Thursday, November 27, 2014

So Blessed

Thanksgiving 2014 will live long in our memories.

Great food, great fellowship, great family times.  Lindsay and Joseph were here for a while before heading over to Joseph's family's home. 

Tim's brother Dan, and his family joined us this year.  Most years Dan and his family are in West Africa, so we don't take these opportunities to be together lightly.  We also had our friend Denny, and two college girls who grew up in West Africa and went to school with our niece.  

 Photo Credit: Lindsay Musser

 Photo Credit: Lindsay Musser

Photo Credit: Lindsay Musser

 Photo Credit: Lindsay Musser

Photo Credit: Lindsay Musser





My parents, Nate, Kay, and Kamryn, Emma were also here.  

My heart is so blessed.  

We devoured two, slow roasted turkeys (thankful that there are leftovers), mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, dinner rolls.  For dessert we had pumpkin pies, a lemon meringue pie, Boston Cream pie, pumpkin rolls.  I made a chocolate pie that was Gluten free and sugar free (on plan for me) and my mom made a special THM pumpkin roll that was fantastic!









I am thankful that I was able to enjoy almost everything that was on the menu today and most had the slight modifications that would allow me to eat them.

We feasted today, but the real feast was in time together.  A big snowball fight, snowman making, coffee and tea drinking, playing with Kamryn, sharing life together.

I'm thankful.  And Blessed.

7 comments:

  1. Memories in the making. How wonderful is that!!!!!

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  2. What a beautiful day! We made some sweet memories too! Enjoy your Friday dear friend, hope you get some rest!

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  3. Delightful family times to cherish. Your table looked wonderful as did the menu. The one surprising thing to me was Mac and Cheese with all the rest. Is that a family tradition?

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  4. Such beautiful smiles and a warm glow over all. We are much too full here, but I hope that you are just right. The slow roasted turkey tasted wonderful here, but I do miss the pretty turkey of former years even if it did taste overdone and dry. Why can't we have it all?! LOL!

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  5. Your tables are lovely. Glad to hear all went well! I see Lori's comment about mac and cheese. I'm seeing that on Thanksgiving menus more and more--some say it's a "southern thing." :-)

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  6. Oh, no wonder your heart is full! It looks like a wonderful day spent together, rejoicing in all of His blessings!

    Your tables look lovely! I know you enjoyed the Thanksgiving debut of your Friendly Village dishes. :)

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  7. Such a beautiful setting. I love all the pictures and descriptions of sweet moments, people, and food. Can you believe I only took one picture?!

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