Gratitude

Wow what a great Thanksgiving!  We have had an absolutely wonderful day.  Gorgeous weather.  So much love and laughter. So much good food.

I started this beautiful morning like I do every morning.  Lily and I went for a walk.

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Then I got my turkey trot on and went for a quick run around the neighborhood.

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That toboggan came off quickly because even though it was a little brisk at first, I warmed right up.  It really was a spectacular day.

Next I created this fruit turkey that I saw on Pinterest.

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The beak was a little piece of cheese but can you guess where I got the eyes and feet?

Lydia and Mario work at Target and since they had to work tonight, I served a Thanksgiving breakfast.  We dined on waffles, sausage, eggs, and the fruit turkey.  Andie and Daphne came too!

We had a blast watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and visiting.

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After breakfast, I did a lot of cooking and cleaning and then at 5:00pm, Andie, Jonathan, Daphne, and Mason came for dinner.  Jonathan’s mom, Peggy came too and had a great time but she does not like pictures.

Daphne does though.  She loves her giraffe too!

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I am so thankful for our family!

I forgot to get a picture of our table but here’s what we had:

  • turkey breast made by Ron in the NuWave Oven
  • barbeque meatballs in crockpot
  • homemade bread with honey spread
  • corn pudding
  • broccoli casserole
  • cranberry sauce
  • beets
  • stuffing
  • Pioneer Woman mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Peggy’s cherry cheesecake
  • brownies and ice cream

When we went around and told what we were thankful for, Mason said he was thankful that I made the meatballs!  LOL

I’ll close with my favorite Thanksgiving Day quote.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and
creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

I’m heading off to finish the dishes and then I’m taking Lydia some corn pudding and maybe doing a little Black Friday shopping.

Much love and happiness!

xx00

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