Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Giving Thanks

I realize we're already in December. Hanukkah started two nights ago, and we're only days away from Elley first birthday (What?!?! How did that happen?!?!) But I couldn't let time pass and not talk about her first Thanksgiving, right?
Thanksgiving Table
This was our table, basically full of gifts from our wedding and various celebrations. Basically, the only thing you can see in this photo that wasn't a gift from someone was the Happy Thanksgiving sign I found in the Dollar Spot at Target. (Along with my pumpkin pie you can barely see in the background.)
The boy spent most of the day cooking making gumbo, turkey (which he artfully arranged even), mashed potatoes, gravy, and macaroni and cheese. As for me, in addition to my previously mentioned pumpkin pie, I also made cranberry sauce.
Our Thanksgiving was actually a little different this year than normal, since we were celebrating with a group of friends. But it was a fun way of changing things up and doing things a little bit different than normal.
Thanksgiving Plate
As for Elley, she had a blast and ate every piece of food that was on her tray. Or at least she tried to eat every piece, but half of what she picked up didn't quite make it and ended up on the floor instead.
Happy thanksgiving!! Someone was a bit obsessed with pumpkin pie... Make that two someones!
Our course I didn't think to take a picture of her in action, but did remember one picture of the two of us together before the night was over. Plus she joined in with one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions, that of leftover pie for breakfast on Black Friday! This time we even captured picture evidence!
Leftover Pie
Hopefully everyone else had just as sweet of a Thanksgiving, and I'm wishing you all a very happy holiday season!


  1. Looks like lots of fun, especially pie time. Happy Chanukah wishes!

  2. Yum! Looks and sounds like you had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday! That is fun that you celebrated with friends.

    I can't believe Elley turns 1 tomorrow!!

  3. Reading about your feast is making me drool and I just ate a really big supper!

    I love setting our table with all our Denby dishes which we got in dribs and drabs as wedding presents. Then my friends totally surprised me at my impromptu wedding shower and finished off the set so using it reminds me of all those people.