Thursday, November 24, 2011


I'm a happy gal this morning.  Our wonderful son and lovely daughter-in-law (married in January) are here from Fort Stewart to celebrate Thanksgiving with us!

Everyone's still asleep, except Twyla:

She's my sous chef.  Can you see the plea on her face?  I just know she's thinking, "Please drop something already!"

The pie is in the oven (cherry cranberry this year), veggies are chopped and ready for the stuffing, taters are cleaned and cut (Idaho and sweet) and the turkey's seasoned and ready for deep frying.

I'm trying out a new green bean recipe this year; got some raised eyebrows when I announced no casserole this year;)  And who knows, maybe this will be the first year I don't burn the marshmallows on the yams!

The wild turkeys are doing their morning strut across our property.

Pretty cocky on Thanksgiving morning, right?!

Ahhh, enjoying the peace and quiet before the festivities begin.  Thinking about all I have to be grateful this year ~ so many blessings, including YOU, my loyal blog readers!  I wish you all a bountiful day, surrounded by the ones you love and pie, lots and lots of pie!

I am also grateful for our brave and fierce military.  Praying for their safety and hoping they'll reunite soon with their families.

Happy Thanksgiving!


blessedmom's simple home said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Cindy. So glad your son and his wife can join you. It sounds like you've got some yummy goodness cooking up right now :)

Laura said...

And wishing you and yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Perfectly Printed said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


My Vintage Mending said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! You are such a lucky mom to have these great kids. Enjoy your holiday weekend. Can't wait to see the wedding photos...smiles...Renee

Missy said...

Be sure to share how the green beans turn out!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Peace & Thanksgiving to you and your family Cindy!! Loved your "tie one on day" ~ THAT will go on our calendar next year for sure!

oh...we HAVE to share this one - word verification is
We think that stands for "vintage geek"....don't you think? lol!

Michaele said...

What an uplifting post. Thanks for the wishes - and right back at you: )

Yujin Cho said...

It was the best thanksgiving EVER! My mouth is still watering whenever I think of the food fiesta!! Thank you so much for everything. P.S. Paul is hilarious lol....

Jenny's Heart said...

You are a blessing to me too.
I am so happy you got to spend Thanksgiving with your son and daughter-in-law. Blessings all around :)
How did the green beans go over?
Merry Christmas.

Donna said...

So glad you got to spend Thanksgiving with your son and DIL. Twyla is adorable sitting there :)

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your family!
Smiles, Paula