This Thanksgiving we tried something new with the turkey leaving it in a 200 degree oven after a 350 degree start. This gave us the freedom to venture out on Thanksgiving before our dinner time of 5pmish. The Rotary trail still had a lot of snow on it.
We marveled at the tracks we knew were made by our DIL Jamie as she pushed our grands for a 5k Turkey run that morning in their Bob stroller.
This is Bob the stroller.
Our 2021 Thanksgiving Table setting. My sister Lana folded the napkins to resemble a turkey.
A very blurry selfie to document who was at our table this year. We missed our Coast kids and our DIL Laura’s skills at taking selfies and photos in general…sigh. You were missed, Josh, Laura, Andrew and Katie. Looking forward to seeing you in person at Christmas!
We trust you all had a good Thanksgiving day.
This morning I’ve already packed away all our Thanksgiving decor and we are pulling down the Christmas bins! A Thanksgiving elf was in the kitchen this morning (early) and emptied the dishwasher of our Thanksgiving plates, etc., and that elf washed the remaining greasy platters and roasting pan and put everything away. Woohoo!
Hope you all have a good Black Friday.
14 thoughts on “A Relaxed Thanksgiving”
Looks like a lovely time together, in spite of missing some family members. Love all the smiles!
…we had the family here for Thanksgiving, but at the end I wouldn’t call it relaxing.
It’s nice to know such helpful elves!! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and yours, Ellen. Looking forward to the Christmas decor at your place. You always make your home look so beautiful and inviting.
What a beautiful table and happy family scene! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.
Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving. We ended up NOT making the turkey in the slow cooker but used one of those roasting bags. It turned out great – nice and moist.
Yes that elf shows up at my house too
That elf shows up at my house too
What a nice day you had! You set such a lovely table. All of our family was out of town this year so for the first time in many a season we went to a dear friend’s for a wonderful feast and no dishes to wake up to! And now we look forward to the blessings of the Advent season.
Wow, look at all the snow. So pretty. I am glad you all had a wonderful family Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend!
I am grateful for your inspiring posts, full of faith and joy. Thank you for such encouragement.
Maristella, So thankful for you and your encouragement!
I love the cross in the family photo!
Sandi, good eye. That was a gift from a friend.
Look like you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving Day! Kudos to Jamie for running the Turkey Trot! I know that it’s hard when loved ones are missing around the table. It’s good that you have plans to see those at Christmastime. (Same here!)