Thankful Indeed


My mother has often said that Thanksgiving is the best holiday – even better than Christmas – because the focus is simply on a wonderful meal with family.

The day is not preceded by weeks of “getting ready”.
There are no cards to write, gifts to buy, decorations to install, or packages to wrap – so you are less weary when the festivities begin. With Thanksgiving, you get the love and good food aspects of Christmas – but are much less frazzled by all the preparations. Mum does have a point! (How come I never realized how smart she is, when I was growing up?) 😉


But while we’re on the subject, I would add that there’s nothing more heartwarming than when your offspring take on some of the holiday responsibilities. Our younger daughter hosted Thanksgiving at her house this year. She did a marvelous job. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was so warm and cozy!

This photo was taken right before we sat down to eat. The plates looked quite different moments later, as we feasted on turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, fresh baked bread, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie! Fortunately, there are still a few leftovers!

I’d love to hear about your day, too. 😀


Things to Love About Thanksgiving


In the spirit of some holiday fun, here are:

Crystal’s Top 5 Things to Love About Thanksgiving

1. The incredible aroma wafting through the house as the meal is prepared!

2. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – so comforting to have it on in the background while bustling in the kitchen. It’s been part of Thanksgiving in my home since I was a little kid!

3. Pumpkin Pie!!!!! In general, I could live without desserts if I had to. Sure, I like them, but it’s the main part of any meal that I enjoy most. However, I am CRAZY about Pumpkin Pie!

4. It’s a long weekend! (Hope it is for you, too.)

5. Leftovers! Is there anything better than a turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving? Well, maybe a turkey sandwich that’s made with a little stuffing and cranberry sauce!


Sweet Kids,
I’m thankful for you! May those who celebrate Thanksgiving have a day filled with love, serenity, and lots of good food. And may all of us have a great weekend. 🙂

See you on Monday!