candy turkeys and a happy thanksgiving day

We have much to be thankful for. God proves Himself faithful and generous in every way. This year, we are particularly grateful for the fact that our son and his family now live nearby.

Thanksgiving Day started early. DH picked the twins up a bit after 8:00 and took them to church with him and our three daughters for the annual Thanksgiving Worship service. At home, I waited for my Dad to arrive. It was great to have him join us. Genny was supposed to come, as well, but was unable to make it. She joined her daughter and son-in-law instead.

Dad brought a special gift to me. I drew this sketch of the little barn behind our house on the wall of my closet when I was perhaps 14 year old. Dad and Mom saved it when the house was torn down and Dad had it framed to give to me. Something I will treasure.

sketch of our little barn

After church, the twins took part in a family tradition. We’ve been doing this for many years. Making candy turkeys!

making candy turkeys

making candy turkeys

making candy turkeys

making candy turkeys

For Thanksgiving dinner, we headed to the family farm where our older son and his family live. The twins are the seventh generation of our family to live on the farm.

family farm

A candy turkey for each dinner plate…

a candy turkey for every plate

a candy turkey for every plate

The turkey was delicious! As were the other dishes…stuffing with oysters, sweet potatoes, au gratin potatoes, mashed potatoes, pasta and cheese, homemade rolls, green beans with mushroom sauce, corn casserole…I’m forgetting dishes, I’m sure.

carving the delicious turkey

After dinner, we played Apples to Apples. Fun!

Apples to Apples

Rose Red showed the kitty to Great-Pa.

showing the kitty to Great-Pa

Then dessert. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake

And chocolate chess pie.

Thanksgiving dessert

Not to mention the pumpkin pie, the apple pie or the peach pie…

After we came home, we worked on stringing more popcorn and cranberry strings while we watched Brave.

popcorn and cranberry strings

We plan to put up the living room tree today.


One Comment

  1. genny
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry that I did not get to make it for Thanksgiving. It looks like a wonderful day. The barn picture sure turned out nice, didn’t it.

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