Jared googled "how to carve a turkey" and it went well. Incidentally, I googled everything I wasn't sure how to do and called my sister in law Kim who was SO helpful.
In the midst of getting everything together my sweet children came to me and were so proud that they had dressed themselves. One thing I have learned in my almost 5 years of parenting is you have to let some things go. So they donned sponge bob shirts and too big sweats and mismatched socks. It didn't make for a family portrait but it did provide my favorite pictures from thanksgiving. These kids crack me up.
Jared had to remove the boys from the table once and talk to them but other than that the kids table did well and it was fun to hear them giggle together.
My first big holiday is over and now we move onto Christmas Eve. :)