Thursday, November 22, 2012

Praise and Thanksgiving

I don't often try to capture special events with my camera - I'm usually just after the daily details.  But today, as the mood struck, I picked up my camera and captured a chronology I love (see 2010's here). 

I don't have pictures of my husband setting off on a bike ride, or Genevieve hot on the trail of her new game, Hangman, or the apple pie my father-in-law made with a fancy crust.  But now I wrote it down and I'll remember.

Out of bed directly outside to see the bunny.

The ugly bird - raised with care and purity by Rebecca and her family. 
Still in pajamas, but breakfasted on buckwheat cakes. (I finally got dressed at 10:30).
My mother-in-law's sideboard with an oak leaf my children gave her.

Another entrancing tableau.
The cranberry relish I contributed.
My mother-in-law makes the best mashed sweet potatoes with fresh cranberries. (It's not possible to have enough cranberries on Thanksgiving, in my opinion.)
Ben declined chocolate pecan pie to sit and draw apart.  He collected admirers.

It was a lovely, relaxed day.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, God.


Julian said...

Beautiful. Thankyou for sharing!

Hazel said...

We're English, but my mum has always said she thinks Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday- celebration with family without pressure of perfection and commercialisation. It's how Christmas should be.

I would add, however, that she has no idea that Pinterest even exists, and the pressure for the perfect Thanksgiving table setting/children's craft/bunting/vignette that it is possible to put oneself through!

Your day looked lovely.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Thank you for sharing photos from your lovely day.. SO proud you had a good Thanksgiving..God is awsome.

Tracy said...

Beautiful, Margo.

BLD in MT said...

Wonderful! Simply wonderful!