Thanksgiving ~ What are YOU thankful for???

I’m thankful for our family, thankful the Lord blessed our children with safe travels yesterday and thankful we live in a land of freedoms.

DSCF9603Stacie and her family arrived around lunchtime.   We made pumpkin pies, got the rest of the food ready for today.    Enjoyed a nice visit,  and a good pulled pork sandwich dinner.    Lane took the kids and went to Brownwood to visit with his family for a few hours.   It’s good that they’re so close which allows multiple visits.

Laura and Emylee arrived early evening.   They had a long day of travels as Laura had to drive to San Antonio to pick Emylee up from UTSA where she’s majoring in music.   We were glad to see them safely here.   More visiting,  lots of laughter and reminiscing.   Think we finally started shuffling off to bed in shifts about 11 PM.   I know it was after 2:30 AM before I went to sleep.

Stacie and I wrestled the 25 lb turkey out of his bag,  repackaged the spare parts and prepared the turkey for the oven.    He was in the oven roasting by 1 AM.   Sure was nice to wake up to a turkey scented house at 7AM!    I love that smell.

Ernie and Laura made up a batch of homemade biscuits for breakfast.   Those were yummy…served with home made orange/lemon marmalade and honey.   Good stuff!

DSCF9595We sat down to Turkey dinner at 1 PM and dessert about 3:30 PM.   Now we’re all stuffed, sleepy and happy.   Only bad thing is Stacie and Lane have to leave soon as he has to work tomorrow.   We’ll see Stacie again next week as she’s coming back to house/kitty sit while we’re in Houston.

Laura and Emylee get to spend another night before heading back to San Antonio.  Here they are enjoying a reading break after dinner.   DSCF9610 (2)

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Alli, Reed and Emylee enjoying a buffet of yummy desserts.  Pumpkin bars, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie,  Cherry Cobbler, Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake and an Apple Crumble pie….with Ice cream and whipped cream of course!   We’re all on a pure sugar high right now :-)

All in all,  it’s been a great day!   Of course, the big draw now is the TV and the football games.

Lance and Leslie and kiddos will come in sometime tomorrow for a short visit.  We’re so thankful to have 3 of our 4 children close enough to allow visits.   It’s hard to get everyone off at the same time, but well worth it when it happens!

DSCF9609I think the picture of BG says it all….She has had her plate of leftovers, taken her afternoon constitutional and now she’s ready to nap.

DSCF9600 ApacheKat had a few bites of turkey and as you can see,  she was ready for more!  It’s so wonderful to see her out and active and being a normal kitty again!   Thank you Lord for answered prayers.

Susan ~ Patchkat

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4 responses to “Thanksgiving ~ What are YOU thankful for???

  1. Great post. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Mom, dad, and I went to my sisters house 80 miles away. We hadn’t been to her new home before, and we had a very nice visit along with a great meal. I am thankful we made it there and back home safe and sound.

  2. Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. I am so lucky that my three kids live within a 10-15 min. drive from me. It’s so easy for us to get together. One son-in-law cooked dinner today and I will be at my son’s girlfriend’s parents’ home tomorrow evening when he will prepare dinner. Her mom had hip surgery last week and not up to the cooking yet.

  3. You have a beautiful family and it sounds like you and Ernie had a truely blessed Thanksgiving. I’m so happy for you. Blessings, Ann