Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.  I have SO much to be thankful for, including being able to enjoy a great day with my family!  

My son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Sharon, hosted our gathering.  I got up at 6:30 a.m. to get the meal underway, and then transported it to their house.  Sharon made potatoes [mashed and cheesy potatoes] and a yummy strawberry pretzel jello salad, and Lori made apple crisp with ice cream.

We ate shortly after 1:00 o'clock.  There were 12 around the table this year.  Daughter-in-law, Samantha, and granddaughters Izzy and Ellie were missing because they traveled to Tulsa, OK to be with Sam's sister and new baby.  Granddaughter, Brianna, was lonesome and homesick in Nashville, TN, but we did get a bit of facetime with her.   

I didn't take a lot of pictures this year, but the ones I did take were after we finished eating.  Jeremy took the group picture to send to Samantha.

[John and Evie]

[Jerry and Lori]


After dinner Steve, Sharon, Brooke and Landon went for a 45 minute walk at Stoney Creek Park to walk off their Thanksgiving meal calories.   With 25 degree temperatures, it was a brisk walk!


When they returned we played games and watched Steve Martin and John Candy in the movie, Thanksgiving - fast-forwarding a couple of parts due to undesirable content.

Today, I'll be going to the Whitney to prepare tea for 22 guests [originally 35 guests made reservations, but the actual count was lower], and Santa [Jerry] is busy in his workshop making a set of cornhole boards for a Christmas gift for Samantha's dad.  No black Friday shopping for us!  

Belated Thanksgiving blessings to all!


  1. Oh Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I love this time of year when families take time for each other .
    Drink lots hot tea in this weather

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  3. So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! We went to our son's and had a wonderful time too! Just made 4 pies and jello salad. Easy! 💟💟


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