Because we ARE the Griswolds

HEEEEEYYYYY!!!! Welcome to the Griswold Family Thanksgiving!

The turkey is stuffed and in the oven. Lemon cakes are prepped and waiting to be iced. Green Bean Casserole is in the crock pot and there is a dessert in the fridge that involves cut up Granny Smith Apples, frozen snickers chopped in pieces and two tubs of whipped cream.

We’re eating at 1:30 if you’d like to join us.

The house is clean and ready for 31 people to come destroy it, all in the name of family and love, of course. And I? I’m on my seccond cup of coffee.

I fell into bed just before midnight last night only to be awoken at 1:30 by the shrillest, loudest brain melting screech you’ve ever heard. I leapt out of bed with a shriek and all sorts of havoc and confusion ensued.

Me: WHAT DO WE DO?!

Lee: BEAVERS AND DUCKS!

Me: AY YI YI YI YIIIIIIII!!!! (karate chopping the air)

Lee: WHAT IS IT?!

Then it stopped and we wandered the house trying to figure out what just happened. When I went back to our room, the smoke alarm was chirping. The battery needed to be replaced and apparently there was some sort of malfunction? But hey – good to know if there’s ever a fire in the house the smoke alarms give sufficient warning.

Lawdy.

We removed the smoke alarm from the wall and disconnected it.

It still chirped.

We took the dead battery out.

It still chirped.

This is the part where I went all Phoebe Buffey and yelled, “WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH ME?!”

I finally found a new battery and we got it taken care of. We crawled back in bed at 2:00, as did our terrified dog who had buried herself under our covers at the base of the bed.

At 3:00, a certain girl child came and crawled in bed with us.

At 6:30 I dragged myself out of bed.

Today what am I thankful for? I am thankful for coffee. And family because they won’t care if I have bags under my eyes or if I start mumbling incoherently around 3:00 this afternoon. They will love me no matter what…and will probably get a kick out of laughing at my jumbled brain.

Here is a video the kids and I made the other night. I wasn’t going to share it with you because I look a hot mess in it. But I decided to keep it real and show you anyway because while I look a bit frightening, the kids are cute and they make up for it.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Comments

  1. Beavers and ducks? BAHAHAHAAAAAA! Reminds me of the episode of Phineas and Ferb where Stacy falls asleep in a lecture and when they wake her up she says, “Huh? Not my ferret!”

    • Hehehe…. You should have seen us. It took us a solid five minutes just to figure out what the heck made that awful noise. Horrible, horrible…

  2. You kids are just adorable!!! (And you look quite lovely, too!)

  3. Ah ha ha ha ha ha hahaaaaa!!!! You should probably get those smoke detectors looked at by someone. :) . They are evil. Evil.

  4. Omigosh! Snickers, apples and whip cream….We bring that to EVERY potluck we go to…people think we’re nuts and then they try it! We call it snicker apple SALAD…hey! Its got apples in it!!! But I’m glad to see the southeast contingent enjoys it just as much as we do in the northwest! Yummmm