Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome To The Holiday Season

A Turkey Day Wrap Up

Here we are. At the start of the holiday season. My mission is to enjoy it as much as possible. Not get to caught up in the hustle and bustle, unless it's the good kind. 

Today, a little reflection on Thanksgiving. 

Number one, there is ALWAYS much to be thankful for even in the midst of the challenges that life throws at you.

Number two, it's nice to take some time, sit back, relax and enjoy a good meal with family and friends.

As I mentioned, sister in law Kel always sets a lovely table. This year she had a crystally theme, with a sparkly branch centerpiece (which I think she nabbed from her and her mom's store Backyardbirdsandgardenfrills).

It was carried to the top of her hutch with pretty little churches and the sweetest lit up birch tree, and pine bows with crystal dew drops.

What would a celebration be without shrimpfest, a little chese, and nephew Pat's buffalo chicken dip? SO good.

Niece Maddie showing off her first sewing project. A sweet jumper for cousin Sophia, complete with zipper which really impressed Grammy Lambert.

Nephew Pat, now 'Uncle' Pat with his niece and our great niece Sophia- aka Tail Feather Shaker. She loves to dance!

Mom and Dad sitting down to dinner and getting ready for grace.

The whole gang (except niece Alaina who was taking the picture).

Don't ask me how the guys escaped the wrath of my Mother's hand knocking their hats off at the table. I know Gar had his on because he desperately needs a hair cut.  Joe, Gar and Mikey, you're forwarned for next year!

Uh oh, time for Pie-A-Thon 2011!

Gar won. Don't ask me how, but he had a piece of each. Of course, he could barely eat a thing the next day........these are the 'rewards' of being the pie-a-thon winner.

I just went for my own apple pie with a dollop of ice cream.  Thanksgiving Heaven.

Sophia practicing her high fives with Great Uncle Bill.

A good day had by one and all.

Sunset Meadows York, Maine Style

The sunset on Thanksgiving was just beautiful. Too boot, it reflected in the pond next to Bill and Kel's house. So pretty.

I think this one would make a lovely Christmas card.

Enjoy your Monday. Check back tomorrow for the start of our next giveaway.

Don't forget, use coupon code FF11BF25 for 25% off everything in our store through tomorrow, Tuesday 11/29/11!!


1 comment:

  1. I think that (other than the family) the pie is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I had chocolate cream, pumpkin pecan, and apple, all with Cool Whip. What could be better? Looks like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing!


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