Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pajama Party ...

     Normally Thanksgiving is such a big to do around here, all the cleaning and prepping and cooking for dozens of guests. This year we brought it back to the basics (well sort of). Only 6 of us here. My niece Brittney came home from college, my Sister, my Brother in Law, Mom, Dad and Me.

               

     Mom set the table in it's most festive fall attire, a far cry from the simple table my grand mother set 40 years ago.

               

    This year the table was the only thing fussy (besides the food), the goal was to celebrate simplicity and not to over do.

     So ... we decided on a sleep over, a pajama party if you will. We really like "pajama parties" I've posted photos before, like this one. 

               

      On Wednesday night we all just hung out together, fixed a quick amazing meal grilled fillet minion incrusted with blue cheese and steamed snow crab legs (actually more worthy of giving thanks for than the bird and fixings to follow).

     After dinner, we settled down for the viewing of the old 8mm family film we had transferred to DVD after it's 40 year stay in the garage.

     It was fun to watch the old movies, I highly recommend this to anyone with rolls and rolls of family history on film just laying around. Back then there was no excuse needed, celebrating in our pajamas was common place. 

         

     On Thursday we watched the wet Parade with low flying floats and we all pitched in to cook our family Thanksgiving favorites, we didn't even get dressed (or shower) until after dinner. It's possible we may have carried the laid back and relaxed thing a little to far                  

     Obviously the dress code did not make for many special photo opps and the ones I did take were not very flattering so ... I guess I won't post.

               

      I do want to say however ... that one person (who shall remain nameless) had on flannels with Lobster Santas, Shrimp, Sea Horses and Crabs (it wasn't me). Admittedly I was a wee bit jealous so ... I'm starting my search now for the perfect pair for Christmas. Thinking seriously about these pink flamingos ... not really sure yet!

           

     Sooooo many PJ's to choose from!

     Whether simple or elaborate ... I hope you had plenty to be thankful for like we did this Thanksgiving.

                                                  

20 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Sounds like you had a great time ~ loved the PJ's all very pretty ~ and I loved the old pictures and the simple dinner table from 40 years ago ~ Your table this year looked lovely ~ Ally

astaryth said...

Now THAT'S the way to celebrate a holiday!! I love the idea of a pj party.... Looks like a good time (and plenty of food) was had by all.
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krobbie67 said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving!! I'm not much of a pajama wearer but both those sets make me wish that I were. :-)

mariebm56 said...

Now  that sounds like a relaxing , but , fun Thanksgiving....my kinda day!
Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Coy!
Marie

psychfun said...

Where did you get the 8mm transferred to DVD? I would like to do this for my folks but I'm afraid someone will ruin them.

coy1234787 said...

Did not even worry about the film getting ruined. The guy had the right equiptment and the film had not been viewed since our projector stopped working 30 years or so ago. Did consider looking on E Bay to try and find a projector but this actually worked out much better.
                               *** Coy ***

montaukny said...

Hi Coy!  I know...I know......super long time from me without any comments!  Just couldn't resist on this one.........it sounds like sooooo much fun & a really relaxing/comfortable way to spend Thanksgiving!!!  Love it!  The "Lobster-Santa" pajamas are adorable (whoever had them) & I would get a pair of the pink flamingo ones for myself...heeheehee......

Hope all is well with you!

~Aunt Nub~

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ryanagi said...

I'm a big fan of PJs for special occasions. LOL!  One year I got us all matching PJs from the Disney store to wear on Christmas morning. It was so much fun! I've been looking for new jammies that match ever since.

suzypwr said...

I want those Lobster Santa jammies!!! Where are they from, do you know?

xoxo

memes121 said...

A new journal is here!
It is my gift to J-land.
Come and celebrate with me and spread the word! Also my friend Krissy has one too! Put hers on alert! Let's all have a Merry Christmas! Tammy
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alphawoman1 said...

Happy T-Day....a little late!

boiseladie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and holiday weekend.  I love that you have pajama parties!  How fun!
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nanmm11 said...

Creativity seems to run throughout your family!! Sounds like so much fun!!

nanmm11 said...

Creativity seems to run throughout your family!! Sounds like so much fun!!

luvmort said...

That looked like fun but, whoever designed the Santa-lobster pjs needs to stay off the drugs!

hestiahomeschool said...

Awww, it looks so much fun...and that table!  Are those really to eat in the first picture?

hestiahomeschool said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year!
love, Kas

txsguinan said...

Happy New Year, Coy!   :)

Blog-jogging by to see how you were and what new projects you might be working on.  No posts since Thanksgiving?  I hope that just means you're busy, working on something creative and exciting...

vickicarmon said...

Has anyone heard from her?  I've been checking back and am kinda worried since there are no new posts.  My email is vickicarmon@yahoo.com if anyone knows anything....  I really enjoy reading her blog and seeing all the colorful pictures!  

hestiahomeschool said...

are you okay?