Friday, November 26, 2010

Home for the holidays

So yesterday we hosted Thanksgiving dinner here at home with son in law, Ted, DBD Andrea (darling bonus daughter) and grandsons Cole and Blake. My husband and I both came to the same conclusion; we understand the true meaning of "home for the holidays" and this must be why so many people flock to airports and hit the roads just to make it home; there is nothing better than being with family and loved ones for this day...

Some of the highlights of the day...for Grandma and Papa, having our kids together here at our own home. Andrea's favorite highlight; the sale ad's in the paper for black-friday shopping the next day and the dinner, the kid's highlights, learning to "drive and shift gears" on the Kitchen Aid mixer making whip cream and then getting to lick the beater covered with fresh whipped cream on it! 
But Ted's favorite highlight; (in his own words) the best T-day dinner he's ever had and Thanksgiving day football was on the TV and he had control of the remote to the DVR so he could re-run play, after play, after play and was one happy camper:)
The Thanksgiving day table was set...
the cooks were in the kitchen...
Ted, Andrea and Papa are smiling...
 Beautiful Andrea ready to help...
little Cole learning all about Tom turkey from Papa...
grandma doing what grandmas do...
 Blake's version of hide and seek...
"if I cover my eyes you can't find  me,
when I un-cover now I found you"!

 and everyone knows, it's always more fun to lick the beater
as opposed to just eating whip cream with a spoon!
  it just doesn't get any better for four and six year old boys!

 the highlights for the girls, Emmie and Pearl...
when those noisy little boys left:)
Happy Holidays!


  1. My friend .. thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving day with us. Truly a magical day was had ... and what wonderful family memories you have created for you all.

    The pictures of the boys with the mixer beaters adorable!!

    Emmie and Pearl, Dolce is sending you paws and licks ... he knows exactly how you feel when Godson has come for a visit with his very energetic 3 brothers... xo HHL

  2. Looks like you had the best day! Yes home for the holidays is so special. Such wonderful children and grands! I can tell it made you very happy!

  3. What a great Holiday. I love all your family pictures. Especially the little boys with the beaters...and your "babies" at the end. Our cats used to go into hiding when the kids came over!>)

    Now..on to Christmas! Hugs- Diana

  4. What a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Yes, Thanksgiving with family is sweet. Your two cats look very poised and regal, by the way.

  6. Wonderful photos and I especially love the boys licking the beaters. So fun and what a special day for all of you.

  7. What a lovely holiday you all had! Happy Thanksgiving :)


  8. Oh it looks like a wonderful day!
    And what a gorgeous table you set. Those little boys are sooo cute too@

  9. Darling post! Glad you got to spend it with your beautiful family.

  10. What a wonderful time together! Food looks great! We are having our Thanksgiving on Sunday here at our house. Have a great weekend!

  11. Lovely!...what sweet memories yall made.And such a pretty table and the food looks delish.

  12. Terry what cute little guys they are! My kids still love licking the spoons. Looks like a fantastic day. I also really loved those Turkey dishes.

  13. What a lovely time it looks like you all had...and your table was gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Sweetie! xo Paulette

  14. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves, with exception of the cats.
    Look forward to catching up with your day. Daddy and I are going to sit down with a hot drink and view the dvd you made.
    Yes, Nancy remembered to bring it.

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  16. What a wonderful day with family! Those darlin' little boys are "keepers"!!!


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