Friday, November 26, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Yes, yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the US.  This has been a week of great blessing here at Willow's Cottage.  Blessings and Thanksgiving!  I am sharing this with others who join us with Friday Fave Fives.

1.  Our Arizona family and New Mexico son arrived on Monday!  It was my two sons' first visit to our home.  They have visited their sisters here, but neither had been able to come since we moved here.

2.  Family pictures happened.  Hopefully, we will have some available soon.  Someone took this photo on a cell phone while we were waiting for another set.  Uncle hanging with the young ones.


The Professor with his grandchildren--I snapped this one during another break.

3.  Thanksgiving Day!  Dinner with ALL the family for the first time in a decade. (We also were able to host a couple from our Bible Study class.)  And yes, we were so busy and having so much fun that we never took a single picture of our wonderful dinner of  so much food and SO MANY pies!  Apple, berry, pumpkin, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate pudding and mince pies.  Yeah, my kids love to cook and bake.  All of them.  We love to eat the pies, too!

4.  This morning, we got together one more time before the travelers left for the airport, and we opened our stockings gifts.  What a joy it was for me to see all the stockings hung up together above the fireplace!

5.  PAL is a true Arizona girl.  She has never seen snow.  And she prayed and we prayed, that it would snow.  It did! This morning!  Not much stuck, but she experienced small snowflakes falling on to her tongue and her mittens.

All the blessings of this week will stay with me through this next year.  I am so very thankful my West Coast families were all here to celebrate Thanksgiving with us.

10 comments:

Deb said...

So glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving and were able to gather with your family. Enjoy the long weekend.

Susan said...

So nice that you got to be with family. All those pies sound so good. I would choose the berry pie for sure with icecream.

Sandi said...

Sweet photos. Look at all those stockings! A true blessing.

Wendy said...

Oh how lovely to get everyone together for Thanksgiving. We've all had such a difficult time during the pandemic. Hope you're relaxing now - entertaining, even family, is hard work.

a spirit of simplicity said...

It must have been so wonderful to have your family together. What a treat! All of your stockings look so sweet hung by the chimney with care.

Faith said...

Oh how absolutely wonderful to have your entire family for Thanksgiving. We did too and it was just amazing. Difficult in one way which I'm not going to reveal just yet. That will be a whole blog post....at some point......

I LOVE that your granddaughter could finally "taste" and see snow!!

Treasure all the memories......

ellen b. said...

So so happy to read that all of you were able to be together in your new home. So special. That's a lot of pie. :) Yippee for snowflakes on the tongue! Happy Thanksgiving! I was going to write Happy Belated Thanksgiving but that just seems wrong when we have so much to be thankful for everyday!!

Barbara Harper said...

How wonderful to have so much of the family together! I'm especially touched by your granddaughter's prayer for snow and God's answer.

You asked on my blog about whether King Arthur had a gluten free flour. Yes, I have used their "measure for measure" GF flour before with success, though not with pie crusts. For the pie, I used King Arthur's Gluten Free Pie Mix.

nikkipolani said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh, yes, it's great to be with family for the Holidays. This was the first Thanksgiving in 14 years that I was able to spend with my son and his family. Now that I live close to them I can be with them in 30 minutes. It's wonderful! You have a lovely family, and I sense that you are all extremely close. Just as it should be. God bless you and yours now and always. Hugs.