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A Festive Thanksgiving Weekend

Hello to you all, and depending on where you are in the world good morning or good afternoon.  It is early morning here in northern Illinois, and it is foggy this morning.  We haven’t seen but a fleeting peek of the sun since last Tuesday.  We are getting used to these dark and dreary days.

For the Thanksgiving holiday we drove to my brother-in-law’s house which is 4 hours away.  However, it took closer to 5 hours to get there as traffic on Wednesday was a bit crazy–no surprise as it was the day before Thanksgiving.  We headed south and drove around the city of Chicago.  As we left the city the rain started and didn’t stop the whole way.  The big story, however, was the wind.  I drove for a little bit and it took concentration and effort to keep the car on the road–very tiring.

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We woke on Thanksgiving morning to a light dusting of snow.  It was so pretty, but didn’t last the day.  My brother-in-law and his family live on a beautiful lake and this is the view from the main floor of their home.

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The kitchen was a busy place on Thanksgiving; everyone lent a hand getting dinner on the table.  Our three girls all sat at the breakfast bar and us ‘old people’ sat at the table.

We had green beans, roasted squash, mashed sweet potatoes and white potatoes, cranberry cilantro relish, stuffing, salad, bread, and of course turkey and gravy.

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For desert we had pumpkin pie, berry pie, apple turnover, and pumpkin cheesecake!  I couldn’t decide, so I tried them all!

We arrived back home yesterday evening.  The traffic wasn’t bad.  That’ll happen today!  Ugh!  I am sorry for all of you that have to travel today–not fun.  Tomorrow it is back to school and back to work.

I will be having my Christmas ensembles available for sale starting this week.  I am not sure which day that will start, but keep an eye out if you are interested in a new ensemble for your Little Darlings, Pukipuki, or Amelia Thimble.

Enjoy your Sunday friends! ❤



Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

Wishing all of my readers in the US a very happy Thanksgiving Day!  I hope you enjoy a special dinner with your family today.  I am thankful to have my baby (my daughter) home from college for a few days.


As a special treat, Helen Kish’s Zsu Zse is here to help wish you a Happy Turkey Day.  She’s been busy, along with Teddy, baking pies.

I am also thankful for all of you, my dear readers!

Happy Thanksgiving

A happy Thanksgiving to one and all.  Wishing you all a peaceful holiday filled with love, family, friends, and of course, lots of good food.

Looking through my photo archives I found this picture from 2005.  Riley (by Helen Kish) is very thankful for a long list of things.  Let’s let her remind us of all we are thankful for too.