We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
Lots of cooking. Much eating. Abundant hugs. Considerable giggles. Immeasurable love. Full bellies. Endless stories told. Loads of games played. Countless walks in the woods. No shopping. Very little driving.
On Thanksgiving days we watched the moon come through our window.
And the candles flickering long after dark.
The next day some meatballs were in order. (I mean "ordered" - by the kiddos)
Followed by leftover chocolate pie. (funny how they won't eat leftover turkey but leftover pie... no problem.) Hmmm....
Then with full bellies, they settled in to watch this movie.
And mom (that's me) made herself a plate of yummy leftovers. Dad had to work.
The next day dad was home and we added roasted cauliflower, mushrooms and onions to our leftover bonanza. I was about to write "just to brighten things up a bit" when I realized that mushrooms and cauliflower were not the brightest of veggies. But they are quite yummy!
Then on Sunday, dad took the boys to the flying field to test out their new airplanes - and socialize with other folks who "get" what they're talking about. While the girls (that would be Abigail and I) stayed home and made soup from the final bits of turkey.
Large bowls of this soup were gobbled up by all, with no complaints or requests for peanut butter and jelly. And my daughter told me that I was such a great cook that I should have my own show on the Food Network. But Ezra quickly chimed in with, "But if she's working on the food network she won't have any time to cook for us!" No worries kiddos - this mama is plenty happy right where she is... besides, the food network hasn't called.
And so concludes my Thanksgiving post of food - mainly because very little crafting was done. It was nice to turn off the computer and sewing machine and just "be" with my kiddos for four days. But I did get in a bit of knitting, and several of the handmade gifts I purchased arrived in the mail today, and I will be sharing some holiday gifts that I'm working on real soon.
Hope you had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Happy Monday Everyone!