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Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 and a Thanksgiving Tree

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. It was very small. Just seven of us. 
I wanted to show you my Thanksgiving Tree I did in the front room of the house. I took a small tree and placed it among the crocks and put brown ornaments on it and stashes of autumn leaves. Today it was transformed into a woodland Christmas tree.



I do almost all the cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday. That way I just reheat and pop in the oven things at the last minute. I even do my mashed potatoes the day before and just scoop them all into the crock pot and refrigerate until the next day. A few hours before I place them in the crock pot base and turn on high stirring a few times. The kitchen is much less messy on the day of and I can relax more and enjoy everyone else.

My oldest is a hospice nurse and was called out for a couple visits but managed to make it just in time to eat. I was so thankful she could sit down with us.






It has been a very good year full of lots of good changes for our little family and we are so thankful to have our girls and a loving home.


13 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a beautiful family.

I do the same thing and make everything but the turkey the day before. It's so much easier that way.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

Ours was small also only 5 people. I made most of my stuff the day before. Had every little dishes to wash on thanksgiving day. But the day before I was swimming in them.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love the idea of 7 people being a small gathering...for me that's huge. Great to hear that you had a wonderful day.

Jen

curlyrose49 said...

What a wonderful idea to make everything ahead of time! I always feel like I miss out with visiting because I am in the kitchen so I will give this a try at Christmas :) Love the small family group and the photo's are wonderful memories :)

Kris said...

What a great picture of you and Dean!!! Love that you had such a nice day, and that your daughter made it home in time to share the meal together!
xo Kris

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your tree and I love your beautiful family pictues. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Great picture, you look so pretty!

Balisha said...

I have a little woodland tree too. I't in our breakfast nook. It stays there all year long with changes for the seasons.
I do my meal the same way as you. I get to really enjoy my holiday that way.
Balisha

Acorn to Oak said...

I like your Thanksgiving tree and how you decorated with it among the crocks and pumpkins. I saw a Fall tree at Pier One this year and started collecting ornaments to eventually do that too. I ordered a couple of small trees on Amazon. I'll use one for that next year. This year, I plan to start small themed Christmas trees throughout the house. I'm excited! :-)

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family.

Linda W. said...

Love your Thanksgiving tree! Wonderful family photos. Glad everyone was together for the big meal. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Debbiedoos said...

Love your tree and I love to see your family!

GinaE said...

You look so, so pretty in the last photo!! So, glad your family had a lovely holiday.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a brilliant idea to decorate the tree for Thanksgiving! Setting up the tree and getting the lights on are the time consuming parts, now you can decorate at your leisure:>) You have the cutest darn family! I'm so glad you had a good Thanksgiving together!