Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Another Thanksgiving - and so many things to be thankful for - - -

Family -- grandsons -- children -- friends -- health -- rain -- sunshine -- peace and quiet -- a new house to celebrate in -- good food - oh so many, the list goes on and on.

We won't be having the big crowd this year - just Don and me, our oldest daughter and her family (Ben's family) - and his other grampa. A nice size crowd, and a huge turkey to be eaten. Our daughter will be helping with the cooking of the feast - and we will all be helping with the eating.

Our menu---

Massed Potatoes
Baked Squash
Green Bean casserole
Home made rolls
Deviled eggs
Stuffed celery
Pumpkin Pie
Bumbleberry Pie (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Apple Crisp

and a good nap!!!

Two of our "kids" and their families are in Virginia (visiting) and West Virginia (living there) - and we will miss them so much. Brother (WV) and Sister (VA) will be visiting each other some time during the holiday so that warms our hearts - though we wish we could all be either there or here, together. Some years are just like that - we have to learn to share. :-)

We are so thankful for all that we've experienced in our 44 years together - our family and friends - our adventures and our quiet times - our visits and trips - a wonderful trip together.

May your holidays be special - with those who are special to you.


Teresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Ours will be kind of quiet too, as two of my children will be out of state with in-laws and my third and youngest, will be here for lunch but then off with friends the remainder of the day and into tomorrow when they hit the stores. But you know, sometimes quiet can be good. Next year will be a ruckus again, when every one is home.

Dorothy said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, JoAnn. The menu sounds delicious, and a lot of work!

craftyhala said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!