Saturday, November 20, 2010

* It's Turkey Day at Our House *

Today is Thanksgiving....at our house! Over the past few years, as our family grew, we began having holiday get-togethers on the Saturday before the actual holiday. It works out great and none of the sons & daughters-in-law are stressed out about trying to be in multiple places, all at the same time!

As I type this, I can smell the turkey roasting in the oven! Mmmm....have I mentioned that I just love Thanksgiving?! I was up until midnight last night baking 2 pumpkin pies, the green bean casserole, AND a turkey breast! The turkey that's in the oven right now is a 24 lb! We need LOTS of turkey with this bunch!

I stopped to have some coffee just moments ago!


This is my favorite coffee cup to drink from this time of year.

This is what it looks like on the other side.


And this is opposite the handle.

My dining room windows face the west, so there's never good light in it, until around sunset!

Gotta run.....need to check on things in the kitchen!



Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown

20 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your family! Hugs,Linda

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  2. I hope you have a fantastic thanksgiving - and good for you, moving it to a more convenient time so that your family isn't torn between commitments. That's the sort of thing I'd do :)

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Becky! Have a wonderful day with your family. :-)

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  4. One of the things I've always admired about you is how wise and cheerful you are when it comes to family relationships. As you know, I've seen way too many in-laws who battle, whine, pout, and compete. You just solve problems with a smile. Beautiful table, by the way, and a very merry un-thanksgiving to your and yours!!!

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  5. Gratitude, the greatest virtue. Thanks for a beautiful expression of it, and enjoy the day!!

    I found you through OJ Gonzales-Cazares, who found me through N.R. Williams. Glad I did. I see you have a memoir about to be published. Congrats! I'm anxious to read it. I have a memoir coming out in 2011, too, through a small press, but it took me to age 70 to get it published, though I wrote the first draft of it as a thesis when I was in MY forties. Small world. AND I once lived in Missouri, Ft. Leonard Wood in 1962, the time of the Berlin Crisis (were you born yet?!).
    Ann

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  6. Have a wonderful day with your family!

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  7. Have a wonderful day. I laughed when I read your turkey size - my husband always insists that we have "turkeyzilla" too! Kat

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  8. Eat some stuffing and cranberry sauce for me!

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  9. gobble gobble to you!!! happy turkey day - I LOVE pumpking pie - it is my favorite treat for the holiday.

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  10. Hi Becky,

    I know you guys will all have a blast! Happy Thanksgiving. All that great food sounds yummy, but I'll just have to wait until Thursday.

    I love your cup, and the colors of your table setting too. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kathy

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

    "No more turkey, but I'd like another serving of that bread he ate." -anonymous

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Sometimes, holiday frolic can lead to chaos. If so, no worries. Just go with it: have a bird, then...EAT IT!

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  13. Geez. How do you do it all, Becky? I would never have time to even sign on to my computer, let alone blog, on Thanksgiving morning.

    I'm always running around like a turkey with my head cut off when I cook that dinner.

    And there you are sipping a hot drink in a holiday cup!

    You are definitely a marvel. Enjoy the day!!

    =)

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  14. What a good idea -- having Thanksgiving on another day. *light bulb*

    Happy Thanx to all of you!

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  15. You know what - whenever the family can get together - that is THANKSGIVING! sandie

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  16. You must be a wonderful mother-in-law that you don't mind not having the dinner on the exact holiday. It always seems to be the age old problem for most people on where to celebrate on THE DAY, ha. I'm glad I never had that. hope it was wonderful.

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  17. Hello Becky....By the time you read this, I hope you are full of turkey and filled to the brim with happiness. Susan

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I rather wish we did Thanksgiving here in the UK. November is just the month when we need a nice celebration to cheer us up on these damp, foggy days. x

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  19. Thank you all so much! This morning, I'm kind of dragging. LOL We had a great time yesterday. The weather was nice enough that The Ronald was able to "play" outside with all the grandkids, which is what he really looks forward to! We only 10 grandkids this year!! 2 weren't able to attend!! Not sure when my text post will be, because I'm also trying to WRITE my book! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!
    *note* I decided I might as well just use this comment for today's post! ;)

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  20. I am so glad you had an awesome Thanksgiving! We did ours a week ago AND Christmas as my daughter and grandson were here --so my tree has been up and I'm done with all the presents and everything!

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