You guys, I missed you yesterday. It seemed time was gone in an instant. Working and cooking and cooking and working and wrangling all these wild Kelley children. Gone in a flash. The kids were all out of school today and there was much to be done again.
So who all is excited for Thanksgiving? Truthfully, it’s not my most favorite of holidays, but I do love any holiday where Josh Kelley is off work and we get to eat yummy food. And hey, this guy below is pumped for Thanksgiving. He’s decided to go as an Indian. He chose the name Hudson Swinging Monkey…and rightly so.
In other news, Harper set up a barber shop this week. It went smashingly well.
This was inspired by our trip to the barber shop this past weekend. Harper, Sol and I went to go get Sol’s hair cut and afterwards we walked down to the donut shop just 2 shops down. It was around 3 o’clock and the owner insisted on us taking every last donut she had for the price of 1 dozen. Her exact words, “You’re going to take all these donuts because I’m tired and want to go home.” I tried to tell her we didn’t need 4 dozen donuts, but she pressed on that if we wanted any donuts at all we had to take them all. It was quite hilarious. So 1 haircut, $9 and 4 dozen donuts later we were home sharing donuts. It was kind of like manna from Heaven because this was our refrigerator.
In preparation for thanksgiving I did some serious baking. Our small group prepared a thanksgiving meal for 100 people. I was in charge of dessert. I went with Bunny’s Cake because it’s freakin’ fantastic.
Then I made my first ever chess pies…my maw-maw’s recipe and clearly something went terribly wrong because when I cut into one it was all liquid. This was obviously a cooking time conundrum.
I called my Aunt Linda to try and figure out what to do. I followed her instructions…and beyond…I cooked the crap out of those pies and they’re still liquidy. I cussed. I love chess pie. Now I have this cheesecake in the oven to try and salvage my dessert responsibilities. Think I’m going to put the chess pies in the freezer and still take them tomorrow…maybe just give people a warning.
I’ve also been working like crazy trying to get orders completed and shipped out asap. I love my job. I really and truly do. I’m totally thankful to have a job I enjoy. So appreciative of all my customers. You’re awesome.
This was way fun, but a customer said I could pick her fabrics and verses. Free reign = therapeutic.
And I’ll end this all-over-the-place post with this amazingness. Sweet Cheyenne of Shots by Cheyenne took our pictures this afternoon and well, she’s a saint. Just a saint. She puts up with our circus wildness and brought me a peanut butter pie which I stuffed in my face after dinner and then she turns around and posts this little preview which in turn just makes me want to kiss her face off. Cheyenne…you’re just amazing. Thank you!
I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving. I’m crazy thankful for all of you. And I think I’ve decided to try and re-re-cook the chess pies again. Oh my goodness…these are going to be the worse chess pies everrrrrrrrr!