The first time these colorful turkeys made their appearance on the Sassy Mouth blog was in this 2012 post. This year we went much earlier in the season, just a week after the normally white turkeys got their colorful makeover. The saturation in the colors was amazing earlier in the season, and all the gobble gobblers looked extra perky.
“Gozzi”s Turkey Farm has been a family run business for 73 years this year!
Bill Gozzi III is the third generation to keep the tradition of the fresh turkey”
- from their about section of Gozzi’s Facebook page
The colorful turkeys attract hundreds of visitors leading up to Thanksgiving. I am not sure if these guys get sold and cooked…but I bet since they are so full of so much love from all of their visitors that they taste extra delicious…hahahaha I’m sorry, I am crazy. <3
They could use a little glitter.
My Sassy Momma and Sassy Nieces came along for the ride. Sassy Niece 1 was having major tude and didn’t want to take pictures…until I asked her if she wanted to hair flip…which she really, really did…haha. Then an unexpected car hood photo opp sparked some major awesome posing skills. Love.
Team Sassy Mouth has photographed Operation Shower at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT since 2012 (check out blogs from 2012, 2013, 2014) and as you may have guessed, by now we are totally bonded. I love Amy Belle and her whole team, the showers they put on to honor Military Mom’s and Mom’s to Be are just beautiful, they shower them with gifts from start to finish, it is a beautiful event to be asked to document. SO when they asked me to come with them to New Jersey, right across the water from Manhattan (beautiful view of the city skyline, and the Freedom Tower that Mr. Sassy captured are in this blog!) to photograph Operation Shower – Baby Liberty at Battello Restaurant, I was for sure in for a road trip. The event, sponsored by Babies “R” Us and Kardashian Kids was filled with beatiful Momma’s, husbands, babies, all with smiles on their faces the entire luncheon.
Operation Shower began in March 2007, when LeAnn Morrissey, looking for a way to give back to her uncle who was deployed overseas, was asked to send a card to 4 women who were expecting babies while their spouses were deployed. LeAnn decided to try to do much more for these families. She set out with family and friends to send a “shower in a box” to the four military families who were expecting babies while the husband was deployed. The overwhelming support she received putting these boxes together and the messages of thanks she received from these moms left her with little doubt that this was something worth doing — over and over again! She joined with Kris Jackson, to hold the first unit-wide shower at Ft. Bragg, NC in June 2007. From that point forward, they made it official and Operation Shower was born!
As of October 2010, the Operation Shower team has, through the generous donations of individuals and corporations and through volunteer-power, showered over 400 women. We have held 12 unit-wide showers on military bases across the country for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard. Operation Shower feels blessed and honored to be able to join with these women for a special celebration during what is otherwise an often stressful time. The showers provide wonderful items for the new babies and moms, and help bring the women together to celebrate with others in the same situation.
Operation Shower was founded specifically because we know that moms in a military family who hold it all together at home — moms who go through a pregnancy without their spouse by their side, deployed to a another part of the world, proudly serving our country, but wishing they could do more for those at home — these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and of course, they deserve a party!
It was our pleasure being there! So nice to hang with you all! See the full gallery on Operation Showers FB Page.