Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Day-2015

We got back from Grandpa E's house late Monday night.  It had been a wonderful trip, but it sure was nice to be home. We didn't do much at all Tuesday except clean the house, rest, relax, and watch movies. Wednesday we woke up and my mini-me made us a To Do list for the day. We were hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year so we had a lot to do before turkey day. 

We ran errands around town, came home, and decided to take Barkley for a bike ride. While we were riding around our neighborhood I spotted some pinecones and thought of a craft Eli and I could do for our Thanksgiving table. We didn't have a bag or anything so we made great use of our hoodies :) We each took turns loading pinecones into the other's hoodie. We looked silly riding down the street with pinecones stuffed in our hoods, but they all made it back to our house safe and sound!

Our craft was super easy to make! We used different scrapbook paper that I just had leftover from other projects and used that to make the feathers. Eli cut out the beaks and the snood from some construction paper. I also found a pack of unopened googly eyes I had never used. Then I hot glued everything onto the pinecone to make it look like a turkey. Eli wrote everyone's name on a card and we glued that to the pinecone as well. In about 30 minutes, we had personalized turkey place cards for our Thanksgiving table. I thought they were the cutest turkeys ever!

Josh and I have been married for 14 years and in that time we have NEVER used our fine china that we received as wedding gifts. I decided that I was going to use it for our Thanksgiving dinner and had such fun setting the table with our beautiful china. It really made the day extra special :)

Our family arrived bearing lots of food. It was so much yummy goodness! I wish I had taken a picture of our entire feast because there was so much. Our garden produced such an abundant harvest this year and we were able to use lots of our vegetables for casseroles and side dishes for our Thanksgiving meal. We were all so very thankful for God's blessings this day! 

Zue-Zue and Finley

A lot of Josh's cousins couldn't come to Thanksgiving lunch but they stopped by later that afternoon for coffee and dessert. Oh, the desserts! We had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, caramel apple pie, cake, and much more. Everything was so good! We had a great time visiting and catching up with all of Josh's side of the family. I love it when we all get together. 

Jordan, Josh, Jessie

Eli and Grant (Jessie's son) had the BEST time together. They're 18 months apart and they play so well together. I wish Jessie, Will, and Grant lived closer because these two would play together every single day. Eli really missed Grant when he had to go back home. 

Will, Jim, Josh

Reggie and Grace Ann

Jessie and Will

Mamaw and Grant

Once again I found myself surrounded by a multitude of blessings on Thanksgiving Day. I was overwhelmed with God's grace and so thankful for each and every blessing in my life. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am so glad I was able to spend it with the ones I love! I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love as well!

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