Sunday, November 30, 2014

T stands for a Terriffic Thanksgiving

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a good week and Thanksgiving if you celebrate it. Ours was wonderful, the whole long weekend was better then I could ask for. Will be sad to see it end and for the quiet house again. I'm sure the kids will miss me, lol, I know Rich will at least.
This is what we woke up to Thanksgiving morning, isn't it pretty! Thankfully it didn't do much more then this and it melted off the next couple days when it got warmer. Hope it keeps doing these warm ups through winter, makes it much easier and not as long. We don't want a repeat of last year.
Say hello to our 22 pound turkey, it was so good this year. We our still eating leftovers as of Sunday. Rich was up at 4:15am to get it in the oven with the hope of eating at noon. Of course, our plan didn't go that way and we finally ate at 1:00. All the food came out just right, we've had years of burning something or forgetting to even cook something but I'd say we are pros now on this day.
Rich's mom came to eat with us this year, so nice having her with us. Even Sam who doesn't like this holiday or the food this much did great today. Thank goodness he doesn't whine and cry all day like he used too. Notice my cleaned off table, it lasted till we were done eating. I had all my stuff back on there and was a happy girl again, lol.
Tuesday wouldn't be right without a photo of a cup or beverage. Today is when we stop by Elizabeth's to share what we are doing. There is always something fun and crafty going on in this group. Happy and thankful I could link up again this week.
I didn't get any good pictures at my mom's later that day except for this one. When I got there everyone had their electronics on the counter, I laughed about it. My mom made them into a mandala, YAY!! We had a good time over at mom's, yummy food and laughs and love!
The only thing missing from this day was Kristin, she was missing us too. We go to face time a little and text her. Thankfully they were invited to dinner with some other Americans there on a trip.
The rest of the weekend went by with us being at home and just enjoying the break. We played cards, watched movies, tv, played wii and had lots of leftovers. I almost want to rewind and do it again.
We also said good bye to fall and hello to our new Christmas tree. Will share that for next time.
Have a good week and thanks so much for visiting. I have a AROUND here post below if you want to read it. Thanks again and Happy December!


  1. Wow, looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Nothing like a big turkey, I guess. I used to get them free at work as my Thanksgiving gift, but never anything that big. I'd say only an hour late for dinner is really good. Sometimes it works out perfectly, doesn't it?

    Hope your coming week is equally joyous. Thanks for sharing your week and holiday with us for T this week. BTW, I liked the cell phone mandala. Clever, clever.

  2. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I am not sure if I want to get up at 4 am to make that turkey, LOL!
    The electronic mandala is awesome though, have a warm and cozy December!

  3. glad you enjoyed the holiday- love your electronic mandala! Ha! putting energy to good use!

  4. WOW .. you had an amazing Thanksgiving ..and this turkey looks AMAZING!!!!!

    Happy T-DAY!

  5. A yummy thanksgiving indeed, wish we celebrated it here. That is a lot of phones
    Bridget #1

  6. What a beautiful turkey! Your meal looks yummy :)

    I got a kick out of the mandala.

  7. Looks like your Thanksgiving with your family was enjoyable. I got a bit smile when I looked at your mandala.


  8. So very glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, family is so important.

    The mandala of cell phones is priceless....LOL At least they all put them down for a while.

    Have a great week

  9. Sounds like a fab turkey weekend! Love electronic mandala! Happy T day! Nan & the Girls

  10. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving-the turkey looked magnificent!.. :) the phone mandala cracked me up! seems like the teens to twenty-somethings can't leave them alone for more than 5 minutes! ...enjoyed the way the freshly fallen snow looks, but not driving in it...and I'm always cold! love all your photos dear, happy T day!

  11. That turkey looks especially yummy!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now its on to Christmas!!! Wish they weren't quite so close Hugs! deb

  12. Wonderful pictures and post Dawn.

    Hugs Diane

  13. The most telling picture of today's holidays was the one with all the phones on the counter--RoFL! What a great time!! Happy belated T-Day! :)

  14. Love all the phone and gear on the counter. I'm not sure if I could pull that one off with our least the extended part of it.
    Happy late T day!