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November 24, 2012

Crafts, Food, and Fun with Friends

We celebrated Thanksgiving this year with M&C's family.

It made the day feel very special -- definitely like a holiday -- to be together.  It was such a fun day, filled with crafts...and food...and great friends.

These pictures sum up most of the day...

First, we snacked:

A bountiful snack for the kiddos!

I kept laughing to myself at our "vegetarian" turkey!

The "pre-meal" meal...veggie tray, celery stuffed with olive spread, and a spicy cheeseball posing as a pumpkin.
Then, we crafted:

"Thankful Trees" made from the kiddos' handprints...Moms and Dads helped write what everyone was thankful for on the leaves.

Pilgrim hats were a bigger hit with some than others.  Sitting on the couch was met with mixed reviews, too, as you can see A is about to bolt.
Fellowship with friends:

I love the expressions that tell the story of these sweet four!
[Oddly, I didn't take pictures of the actual meal...but it was a feast!!!  Turkey, the yummiest stuffing (even though I don't generally consider myself a stuffing fan, it was GOOD!), candied sweet potatoes (oh, my!), creamy mashed potatoes (yes, two potatoes...and we needed them both!), cheesy creamed spinach, cranberry sauce...punctuated by pumpkin cheesecake and apple crisp.  We had all the traditional tastes covered, and then some.  It was fantastic!!!]

I am so thankful for our family...for our health...for the many things we have...and sharing those things with dear friends makes life so much sweeter.


Amanda said...

Love all of your crafts!

Barbara Manatee said...

Looks like a great day with friends - I bet the kids had a blast! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

Johanna at The Baker Twins said...

We made Thankful trees too... I think we should do them every year to compare as they get older, don't you? :)

And, I adore your vegetarian turkey... that's my kind of poultry!

cat said...

Sounds like a wonderful day

Demaragreg said...

Love you girl!!