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...
It looks like it was a wonderful, celebratory weekend for all! Holiday dinners always are yummy...it's the clean up I never enjoyed. And at Mom's there never was a dishwasher (other than me and one or two others). :-)ReplyDelete
It was a lovely holiday, Kim. And the cleanup wasn't too bad as there were only 5 of us. My daughter does have a dishwasher, but we didn't use it.Delete
It seems the very satisfactory kind of Thanksgiving, with Plan A's melding into Plan B's, plus perfect changing seasonal decorations!ReplyDelete
Yes, Joanne, the plans changed a bit here and there... but it all worked out. And as you can see, the decor changed too... quite quickly.Delete
Such nice pictures. It looks like it was a small but delightful gathering. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday with me. :-)ReplyDelete
It's nice to share these times, DJan... just as it's wonderful that you share your hiking adventures with us. I continue to enlarge your wonderful pictures on the trails and feel like I'm virtually hiking with you.Delete
Your Thanksgiving day sounds just perfect! Your daughter has a beautiful place, inside and outside! I LOVE her dining room/living room? It's easy to see that she is a designer. Glad you had nice trip.ReplyDelete
It is a combination dining room/living room. They bought a 2 story log cabin home on some acreage about 8 years ago and have been working on it ever since. She just got the front room almost finished.Delete
what an idyllic holiday, the pumpkin photo looks like a moody paintingReplyDelete
My daughter loves pumpkins. She had beaucoup pumpkins everywhere!Delete
Looks like you had a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
I bet your cats were so pleased to see you, I know ours don't even like us going shopping, lol, they look sulky when we say goodbye and so please when we come back ha ha
We did have a wonderful time, Briony. And yes, the cats were very happy to see us when we returned. They were frantic the day we left... and followed us around crying and climbing into our luggage, etc. It's amazing how worried they get when they know somethings going on.Delete
What a wonderful holiday you had Rian with your family. I agree the wonders of technology make connecting so much easier.ReplyDelete
The kitties are so lucky to have a real tree. I wouldn't dare as I expect I'd come home to destruction. Thus far Sheldon has chewed on (and thrown up) some of the needles on the fake tree. One ornament, which is shatterproof lost its top, but beyond that the tree has withstood the kitten forays. Eli hasn't even bothered with it, he's too busy crawling and trying to stand on his own.
Hi Eileen, luckily our kitties don't seem to eat the tree and we cover the part that contains the water so they can't get to it. But they love lying under it, chasing each other around it, and occasionally knocking an ornament or 2 off. You mentioned Eli - is this your grandchild? I tried to click on your blog title to catch up, but it told me that it wasn't public...Delete