Sunday, November 27, 2016

Family, Food, Fun...

Over Thanksgiving weekend we were invited to spend time with our extended family.  This is Mr. C and Brad.  They are always bonding and solving the problems of the world.  Here they are taking time out to watch extreme vehicle rock climbing...something Brad loves to do.

This is Amy, Brad's wife and she is our favorite daughter-in-love (okay she is our only).

Amy fixed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  Each dish was truly yummy and extra special.

I managed to mix and serve "Cookie Dough Dip" with graham crackers and apple slices.  Thanks to Pinterest it was so easy and everyone loved it. 

This was also courtesy of Pinterest.  Mr. C actually made these.  And with the leftover bits of crust he formed a tiny apple pie.  So yummy and not heavy after a full meal.  I actually ate mine for breakfast the next morning.  Warmed in the oven and very tasty.

Pallets were all the rage this year for yard decorations.  Amy cut and stained these trees.  There were also Snowmen and candy cane fences which I neglected to get photos of. 

This is a new addition to Brad and Amy's home and I LOVE the little carved holding down the ladder and the other one peeking into the window.

Here are the decorations lit up at night.  Friday night the entire street was lit up and decorated in honor of the tiny town parade.  I didn't get any photos because I was too busy cheering on each float and entrant.  Small town USA at its finest!
I trust you and your family enjoyed a wonderful warm weekend with family and/or friends. 
Now we are on to Christmas which is right around the corner.  I shall be writing and addressing cards and checking my list.  This year I am focusing on time with family and friends and not so much on gifts.  So many of us do not need material things and therefore our time with others is the most precious gift of all.  Embracing all the Magic of this Wonderful Season.


  1. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing day of thanks. The pallet trees are great. And I love the little bears on the ladder. It was a quiet day here with just the hubby. He had to work and it was my volunteer day at the hospital. I bought a couple of servings of turkey for him from the deli, and then made roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms & dumplings, green beans, vegan cornbread. Didn't make dessert but like the looks of those little apples. Will make pumpkin pie for Christmas while the boys are here. Have a wonderful new week. Tammy

  2. looks like you had a lovely time so good to spend time with your son and daughter in law

  3. What a beautiful post!! It looks like you had a wonderful holiday!! The pictures are fabulous!! And the food all looks so yummy!! I love those pallet trees, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I luv warm apples in any form and especially for breakfast! :)

  5. Looks like a sweet celebration with delicious food. Those apples look so yummy! Love, love, love the bears on the ladder. LOL

  6. So lovely for you to visit with your son and his wife for Thanksgiving, dear Sherry.You had some wonderful dishes I can tell. And you are right, spending time with family is so precious, -and something not too easy for me, as because we live parted by the sea , but happily they will be here, for Christmas :-) Have a beautiful new week, dear. xoxo

  7. Looks as though you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Such a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving Day - with family and a delicious meal, followed by a parade! Perfect!

  9. Amen to the fact that spending time with family and friends is the most important thing. With all the unrest in the world we need to focus on the important things that are closest to us. Love the carved bears and the "dine-O-soar's (quote from our 2 year old grandson).

  10. Oh my! Your food looks exquisite! My mouth is watering at the thought of cookie dough! YUM! Glad you all had a wonderful time!

  11. Sweet post! Glad you had such a lovely day! Those apple desserts look pretty yummy! XOo

  12. Hi Sherry, looks like you and your sweet family enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving. The food looks so good. Love the outdoor displays. The pallet projects are incredible.
    I agree with you. Less gifts and more time spent is the way to go. We all have so much and the gathering with loved ones is the best gift of all. Sending cards too and enjoying the season.
    Have a great week. xo


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