his dad's brother have a family farm and his dad has been raising chickens for over 40 years but he is raising his very last batch of chickens so Scott went with him to photograph him in the chicken house with his last bunch of chickens.
Yesterday we went and ate some really good BBQ and then Scott's mom and I napped and watched movies while Scott and his dad went back to the deer camp. Then we ate some good soup and pie for dinner and watched more football.

Deer hunting, Catfish, BBQ, football, and pie..........I would say that's a very southern thanksgiving!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Southern Thanksgiving sounds like Heaven to me. I bet Dawson had a lot of fun too. The countdown to Christmas begins. One month from today1! Are you dreading going back to work as much as I am? Ugh!

Fran said...

Yes ma'am! A very southern Thanksgiving you had! It sounded AWESOME!! And our Hogs were unbelievable weren't they?!! Just tooooooo much for one mind and body to take!!

Glad all is good and Thanksgiving was wonderful!
Hugs~
Fran

Hillary said...

Kelly!!! I'm glad you are back! I missed you! :)

Katie said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time...gotta love naps during the day!!!

Jessica said...

That pic of Dawson and the deer in unbelievable!! A very Southern Thanksgiving indeed! : )

Megan said...

I love your pictures and the details of what you ate! It's almost 10pm and I'm hungry after reading your post!!

The Garners said...

1) I'm jealous that you got to take so many naps! 2) I LOVE the pic of you guys in camo--something I thought I'd never see! :) 3) I laughed about the skinning of the deer outside the door--I wouldn't want to see that either 4) That's a sweet picture of S's dad with one of his last chickens...that was sweet of S to go take his picture. 5) If y'all have a little boy he is going to LOVE hanging out at this farm and doing all the outdoor stuff! R would have fun there!

mer said...

I'm curious if you went to The Rails or to The Ole Feed House for your catfish dinner. We loved both of those places!

Glad you're home and had a fun Thanksgiving.

I thought of you when the Hogs won. You know I like Houston Nutt (his only fan, I'm sure) so I was thankful that if he leaves, he at least leaves with a BIG win under his belt!

On the Eastern Journey said...

I luv this post. It made me feel like I was home for Thanksgiving. My home is in Crossett - not too far from Magnolia.

RachelM said...

What a fun Thanksgiving! My parents also live in LA (Lower Arkansa) so it all sounds very familiar...

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving- especially the naps:-)

I grew up in a family of hunters, and so it wasn't until I was a married adult that I realized it might not be the norm to have a dead deer hanging outside the kitchen window during dinner! I'm with you- it still grosses me out!

Tiffani said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I loved all the pictures. I'm catching up on all my blog reading since I have been away from a computer so I just read a lot of posts from you! I can't wait to see all your Christmas decorations! We bought our tree last night & it was so much fun! Also, I kept seeing updates on the Arkansas game & I was thinking you would be very excited!! Happy Thanksgiving & let the countdown to Christmas begin!

Boy & Girl said...

Lovin' the camo jacket. I can't poke too much fun...hubs keeps trying to take me hunting.