Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving! It's good, happy family time with great food and lots of laughs, without the pressures and expense and materialism of Christmas. My maternal-side extended family gets together this one time each year; hopefully more than once, but this is the time that we can pretty much count on most of us showing up.

Here is my Round One through the dinner line. It wasn't my last, and I didn't even photograph the pies that were the crowning glory. My mom is the best pie maker in the world. I kid you not. I know other people say that about their moms or grandmas, but they are wrong.



Every year we have a "show and tell" on Thanksgiving Day, and it's a great way to catch up with everyone. All ages participate; it's amazing to hear the variety of things that we learn, experience, do, and achieve every year.






Here is my cousin and her son with a quilt she made for him (almost completed). They found the middle panel in Singapore where they lived for a while a few years ago, and later he helped design how to finish it off.







I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! (Or if you are a reader from another country where the American Thanksgiving is not one of your holidays, I hope you had a wonderful Thursday.) I'm so lucky to have a happy, healthy family to love and support me (and I them). There is nothing better!

5 comments:

Jill said...

I love food photos :)

BrendaLou said...

sounds like a good time was had by all! as it should be.

True Blue Nana said...

I am with you. Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday

goodnightgram said...

luv that you took a pic of ur Round One plate! Goodnight just didn't get it when I took a pic of my soup and posted it . . .

Megs said...

Hey! I know those people! I haven't seen Beth in a long time - she looks great! And I can't believe how old the kids are! Goodness!
Looks like a great day - I love the "show and tell" idea... Very cool.