Friday, November 27, 2009

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did at our home. Here is our table. I should have lit the candles before I took the picture. We did light them for dinner, but Jackson just kept asking to blow them out . I think he's mixed up with birthday candles. Should have ironed that tablecloth, too, but our food was just as good with the wrinkles.


I copied an idea from another blog on the candleholders. I was at Dollar Tree and found the glaass cylinders and glass candlesticks and glued them together, plopped down a candle and some leaves inside and called it done. I'll reuse them at Christmas with something festive inside. There were 8 adults and 2 kids, so we all got to sit at the dining room table together. I wish I had taken a picture once we were at the table. I guess there was too much on my mind to think straight.

Here is the menu I printed out. It says: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, lima beans, cornbread dressing,macaroni and cheese, strawberry pretzel salad, fudge pie, apple pie. Add to that sweet potato casserole and creamed corn. Toooo much , I know, but Shawn likes corn,
Shannon sweet potatoes, Joey lima beans,Mother mashed potatoes, Daddy dressing, etc. You get the idea...

Some serious cooking going on at the stovetop...

and in the oven...


We made Shannon's brown bag turkey and it turned out so moist and delicious. Yes it was cooked in a paper grocery sack. Click here, http://shannonhaynes.blogspot.com/2009/11/thanksgiving-traditions-brown-bag.html for her post with directions. You will be glad you did. Shannon and Jackson made some cute and tasty turkey cookies to bring.
Here are our pies. I made apple and fudge. Mmm...

While the food cooked we passed the baby around...

and played Pictionary Man.

A little more Fall decor.


Our sweet baby, Hudson in his cute turkey shirt.


And big brother, Jackson, sporting a cute turkey shirt Shannon made. He looks a little mischevious here , don't you think?

Mother got a reclining wheelchair so she and Daddy were able to join the festivities.


Buddy and his favorite boys.


Mimi loves these little fellows.


We truly do have a lot to be thankful for this year.


12 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Looks like you had a perfect Thanksgiving! Great pictures. The little ones are adorable! And so are your parents. What a blessing to have them all! -Tammy

Anonymous said...

One of the best dinners I ever ate. I am so thankful for our wonderful family.

Cara said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving, Sheila! Your boys are absolutely adorable, how fun to have a precious new one for the holidays!

Blessings,
Cara

P.S. I am in total LOVE with your fireplace, gorgeous!!

racheld said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving, what a lovely family and home you have, and what a blessing to have all the generations together!!

You've filled all my longings for another Mississippi Thanksgiving---ours was as close as I could make it. I did include a pumpkin pie for our Hoosier DDIL.

This was just lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great looking family! Sounds like you had a wonderful day of good food and company.
Glenda

Linda Stubbs said...

I just became a follower. Thank you for coming over to the sign up for the Tea Cozy Giveaway!

Your little ones are the cutest! Love your recipe and need to try that brown bag for a turkey. Sounds so interesting!

Have a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas to celebrate JESUS!

Blessings, Linda

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That looks to be the PERFECT Thanksgiving day!! Shelia your little grandsons are just ADORABLE! Happy late Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your table is beautiful! Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm now following yours, love it!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a great post! Looks like the prefect Thanksgiving day to me. So happy you are enjoying your new grandbaby
Maggie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything looks so lovely and delicious. And the baby is so precious.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Pictures tell it all...looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

Hollis said...

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