Thanksgiving Is…

…a time to gather family and friends around the table.


Thanksgiving at our house is a very traditional meal with few changes if any. We stuff the turkey because we enjoy the taste of the stuffing that cooks in the bird. We include mashed potatoes to go with the gravy. One thing that would cause an uprising around here is if I left out the the candied yams smothered with marshmallows that get browned in the oven. Cranberry sauce is good for color. This year I added some steamed green beans stir fried with onions and bacon. Dessert always must include a few pies like pumpkin, pecan and a fruit pie. Truth be told I don’t bake pies, gasp! My dear friend Beth volunteered to bring the pies after I asked her to and they were really good! Thanks Beth.


We celebrated early this year since our kids were all available on this Sunday.


We take time to thank God for loving family and good friends and all His goodness to us. What a blessing to sit around the table with loved ones and enjoy good food together.


The girls…


The guys…


Dan’s friend Jamie since 2nd grade with his sweet family.



Jamie’s parents, Dave and Beth with Dan. Good friends since Dan and Jamie became friends in elementary school.


We tried a fall champagne punch.


The sugared rim was fun.

At the end of the festivities we loaded up on the couch to watch the Major League Soccer semi-final between L.A. Galaxy and Dallas.


Can you count all the pairs of feet?

I’ll post more photos of the table for Tablescape Thursday.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Is…

  1. Ellen… I just realized that I mistook your daughter for a girlfriend in a prevoius post.. So sorry! My comment must have been confusing when I said something about too bad your whole family can’t be together.
    I love your dinner plates!!

  2. Your early Thanksgiving looks perfect..and right down to the pies! Of course the dishes are especially fitting for this holiday. That is the set we ate off of when I was a child. I still have a couple of the plates and wouldn’t trade them for anything. The table is beautiful..can’t wait to see more!
    There is much to be grateful for! Let the holidays begin!!

  3. Isn’t it great to have all your “kids” around the table? I’m so glad that you had your complete family, except Andrew 😦 Everything looked wonderful – the food too!

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