Hello, Dear Friends, I have missed you!
While I was gone we had a new addition
to our family......
Meet Gavin Eric, our new grandson,
born to daughter Heather and husband Eric.
We are so very blessed.
We have been enjoying our new little
bundle of joy!
We all gathered here for our Thanksgiving
dinner, feeling very grateful.
I enjoyed decorating and setting up for our
It's a wonderful excuse to get the whole house cleaned :)
Everything is tidy and ready for guests.
All except for Ramblin' Man's newspaper,
slippers and remotes :)
I went to the 'Funky Junk' flea market with my
daughter Jennie and found these green patterned plates.
I love the scene on this one of 'apple picking time'.
The sweet potted plant is a gift from my DIL, Erica <3
I finally have enough collected
vintage etched wine glasses for everyone!
I baked a giant apple pie.
It took me all afternoon the
day before Thanksgiving to peel
3 bags of apples and make the crust.
I used my 'new' marble rolling pin
that I found at the thrift store for $5.
I saw similar new ones for nearly $100
recently. I was pleased with this 'find'
and I can tell you, it rolls the crust
so nicely. It's really heavy, so
I didn't need to apply any extra pressure.
It turned out rustic, but delicious.
My 'secret' spice blend is
cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
My eldest son, Gabe, made two pumpkin pies, too.
He is an amazing cook.
Here he is with his little one, Ethan,
taking a ride in Gramma's laundry basket.
Ethan is already 18 mos. old now,
and talking up a storm.
Waiting for dinner in the crocheted
sweater I made for him.
Here is Uncle Dustin holding his two nephews.
Dustin is my youngest.
Dustin and wife, Jen.
Erica and son, Ethan.
Sneaking a kiss!
The new family, Eric, Heather and Gavin.
I was busy cooking away!
A twenty pound turkey!
Everyone brought something to the table.
Time to eat!
And later we demolished the pies!
All tuckered out and ready to go home!
Now the house is suddenly quiet.
This house that my four children
were raised in.
The dishes are washed and put away,
the leftovers distributed.....
The wine gone, amidst toasts and laughter.
It was a wonderful day, gathered together
to count our blessings.
I wish you many blessings, too, my friends,
as we move forward into this magical season