Friday, November 28, 2014


Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone.  This one was a doozy with 24 people, 3 dogs, 2 turkeys (one in the BBQ which didn't quite finish on time, one in the oven), and a milestone 60th birthday (the husband).
It started out foggy, followed by a bright autumn sun that we enjoyed for a few hours on the back porch.  Then just before dinner, it dipped behind the trees bringing in the chilly air and forcing everyone inside.
There was champagne punch, twinkle lights in the trees, children squealing as they were being tickled, a quilt signing, candles flickering inside and out, football on the television in the den, and old Christmas movies in the living room. There was picture taking, dogs in the pool, wooden train tracks on the floor, and everyone hovering near the kitchen as the turkey was being carved.
Yes it was very noisy.  And crazy and cozy and silly and filled to bursting with the love of a family I am so very lucky to be a part of.
 The day after, there is always more cleaning up to be finished, naps to be taken, leftover pie to be eaten, and crochet to help bring me down from the whirlwind that surrounds this holiday.
 I have moments when I'm thankful it only comes once a year.  But I am always thankful that it comes every year.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the look of that quilt too!

  2. Happy belated Thanksgiving. The first pic is so pretty! Glad you had fun family time

  3. It sounds like the most wonderful time with your family. It is a lot of work but it is worth it. Love the family quilt and of course your crochet.

  4. Your house looks so pretty with all the fall and Thanksgiving things. Sounds like you had a big bunch of people. That is always fun. What are you making with all that yarny yumminess?

  5. Your Thanksgiving sounds quite delightful. Ooooh...I love the idea of old Christmas movies in the in the living room! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

  6. Lovely. And what lovely photos to remember by...

  7. This is beautiful. Happy holiday, and happy bday to your husband! (Mmm, I see you also like the Gnarly Head...yummmmm) :)


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