Our Thanksgiving Day went as planned and the kids had a great day (well, that WAS the plan, for the kids to have fun!) The first order of business was a trip to Krispy Kreme where we ended up with way too many donuts because I had a coupon. Plus I really, really wanted that Krispy Kreme ornament for my tree and I needed a newspaper, of course! After donuts, we popped our huge 20-pounder in the oven about 9:30am and then it was a cooking and cleaning frenzy after that. Our guests were due to arrive anytime after 1pm and the kids were very anxious so they decided to just camp out on the front walk and wait. We ate in the afternoon and no one was allowed to get up from the table until they were actually groaning or had to unbutton their pants. We had all the traditional dishes, so it was basically a plate full of starches topped off by pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and piles of whipped cream. Yum!