Parting Shots ~ Thanksgiving

Today I woke up early to see a dreary cloudy day. But you know what? I like days like this. It makes the house feel so cozy. I am full of energy and because we won't be home for Christmas this year, I decided I wasn't going to put up a Christmas tree, but I changed my mind. I decided to put up one tree in the kitchen today. (yes, I am one of those crazy people who put up several Christmas trees). The one in the kitchen is the tree that has all the family mementos on it. And this year we have two new ones to add to it. My youngest son's best girl gave me and Bobby G. the most gorgeous ornaments yesterday. They are a hinged cloisonne dragonfly and a fish. A dragonfly because .......we have a million dragonflies that flit all around here in the summer and a fish because.....Bobby G. lives to fish on the lake. Even on the coldest day of the year he has to throw a line in the water.

Okay...I sort of got off course. On today's post I just thought I would do a little recap of Thanksgiving Day. It was a FABULOUS day. All week the weather had been crummy and cold and rainy and windy, but Thanksgiving Day dawned sunny and bright. Over the river and through the woods ( literally) the gang all arrived around 1 pm in their horse and buggies, I mean their cars, that lined the drive way and field.

I don't have any photos of the groaning board........well actually I do but they are in my son's camera and if I wait for him to send them to me before I post the photos you may be seeing them next Thanksgiving. But I do have a parting shot of the turkey. LOL....there's nothing left except the turkey legs. That was an 18 pound turkey ...... that's all gone. Lucky for me, I did buy a another small turkey breast that I will pop in the oven today so we can have those turkey, mayo and potato chip sandwiches. The lady in the photo is Ms. Kat, my sweet and ever so thoughtful sister-in-law. She always does the cleanup after dinner and for that I am so GRATEFUL. Thank you Kat!!

Some of us chose to veg after dinner and watch football while others decided a long walk was in order.

The day would not be complete if we didn't go visit the horses with treats of carrots and peppermint. So, off my sister, brother in law and I went down the lane to see Lacy and Soldier.

Eventually the younger set came outside for some frisbee and fresh air.

Photo time for me,....... sweet Ben and whoever that good looking young man is.

After all that fresh air and fun we were ready for the myriad of desserts that awaited us. A pumpkin mousse pie with caramel and pecans, (guess what I had for breakfast today?), a carrot cake, a chocolate meringue pie, and an apple cobbler. No one could decide what they wanted so we all graciously decided (ha!) that a slice of each was in order. What fun!

And as the sun set over the lake I thought to myself what a sweet ending to a perfect day.

Happy Black Friday everyone. As for me, no shopping today, unless it's from the seat of my pants and the computer. I am off to decorate a Christmas tree. :)


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

HI Lynn, I'm so glad your Thanksgiving was great...ours was too. We laughed and ate...groaned at how full we were! It was wonderful. Looking forward to the next few days of getting things in order!

Dawn Marie said...

sounds like you had a great day. i think that dragonfly ornament is really neat looking, isnt it amazing at what will get us in the spirit to get up and decorate?

Tara said...

What a warm fammily day you all had! Nice for you!

Margaret Cloud said...

Now that is what the Holidays are all about, good friends, relatives, good food and getting together and having fun afterwards. Thanks for sharing your day, I can see it was a successful day.

Nola said...

Love your photo; Ben poses well and looks like he's smiling! No shopping for me, either. There's not a thing in any store that I could want badly enough to fight the crowds. Happy tree decorating.

Unknown said...

Lynn, that dragonfly is amazing. What a wonderful thanksgiving, nothing like having the family together and having a great time. Happy weekend :D

Judy said...

It sounds like your day was perfect. I too like cloudy cool days to bundle up or maybe do some baking.

Susie Q said...

I am so happy your day was a sweet one...I so enjoyed the pictures. You are such a beautiful lady...what a pretty smile!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

Love from one confirmed online shopper to another,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn!
Your Thanksgiving looked WONDERFUL!! Thank you for those sweet pictures and for telling us about your day! That walk looked so inviting!!
Hope you're out shopping and picking up lots of great finds. Dana

SmilingSally said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Black Friday, AND Happy Pink Day.

Sandi McBride said...

Now that was a perfect Thanksgiving day! The walk to visit the horses (dog along) would be my idea of heaven to walk off that fantastic meal. So glad you're relaxing now...we are having a couple of days of rain and I love it too...gives me reason to visit my friends!
I made that black forest cake from your recipe and was going to take a photo of it, but all that was left was an empty cake plate and cake server...locusts they were I tell you, LOCUSTS!

Glennis said...

Lynne, what a wonderful Thanksgiving that looks like. How nice you gave the horses some treats, too.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jorgelina said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Wonderful photos.


What a beautiful Thanksgiving you had!

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Lynn
What a lovely day you must of had, isn't just grand to have all the family around. We had our celabration on Black Fridy for that was the only day we could get ever son, daughters and every single grandchild there......It was the best.

See ya again soon.

Alexandra MacVean said...

Lynn...it looks like you had a wonderful time for Thanksgiving. And your horse...wow..I love horses. Some day...some day...I will have one of my own.

Happy Saturday! :)

Jenny said...

What a wonderful family visit!! Looks like you guys had a blast!! Thank you for sharing, go eat another piece of pumpkin caramel thing for me!!

Anonymous said...

Lynne, your Thanksgiving looks and sounds perfect.

I am busy decorating for Christmas here, too.

Happy Pink Saturday.

KatCollects said...

I am happy that you had such a good Thanksgiving, and happy that you are putting up a tree : )

Alexandra MacVean said...

Hello, Lynn. I hope you're having a good Sunday. Woke up to tons of snow here! =O


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

It looks like Thanksgiving was a perfect day. I can't wait to see your Christmas tree.

GMG said...

Hi Lynn! Hope you didn’t grow fat on Thanksgiving ;) and survived all the awful news in the media this week… ;(
Fortunately the 18 pound is all gone; otherwise you'll have turkey the whole week... ;)) (That's the risk we run here in Christmas...)
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still in Tunisia, waiting for your comments at the Blue Village! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Dana and Daisy said...

It sounds like a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear you are putting up a tree, whether you will be home or not!

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We drove back from the lake, in snow, today. A light snow, but pretty.

bj said...

oh so glad that you had such a lovely day...me, too!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ahhh, sounds like a wonderful day !

I am still too full to even think of walking it off LOL.


Kathy said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had, Lynn!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving (from the sounds of it, you did)! And lucky you having no leftovers! =) I hope you post photos of the lovely tree you were working on! =)

Anonymous said...

Your holiday sounds so lovely. It's days like this that just make life so wonderful. Your pictures are so pretty. You guys have a great place to live. I am growing rather fond of living in the country myself (never thought it would happen).
I hope that your week is off to a wonderful start.

Anonymous said...

Yay! looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Whaa? Not home for Christmas? Soo..nosey me..where are ya goin'?
Hope you have a great time!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! Nothing better than a whole lot of food and good company.

Christie said...

Thanks for sharing your day Lynn...I am so glad you and your family had a great Thanksgiving...your ranch is so beautiful...I think I would have wanted to take a walk too after dinner...gorgeous views there...By the way, you look so happy and pretty...all of your family is just beautiful!

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