Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday...
it's just one that never disappoints.
And this year was no exception!
After three days of baking and cooking, we had a feast.
There were 13 around our table this year...4 generations!
I will attest to the fact that roasted Cinderella pumpkins are superb for baking projects,
as ours became pumpkin pie, whoopee pies, and pumpkin spice donuts.
Mmmmm - mmmm!
We brined and smoked a turkey this year...
it was out best turkey ever!
With that we had stuffing and lots of veggie side dishes.
I made these little burlap pockets for our silverware.
Sixty degree weather brought us outdoors for an after dinner walk.
We headed out for a family portrait on the pirate ship...
|From left to right.... Muppy, Grammie, Ryan, 5 yr. old Tyler, his Mommy- Jenn and Daddy- Bryan, Baby Mackenzie,|
her Mommy- Ashley and her Daddy- Andy, and the newlyweds Tim and Amanda.
We stopped to visit with Ginger and MaryAnn...
And then spent some time playing in Hubbs' home-made batting cage in the indoor arena.
We tried to get some holiday photos and learned that this is an activity for earlier in the day
when cooperation is at a peak.
But still, it's always nice to catch a photo of these two together!
Rare to be caught in photos is Ryan, Amanda's twin.
He lives in North Carolina and usually only makes it home a few times a year.
It was his first time to meet Mackenzie.
He and Tyler spent a little quality time playing a dinosaur video game together.
Scenes like that just melt my heart!
Thanksgiving is now just a warm and wonderful memory,
and we are back to the ebb and flow of daily life on the farm.
We always feel a touch of nostalgia when a holiday is over...
but I have to say, having all of our critters to care for makes that nostalgia short-lived!
To all my wonderful family...
thank you for making my day perfect.
Just spending it with all of you makes it the best ever!
I don't know about you, but I am having a hard time believing that tomorrow is the first of December!
Thanksgiving is really the most wonderful holiday . . .
Warmth, love, family, true, thankfulness . . .
oh and I luv the little burlap pockets w/the stamped oak leaf on them.
miss ya my dear friend.