Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

We had a wonderful day today!  We were all together and we were all stuffed!  Here are a few pics of the spread!


Ami had a great idea for us to make clay Christmas ornaments after dinner! She brought all the stuff we'd need, clay, paint, cookie cutters, stamps and ribbons.  I think we've got a new family tradition!

 Here are the ones I made!

I'm pretty proud of my Santa!

These were some Ami made to show us how. She gave them to me and I think I'll put the ones without holes in a cute Christmasy bowl on my foyer table.  The ones with holes are going on my tree! 

I got some goodies today, too!  Mama and Daddy gave me a couple of new ornaments for my tree and this precious little stuffed red fox.  He was stuffed before we ate!  Ha!
His name is Todd.  :)

Ami got me this beautiful peace musical snow globe!
I LOVE it!!  I'm going to leave it out all year.

We had such a great day.  We ate, we made Christmas decorations and we put up Mama and Daddy's tree.  Our first Thanksgiving without Maw was sad, as we knew it would be.  There wasn't a moment when she wasn't a part of it, though.  Ami made a sweet hope ornament in memory of her and it's hanging right in the front of Mama and Daddy's tree.  Ami also shared sets of pictures of Maw with all of us and we talked about her and shared memories of our Thanksgivings with her.  

I had my own Maw moment last night when I was making the crust for my sweet potatoes.  I have Maw's mushroom canisters and inside them were two measuring cups that she used.  I put one in my flour and one in my corn meal.  I needed 1/3 cup of flour to make my crust last night and I really didn't want to get my measuring cups down from the cabinet so I was just going to scoop some out of my flour canister and eyeball it.  Close enough is good enough, I thought.  I went to the pantry, grabbed Maw's scoop and filled it full of flour and as I was taking it back to the counter, I looked down and saw that the scoop was 1/3 cup!!  Exactly what I needed.  I said, "thank you, Maw!" and I knew my sweet potatoes would turn out perfect.  And they did.

I hope everybody reading this had a wonderful day with your family and friends.  We have lots to be thankful for!


  1. That all looks wonderful, Ginger! I'm glad you had such a great day and that your Maw was part of it.

  2. Food looks delish...but the memories will always be the sweetest.
    Like the deco idea...good that everyone can participate.
    What a loving,sweet family...I'm BLESSED by yall just being in my life. I LUV you all...:))

  3. Ya'll have a warm, close, loving family. Treasure it always. I love you all so much.