Saturday, November 24, 2007

Week at Home! - Yea...

So what did I do with a week home...

Last Friday after catching up on work from being gone - I went home early and cooked up a great batch of Fried Rice for the Family.

Saturday we had Dad over to watch BYU beat the Cowboys of Wyoming - Dad had thought to drive over with me early Saturday morning. It wouldn't have been nearly as cold as the last time we did that... this time it ended at 35-10 Cougars.Sunday had dinner at Janet's for the birthdays of Logan/Mary and Janet/Rich's anniversary.

M-W was just catching up on more work in the office.


Karrissa and Joe drove up and arrived home by 5:00pm or so with McKinley - she really likes the 'dog' 'dog' 'dog'... and Karrissa had asked for Mongolian Beef - so I did all the prep and cooked that for the entire family. The chinese food turned out great - then we watch a 'scary' movie recommended by the boys - well, it was scary for Karrissa...Thursday was all spent in th preparation of the Thanksgiving day feast. I did the Turkey (12-hour honey-brine soak followed by an apple/onion/sage aromatics) - next year I'll start this a bit earlier. We were about 90 minutes later than planned because the Turkey took longer than expected to cook, and I made a mistake and didn't trust the oven's temperature probe. Note to self... next year leave 5 hours for cook time. Well the family had fun playing Sing Star Pop on the PS2 while we waited.Also did the stuffing with sausage, walnuts, etc. (Grandma's recipe) and the mashed potatoes and gravy. In all, a great meal. Yes - others helped with the vegtables, deserts, rolls, etc. It was nice to have a bunch of folks, family and friends, over to share this meal and some games with us. After dinner and while we were waiting for the movie, we played a new game Apples to Apples.That night we went to the movie "Dan in real life" - well, all but Jill who volunteered to stay home with McKinely. Though it was a movie Jill would have really enjoyed, I'm sure she also had fun playing with McKinely. Then back to the house for some more games. - Balderdash.

Friday was a half-work, half-lazy day - but had the family over for 'leftovers' and the kids begged for Chocolate shakes and we watch a very funny movie - I'd never even wanted to see it in the theaters, but it was pretty good.Then today I got to watch the BYU Cougars beat their in-state rivals University of Utah football game. 17-10 Cougars! Brent and the Lacrosse team will be down cleaning the stadium as a fund raiser for many hours.Then after the game ended and the family all returned from their various activities, we all went down to Macaroni Grill for a 'final dinner' before Karrissa and Joe head home tomorrow.
Next week I'm off to Dallas to teach a new Advanced Wireless Design class for AirMagnet - but only for three days.

I just reviewed this blog - it's like all we do as a family is eat, play games, and watch movies... oh, there is all that visiting and playing with McKinley in there as well. You know what... we like it this way - so there.

5 comments:

Gramps said...

Thanks for the update Keith. I'm glad that we were a part of your week and fun activities. A great BYU-Utah football game. Be safe and continue to do well in your work.

Nanajan said...

A great time was had by all - thanks for recording it!

Karrissa said...

Thanks for the fun weekend! We had such a great time and appreciate all the fun you provide us with. And yes, the movie was really scary.

Gram said...

Thanks for the post, Keith! As Janet said, "A fun time was had by all!". That turkey was the best I've ever tasted and it was worth waiting for. It is nice to know someone can carry on the tradition of the stuffing that I learned from my mother (and Sis. Hubbard in TX)Sis. Hubbard always used her own bread but I just find that Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing is a short cut that works well. I liked Disturbia and I love Dan in Real Life! It was fun to see McKinley and the others. Ayden and Sophie looked cute, too.

Laura H said...

Todd and I have watched Disturbia too. It was a little spooky but good movie.