…and continues through November!
Dan and Jamie (upper right) drove from Eastern Washington to spend an early Thanksgiving with us. They arrived late on Friday night and we were thankful for their safe journeys. Saturday morning Dear and I met Jamie in our kitchen and knew that we liked her easy spirit. My sister Lana and her husband Steve joined us for our early Thanksgiving meal. They had just returned from the Dominican Republic where they were able to minister to the poorest of the poor. They shared their experience and we were thankful for their trip and life changing experience. We stood around the table joining our hands and Dear expressed our gratitude to God for all he has given us relationally and materially. Filled to the gills we cleaned up and Dear and I headed to bed while the rest enjoyed games around the table laughing heartily into the night. God is good to us and we are forever thankful to Him.
For those who are curious about such things, our Thanksgiving meal was very traditional. Turkey, stuffing, yams (with brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows), mashed potatoes, gravy, and rolls. Being concerned about our lack of green on our plates my sister Lana contributed a lovely green soup which consisted of pureed sauteed in onion spinach, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, and jalapeno. It was delicious and we were happy that the green requirement was met. Pumpkin and Razzleberry pie with whipped cream for dessert and some lovely beverages all along the way…
11 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Comes Early…”
Great family times! Nothing better!
What happy smiles and grins! A sweet family gathering for sure. Are you going to do it all over again on a smaller scale?
It = Thanksgiving that is…
Vee, On Thanksgiving day all I have to contribute is a yam dish to the meal at our friend’s home…
So it will be on a very small scale.
Such happy faces around your table are the very best things to give thanks for. Besides that, your table is lovely, and the menu sounds delicious – so glad the green requirement was met!
So many good things to be thankful for over here! You always make your table special! I’m smiling about the green requirement…and how it was met.
I love those smiles!
Of course… Thanksgiving should not be just one day. 😉
Rejoicing you could all be together. That soup sounds wonderful. I might have to go googling to see if I find a recipe. I’m kind of addicted to anything with jalapeno’s anymore.
And I love your tablescape….beautiful.
Special family time at Thanksgiving! I also must add it’s good to see those smiling faces!