Our 1st Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was terrific this year.  Though my heart ached and missed my family in Mt. Pleasant and Joe and his family in Minneapolis, we had a wonderful gathering of family at our house in Odessa.

I enjoyed pulling out my mother-in-law’s china and decorating the house.  There’s just something about fall that makes you want to bake and decorate!

The formal dinning room, with the kids table set and ready!

The formal dinning room, with the kids table set and ready!

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The table-scape

I had a fun time getting decorations for the table.  I found pumpkin candles and porcelain mini pumpkins at the Dollar Tree.   I spray painted a few gold and a few silver, then spread them out on top of the fall leaves that I also picked up at the Dollar Tree.  Total decoration cost: less than $20.00!  Love it!   Doesn’t everything look so nice with the china?

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Our family loves to play golf!  By using extra golf balls and tees to fill in the flowers, it held everything in placed and added a fun touch to the arrangement.

The best part of Thanksgiving – the people around the table!  Cousin Bethany and her husband brought their three precious little girls for dinner.  Aaron smoked the turkey and a ham and Bethany cooked delicious side dishes!   I was thankful for them this Thanksgiving.  Without Bethany and Aaron, I would have had to cook!  HA!  Just kidding,…..but seriously, I was so thankful.  Daddy Jim and Momma Jayne enjoyed time together, and Uncle Rocky came in at the last minute to stay with us!  Danny and Kayla drove over for dinner and Greta helped me all day prepare the house and decorate.  What a lovely dinner group!

Daddy Jim and Momma Jayne (also known as Mynaynee)

Daddy Jim and Momma Jayne (also known as Mynaynee)

 

The Reese Family!

The Reese Family!

 

Aaron and Bethany

Aaron and Bethany

 

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Danny and Kayla

 

The girls at the kids table

The girls at the kids table

 

 

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