Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Imagine my delight when I awoke on Thanksgiving and saw some snow on the ground. 

Not much, but still enough to get me EXCITED!

I'm naturally already excited on Thanksgiving, so it doesn't take much to put me over the edge.

I was up with a cup of coffee taking it all in...

Especially my beloved parade! I just love watching it!

But let's get to the really important stuff.....

My mom always sets a beautiful table.

And each of the girls gets an ornament, a tin of fudge, and this year some homemade chex mix! Yum!

My mom does most of the cooking, but Paul does the bird.

And he always does a fine job!

Before we finally sat down to eat, I forced the kids to take a picture, but thankfully for them it wasn't anything too staged.

But yes, back to the really important stuff...


I've said it a million times, favorite meal of the year.

But even one step above the food?

Okay, maybe more than one step above the food...

Just hanging with my favorites.

At first we all gather and wait to pounce...

And then after the feast, there is the lingering.

Is that what all families do? Linger in the afterglow of food?

But we better not linger too long!

There were some birthdays to celebrate!

My brother....

And yes, me.

Such a fantabulous way to spend Thanksgiving.

 I love this time of year, and I love my family.

Thankful for our crew that gathers round the table.


Susie said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving and Birthday celebration!!

Jami said...

Your mom's house looks like something out of a Christmas catalog. It's all so beautiful.