Celebrating Thanksgiving

by | Nov 30, 2013 | Thanksgiving | 7 comments

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!  We were blessed to have friends (Rose’s Godparents and their 6 children) stay for the past two nights. My parents and some of my brothers also joined us for dessert and a game of Apples to Apples after dinner… It was so much fun!  I stayed pretty busy in the kitchen most of the day, but I still managed to take a few pictures.  ðŸ™‚ 
.: Decorating Cookies :. 
“Thanksgiving” Pumpkin Cookies  (leftover from our All Saints Party) 
.: “Turkey” Appetizers :.

.: Fun with Family & Friends :. 

Our sweet goddaughter, playing board games, and naps before dinner… So cute! 
.: Thanksgiving Feast :. 

And one of my favorite surprises? The last minute “Thankful Tree” Captain was outside making early Thanksgiving morning!   Oh!! And finding out that we have another niece or nephew on the way! 

O God, Thy mercies are without number, and the treasure of Thy goodness is infinite: we offer thanks to Thy most gracious of Thee, Thou wilt never forsake those who pray but prepare for the reward to come. 


  1. Kari

    Your family and home always look so beautiful and welcoming!

  2. 9peasMom

    Looks like such a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. KJ@letsgoflyakite

    Beautiful celebration. Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family!

  4. theresa EH

    Those oreo "turkey" cookies are the CUTEST!!! I think St Nicholas needs to bring your hubby an electric carving knife for Christmas 😉

  5. Christine

    Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful as always.

  6. Anonymous

    I haven't been able to keep up with blogging as much over about the past month but now that I am back, oh my goodness! Your 2 youngest sweethearts are bgetting so BIG! Especially that Bud! And I've only been away for a few weeks…lol. beautiful post as always. Your posts about family life are always my favorite! 🙂 happy thanksgiving and thank you for being such an inspiration and for keeping this blog. You are admired by many … myself included. 🙂 and we are so grateful to you and for you. 🙂 May God bless you always.

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