Our family get-together at my daughter's house was minus the boys and their families. Oldest son and his family celebrated Thanksgiving in Hawaii due to distance and youngest son and his celebrated at home due to an unexpected turn of events in his wife's family.
But still, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner (with lots and lots of leftovers due to the shortage of expected mouths). But between us, we put a pretty good dent in the Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, cranberry sauce, etc... not to mention desserts.
Our daughter graduated with an Interior Design degree and worked as a designer for a few years after college. But after moving from Dallas, she started working as a Closer for Title companies and has continued to do this. However... she is obviously a designer at heart as she is constantly changing things in her home. It is always a work in progress... painting and repainting, redoing the decor, etc.
From Thursday's Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins and Fall leaves, etc. we moved on to Christmas decor by Friday night.
|Thursday's Thanksgiving pumpkins|
|Christmas is infiltrating the room by Friday evening|
By Friday evening, we had 4 woodland Christmas trees... 2 owl trees, one a dove tree, and one with the possibility of being an acorn and squirrel tree...
|pond in back of house|
|daughter and I in hammock by pond|
|scenery in front of porch with dog, chickens, and horse|
(hazy - have to look closely)
Later we watched grand daughter working one of the horses...
Then there's Willow (who is getting up in age) as well as Coco - cat in picture below that is our Tux and Julie's sibling.
|some chickens following us around|
Needless to say, Tux, Julie, and Ghost were not happy to be left home alone for those few days, and although they were well taken care of by our neighbor, they were very happy to have us return. To make up for it, we went out and bought their Christmas tree Sunday afternoon. Our cats love having a real tree in the house and spend a good bit of the Christmas season under it, climbing it, etc.
Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too! Now that we're back home, I will catch up on reading the blogs I missed...