Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful I should Be

Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Most people I know are looking forward to Football, Family and Food. Not at our house though. We had our Thanksgiving about a week ago.  Since our version of the family is a quite large extended family, we celebrate before Turkey Day. It just works out better that way.  There is time to catch up with cousins, Aunts and Uncles and enjoy being together as a family. Thanksgiving is not a day; but the coming together of our family to celebrate the love and togetherness we share.
Our menu includes the traditional Thanksgiving fare; but with an Italian flavor. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving at our house without homemade wedding soup and a few other Italian specialties.  The desert table was a smorgasbord of homemade treats.
Ben tasting a little whipped cream.
The youngest kids were happy because this year we were blessed with a beautiful autumn day. So, we set up the jumpy in the backyard.
Aubrey enjoys the jumpy.
Yes, the football game was on the T.V.; but no one seemed to be watching it.  Later on that evening the board games came out.  There is nothing like a multi generational game of Scattergories.
The day ended as it usually does, with some of us gathering on the back porch sharing memories of  passed Thanksgiving and making plans for next year.
Here I am wearing my Happy Thanksgiving  apron.
My cousin Joe, his daughter, Nikki, and her daughter Mattie.

Wishing everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving.


  1. Have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving you and your family!

  2. You are right. Thanksgiving is the time for families to get together and be thankful for each other. I loved your post and I am glade you had a great get together. We are planning ours for this Wednesday. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  3. Lovely photos, really enjoyed reading your post.