If you were a fly on the wall at our Thanksgiving feast, you might see a bountiful table of food; a large gathering of family and friends; beautifully detailed decorations. You might hear laughter and child’s prattle; the playing of guitar and singing of hymns; soft piano music in the background.
I decided to write down 40 things I’m thankful for just as a reminder that there are so many things we can be thankful for!
Warning: This is going to be a very photo-heavy post. Also, I announced the giveaway winners below!
I think I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Thanksgiving is always a big ordeal for our family. Every year, four generations gather – my great-grandparents, who are ninety, my grandparents, my aunt and uncle with all of their children, and my family. This year, we had some friends join us as well. We had a very large meal, with dessert of course, and enjoyed fellowship with each other.
“I will lift my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121: 1-2
Countdown to Thanksgiving! Wow, I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is already next week. How time flies! Today I’ve put together some last minute Thanksgiving decor ideas! Tomorrow comes apple pie! Yummy…
As some of y’all may know from last year, we host a HUGE Thanksgiving. Big menu, lots of food, lots of people…lots of preparation and lots of stress. My mom always hosts it and this year we’re having 22 people. (My aunt’s family of course takes up over a third of that 😉 ) I thought it would be fun to show you guys some of the stuff we’re doing to prepare right now. The countdown is currently 1 week, 2 days, so things are getting crazier and crazier!
I guess one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is food. I mean, come on, there’s so much of it! Our menu, as I described in my last Countdown to Thanksgiving post, is quite elaborate. My mom and aunt like to have enough leftovers to last a week! And most of the time, we do. Every Thanksgiving we try to source as much as we can organic or from our farm, but this year our theme is farm-to-table. Which means that even more of our farm veggies will be present at dinner! We’re even going to have a venison shepherd’s pie – from our own deer. How about that? Nice, I know.
Today I’m putting together a couple Thanksgiving recipes that you should have at your table.