Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
November 28th, 2008
Thanksgiving Fun


Ok, well, not that I’m complaining or anything, but Geoff the Great burnt the bar b qued turkey.  It was bad.  The bottom caught fire and then all the rancid smoke seeped all up into the meat.  So it *looked* lovely, but it was decidedly deplorable.


But the rest of the day was fun. 



Coie made all the desserts (two cheesecakes, two chocolate fudge puddings, two apple pies).  Well, almost all of them.  Emmiko made an incredible trifle using the gorgeous birthday gift she got from the gorgeous Mrs. Johnston.  That trifle was the only thing I liked besides the stuffing Gramma Sally made.




Here are me and Coie cooking and cleaning. Check out the matching head scarves.  



Very Pilgrimesque, I daresay.



And here? I have simply no idea what they’re doing






So what is this about, you ask?



Geoff the Great came in and said, “Close your eyes and open your mouth”.  I am NOT good at that.  He wouldn’t tell me what he was aiming towards my mouth and he was overly adamant that I obey.   It took about fifteen minutes of shrieking and blinking and such before I could do it.  Naturally, Ryann ran to get a camera



I was so worked up and overly stressed that I was unable to recognize it was chocolate malt ice cream.  He had to finally spell it out for me, and then I was delighted.  But right about when this picture was snapped I wanted to shove that ice cream spoon right into his eyeball socket. 


Anyways, after four hours of starving and longing and dreaming and waiting to eat our lovely lunch, Geoff brought in the burnt turkey.  We were all thrilled





Gramma Sally also thought it was magically delicious.



Notice Spiderman?  He’s literally been wearing that outfit for the last four days.


Hope your Thanksgiving was swell!  We really did have a tremendously lovely time.  I have about three things I’d like to say, but maybe I will save it for another post.


We are very blessed, indeed… burnt turkey and all.

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  1. on November 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Oh lands…that look on your face after Geoff’s surprise just cracks me up. I get that look from R. a lot. hahahaha

  2. Ali said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I always dreaded it when my dad would say..”open your mouth, and close your eyes, and I will give you a special surprise!” Those words came into my mind when I saw your pictures! Too funny.

    I am glad that your Thanksgiving was great, even though the turkey wasn’t. I am sure Geoff the Great’s turkey will make wonderful family history.

    God Bless!


  3. Emily said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Please don’t ever end a post with the words…”I have three more things to say.” I’m nosy that way. It’s irritating to wait for anything.

    I loved the picture of you and your girl with the head scarves. Very mennonite of you.

  4. on November 29th, 2008 at 4:52 am

    PS You’re Enchanting! Come pick up your AWARD. 🙂

    Hugs, Mel

  5. Moi said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Love all your posts, especially this one. You are so “real” and chuckle-a-fying!!! I love your anti-facade approach. Surely, many have been blessed by your blog as I am!

  6. jenig said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    You know, Emily, me and Coie thought the same thing. But we ended up deciding we looked more ghetto-ite. And for the record, I stole that look directly from Annemarie
    ( )

  7. Jul said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I wish I could see your pictures… but they just don’t come up. Any suggestions?

  8. jenig said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Yes Julie, I suggest you jump in the car and head over to my house. I can show them to you on my computer. Or I can make my family re create all the poses for you. Make sure you bring your kids. I MISS THEM!

  9. Liberty said,

    on November 29th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    You are hilarious!

  10. Liberty said,

    on November 30th, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

  11. Ruth said,

    on November 30th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. We did too! I put the Christmas survey on my blog. Check it out when you have a chance.

  12. on November 30th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Ok, while I would be freaked aaaaaaaallll the way out too about opening my mouth without the benefit of sight, your look seriously made me giggle.

    Nevertheless, that’s ALOT of trust to put in a person, hubby or not. You’re probably going to require therapy at some point for it.

  13. jenig said,

    on November 30th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    yes, Gail, and I think that ‘some point’ started about 15 years ago…

  14. Marsha said,

    on December 14th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    You have the mostest funnest family ever!!!

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