The “First” Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the Good ole U.S.A.! Gobble Gobble!

When your family grows and then grows up getting together for Thanksgiving can get complicated. We choose to be flexible and we’ll cook a turkey whenever the time is right for our loved ones to get together. We had our first Thanksgiving gathering with the traditional turkey meal on Saturday the 22nd of November. There were eight of us for our meal.

My sister Lana made these delicious individual pecan pies for our gathering.

Katie and Andrew were not able to celebrate with us on this day but we’ll celebrate with them at our “second” Thanksgiving.

My sister Lana and her husband Steve.

In between our meal and dessert we got into two cars and headed to Everett, Washington to see Katie at her first craft show selling her Chainmaille Jewelery handmade in the Pacific Northwest. She sells from her Simple Complication Etsy shop, too. It was a unique show called OddMall. It was fun to see Katie in action and to find out she was making lots of sales.

We came back home and enjoyed the individual pecan pies that Lana made and then there was a fun game of Sequence.

We will be celebrating our “second” Thanksgiving at the home of some dear friends on Thursday. I will be contributing the Yams. Are you cooking a turkey this Thursday?

Since this Timely Post has Tons of T’s in it like Thanks, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Thursday, Trade Shows, and Tradtional, I’ll be linking up with ABC Wednesday on Tuesday for T is for…Thanksgiving! Thanks to the awesome TEAM for hosting!

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.

24 thoughts on “The “First” Thanksgiving

  1. The first TG at your home looks absolutely lovely. We are not cooking — will be at our daughter and sil’s where we’ve already had our ‘first’ one because our oldest GS and his wife will be with her family on Thursday. The rest of us and some others who weren’t there the first time will celebrate Thursday ; then the day after that we’ll be on a plane to Colorado and then home to Florida. busy week around here getting things closed up. Have a wonderful second celebration!!!

  2. Your Thanksgiving table looks marvelous! These family photos are very nice…you look beautiful and content with most of your family gathered around. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week! (Yes, it’s not the “big” year, but I will be making dinner and hope to make it special.)

  3. Flexibility is key, isn’t it? So glad you were able to gather with those who could…and then you still have another celebration to look forward to!

    Yes, I am cooking a (big!) turkey, but not much else. There are so many people at our Thanksgiving dinner and so many who love to cook that there is not much left to do…I am trying to convince myself that that is not a problem. πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, that’s such a pretty table you’ve set. And loved ones to share it along with beautiful food — much to be thankful for! I love it, too, that you can flex with everyone’s schedule so you can gather and be thankful together.

  5. You always set a beautiful table. Is that a corn casserole I see? I’ve been looking for a good recipe. Enjoy all your turkey dinners, sounds like you may have more than one. Blessings.

  6. Wonderful family photos! I’m not sure I could handle two Thanksgiving dinners, though. LOL This year we will be at our daughter’s home. Nice to have it somewhere else for a change, although it’s easier for me because I don’t have two little children! Have a wonderful time on Thursday too.

  7. Everything looks so so pretty….you have an adorable family…I know ya’ll had a great time and will get to have another good time with the rest of your family.
    Hugs and best Thanksgiving wishes

  8. That’s a great idea to do Thanksgiving when you feel like it. – Our family doesn’t all gather for this holiday so it’s just the immediate family for the meal. Which is okay because when we all get together it can be noisy. -Those little Pecan Pies look so yummy.

  9. Happy looking group. Love the idea of individual pecan pies. I’m looking forward to my Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. All I have to do is contribute Toll House chocolate chip brownies.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Last year I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving twice (it is in October) while visiting family in Calgary – one dinner at my parents and another the next day at one of my brothers – it was wonderful.

    I am Mexico City for Thanksgiving this year so I will have some tacos or tamales instead of turkey!

  11. Beautiful, Ellen…the table, the food and the smiling faces gathered over there! I need to visit Katie’s on-line ‘booth’. πŸ™‚

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