Thanksgiving Blessings

For the past several years I have cooked the Thanksgiving feast.  The menu was extensive as it usually is.



  • artichoke and parmesen dip

Main Course

  • turkey
  • stuffing
  • butternut squash
  • creamy mashed potato
  • green bean casserole
  • creamed onions
  • candied yams
  • jello salad (family recipe)
  • cranberry bread
  • pumpkin bread
  • cranberry relish
  • cranberry whole berry sauce


  • pecan tart
  • pumpkin pie
  • apple pie

Everything is made from scratch as the Thanksgiving feast should be.  Everyone went home with full bellies and a memory of yet another Thanksgiving with family.

As another blogger has done an extremely nice job with her “Things to be thankful for “I will try and replicate a list.

Things to be Thankful for in the past year

  • Walker graduates from kindergarten and starts the 1st grade with a bang
  • Peyton successfully completes speech therapy and begins his 3 year old program at school
  • Reaching the 10 year anniversary mark with my husband
  • finally getting my act together and utilize facebook
  • having a good job in this job market
  • being constantly surrounded by good friends
  • knowing my children have a good sense of humor … and know when to use it
  • having a father that still likes to call to say good night to my kids
  • having a husband who is willing to put the Christmas lights up the day after Thanksgiving
  • having a job that allows me the luxury of working from home on Fridays
  • knowing my kids are compassionate as well as passionate about things that surround them
  • knowing that I live in a democracy that even though elections may not go the way I want I still have the right to vote
  • having made friends all over the world through my blog

I have certainly missed many but these are the highlights.  So… what are you thankful for this year?





Well this Halloween was a little more special because it fell on a Friday night.  We were all very excited.  We usually have two neighbors come over with their kids because we start to trick or treat.  We load them up on pizza before they engorge themselves with candy.

This year Peyton was a dragon while Walker was a Ninja Turtle.  The night was warm and comfortable.  We went around our circle with spirited hot chocolates for the adults.  We completed the circle of houses and came back home.  Once the kids were comfortable watching a movie the adults went outside to the warm fire and additional spirits.   


A Long Four Years to Come

I have not been posting entries concerning the torturous presidential election that has come to a close. I have friends on both side of the fence. I agree that everyone has the right to vote but would demand that they have a reason for voting the way they did other than the color of their skin or their gender. I feel that there are many that could not look past the promises and would dismiss the reality of those same promises being realized. Our country has elected a person who would not even wear an American flag pin. To me that is about as unpatriotic as it gets. I will some up my feelings with one quote from a movie.


“All you have done today is weakened a country”


                                           Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men