Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Gratitude

To me, Thanksgiving is the most perfect of all holidays...
with no purpose but to be grateful for the lives that we live

As with every year, we celebrate with our family on Black Friday.
With grown children who have other families to be with,
we have made the day after Thanksgiving our traditional get-together.

And since everyone else feasted on turkey the day before,
we opted for an Italian dinner 
complete with wine that we purchased while in Italy this past autumn.

I made most of the food the day before,
allowing me a day to visit with family and play with these two....

We visited and played and ate together... 
the four generations who make up this family of mine...
all of the people that I love most in this world.

We stopped by Dr. Becky's so that Mackenzie could meet Daisy.

Dear, sweet Daisy...

who is quite photogenic!

After eating, we hiked in the woods to make room for dessert.

After a little rest at the campsite,

we hiked back home again.

Saturday was our annual trip to cut down our Christmas trees.
We have a favorite local Christmas tree farm that we visit on the first Saturday after 
Thanksgiving each year.
It's tradition for us and friends as well...

making the day even more fun and festive as we search for trees alongside friends.

Hubbs, Amanda and her hubby Tim survey our trees...
three for us and one for them.

Sunday began the Christmas decorating...
I'll have lots to share as the week progresses.


  1. Looks like a great time was had by all! Everything is always so well planned you ever get frazzled!?!?

  2. What wonderful traditions you have created.
    I am thankful for your blog. You've given me many moments of happiness through your photos and writing.
    Continued blessings...

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Your granddaughter is getting so big - and cute as a bug! Looking forward to seeing your house decorated!

  4. That 1st picture is too darling!

  5. Look at those little ponytails! So cute!

  6. omg...mackenzie's boots!!! what a perfect holiday. i don't even have my tree yet! i am soooo behind!

  7. Love all your family pictures and news. Your blog is always so interesting Bev. I look forward to it every day! Thanks so much.


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