We had a lovely Thanksgiving this past week and are now enjoying two whole days at home! Perfect chance to get some rest and catch up on housework.
Isn't the inside of a nutmeg beautiful!
Cooking cranberries for the pear-cranberry pie:
We had friends over for a Thanksgiving brunch in the morning:
We had pumpkin french toast casserole, spinach and raspberry salad, Portuguese Puffs, bacon-wrapped smokies, and fruit.
Family friends invited us to have Thanksgiving at their house. After the busyness of the fall with all the wedding prep this was a special blessing for all of us!
Carla's house was so beautifully decorated!
And Tweetie bird was his cheerful self (this bird has been around forever and survived being babysat by us when I was a teenager. Mom once thought she nearly killed him!)
The dessert table:
Beauty from nature:
Mom made place decorations:
There were appetizers to enjoy when we arrived:
And fun toys for the kids to play with:
Laura loves being one of the kids:
The turkey looked beautiful and tasted amazing!
I loved the tea trolly!
Rachel enjoyed watching the turkey cutting:
Laura loves her Daddy!
Emily made a cake so we could celebrate Rachel and Carla's birthdays.
The cranberry pear pie:
Laura also loves her Grandma!
The gluten free pumpkin pie:
And now we are eating pie leftovers and getting life organized for the month to come.......