Friday, November 24, 2017

So Much To Be Thankful For!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the 2017 'Holiday Season' has officially begun.  I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Our son, Steve, and his wife, Sharon, hosted Thanksgiving at their house, and we all arrived shortly after 12:00 noon.  I made the Turkey and Dressing, Amish Noodles, Corn Pudding, and Yeast Rolls, while others filled in with side dishes of Cheesy Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes. Our daughter, Lori, brought Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Pie.  Nobody left the table hungry!

[Brooke, Izzy, Landon, and Ellie]

[Jeremy & Samantha]

[Sharon's parents, Larry & Sheena, and Brianna]

I tried a new recipe for Cornbread Dressing baked in a Bundt pan this year, and loved it.  It'll be my new way of baking dressing from now on.  It unmolded perfectly as in the picture below, and so attractive and easy to serve.  The recipe can be found here.

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Granddaughter, Brianna, is the only one of the grands who drinks tea on a consistent basis, and she introduced me to a new brand yesterday, Yogi Tea, based in Oregon.  I spent time at their website today, and they have a lot of teas specifically for women.

Lounging around after dinner watching football before home videos.

~  Once Daddy's princess, always his princess!  ~

Sweet great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose [Evie], turned 6 months old on Thanksgiving Day and everyone enjoyed her immensely!  Isn't she adorable?

~ Brooke, Izzy, and Ellie ~

Multi-talented Brooke is currently into photography, so she had fun taking lots of pics of Izzy.  Izzy doesn't wear glasses, but they provided a different look for the photo op.  ;-)  Yikes!  Izzy's growing up way too fast!

~ Papa and Ellie ~

We played a few rounds of 'Catch Phrase' later in the evening before everyone began packing up to go home around 10:00 o'clock.  It was a great family day, and I give thanks to the Lord for His many blessings to us.

No Black Friday shopping for me today. I'm homebound working on my presentation for Shore Pointe Assisted Living this Sunday - Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Other Thanksgiving Traditions.  


  1. What wonderful times with your family!

  2. Looks like a perfect Thanksgiving, Phyllis. You and Jerry are indeed blessed. Love that Bundt pan idea! xoxo


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