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Thanksgiving Recap...

A week ago today I was cooking up a storm!
Getting ready for the BIG day...


I'd like to share with you a few pictures of 
Thanksgiving Day here at our house.

My centerpiece made from a "hollowed" out pumpkin 
and a few bunches of flowers...
The table...
Close-up of the table.
Can you see the place cards...
Our family...
The guest of honor...

The buffet was set up in the kitchen.
This made it so easy for me...
A close-up of the buffet table.
I label EVERYTHING so I know where things go in the craziness
of getting the food out...
After dinner, we worked on decorating 
Gingerbread Houses that the Colonel
put together the day before...
Yes, I covered my pretty tablecloth with a plastic one first...
My mom and Michael...
Even grownups had fun decorating!
The Colonel's sister and her husband...

My nephew Davey...
The completed houses.
Yes, one house collapsed... 
Time for dessert...
Finished washing dishes...
Something sweet to take home.
Recipe coming on FRIDAY...

My sister, mom and me...
The Colonel and me...

My kids...

Thank you Lord for a beautiful day,
 fun time with family
and for everything YOU have given to me.

Something easy on the menu at our house tonight
since I have to play the piano for church:

Enjoy your day!


  1. Morning Lois,
    What a beautiful table, loved your centerpc. so pretty, as was the whole table. Your placecards came out really cute too! Wow, you had a crowd!

    What a fun idea to make gingerbread houses, bet everyone enjoyed that.
    They are fun to make, haven't done any in years tho. So nice the col.
    helped with that too!! What would we do without our helpful hubbies???

    Looks like a fun day had by all,
    and I so enjoyed seeing the pics of you and your family. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    Hope Olivia made it back to college safe and sound, and know you are counting the days till she is home again. Gives you time to get as much done as possible, so you can enjoy her when she gets there.

    Have a Sweet Day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving! And so organized! I'll have to try that next year!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  3. Wow..what a week huh/! Us too, I wish my mom was still with me! Love it all, such a cute centerpiece! ;D

  4. So awesome, Lois. I don't know that I could handle such a large gathering, but you have it down to a science. Lots of fun to be had all around.

  5. Your Thanksgiving looked so lovely and fun. I loved the idea of decorating gingerbread houses! Have blessed day! Elena

  6. Pretty table, nice family. You'll have more memories than leftovers, and that's a good thing.

  7. Everything looks so perfect, Lois! Love that you decorate the gingerbread houses afterwards! Is that a tradition? Love that!

    Love that centerpiece too!

    I can tell it was a wonderful Thanksgiving at your house!


  8. Looks like a wonderful day all around. The centerpiece is so pretty and the food looks yummy, but the really nice thing is all of those happy memories you made with your family. Loved the pictures.

  9. Looks fantastic :)

    I'm glad you had a good time with your family and I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas lol.

    And thank you for the feedback on my posts. I really appreciate it.


  10. What a fantastic hostess you are and your organization made the day so special for each one. Looks like a great family gathering and so nice I'm sure to have your husband home this year! Many blessings from the Lord's gracious hand! Thank you for your visit! I'm always blessed stopping by your place!

  11. First of all I am shocked at what a big family dinner you had. I had no idea.

    What I am not shocked about was how wonderful it was. You put on a great dinner. Even had gifts to take home.

    I'm not surprised. You did a great job!


  12. Everything looked just wonderful! Such a pretty table. And quite the crowd too! I REALLY like your buffet line idea. Were their warmers under the dishes, or just the holders...either way, how perfect is this! And a gift to bring home? I LOVE it...OH! and I love the gingerbread houses idea too. How fun. My grands would have loved that.

  13. A wonderful recap of a very special day with very special family. Beautiful table and yummy food :)

  14. Oh, my goodness...that is one huge table...looks like y'all had a houseful! Doesn't that make it all the more FUN?

  15. Beautiful family Lois, and what a great idea to decorate the gingerbread houses. I also like the idea of labeling the pans, gotta use that at Christmas.I can't believe how grown up Michael and Olivia are. My how time passes so swiftly.

  16. Your wonderful photos show a happy family that is having a grand time at your house! Making memories that will last a lifetime. You did a terrific job with the table and centerpiece and I know the food was scrumptious. Great idea to do the gingerbread houses! It's all very lovely, good job!!

  17. beautiful and organized! At my house we usually just put a tablecloth on the table and use the nice dishes and call it good. :) Maybe next year....:)

  18. I love your Thanksgiving organization! I have to take notes! Love your blog! So happy that you came over and liked mine and now I found yours!! Happy Thursday! I am your newest fan!

  19. Amazing and so beautiful! How blessed you are to have the space to host such a large gathering!


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