Gratitude Challenge: Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is over but the Gratitude Challenge continues (at least for me!) though the end of November.  I am thankful for the long holiday weekend.

I didn’t realize how much I’d been pushing myself, or the girls.  I didn’t realize how much stress I had been heaping upon myself or my family.  It was wonderful to take several days off and just hang out as a family. 

We didn’t have a fancy Thanksgiving. In fact I wasn’t too pleased with how my stuffing turned out and I messed up the cranberry orange relish but I loved having my girls helping out with the dinner process and hanging out and playing games.


Tailorbear helps get the turkey ready!  She asked if she could do it and I was happy to let her do the job.  <shh> don’t tell her but it’s really a job that nobody wants.  She seemed to enjoy it though and I am grateful for her help.


With all the cooking going on I did not want to make breakfast.  Turtlegirl and I picked up some caramel apple rolls for a quick light breakfast. Of course no one could eat until the Turkey was started in the roaster.


I treasure the memories that we make as a family.  Hanging out, playing games, snacking on homemade Chex Mix, then enjoying a feast of good food, it doesn’t get any better than that!


  1. Oooh... homemade Chex Mix. My family wants to come over and join you. :)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! It looks wonderful!
    Are you going to bring the homemade Chex Mix to coffee hour soon?

  3. Adorable children!!! :) Happy Thanksgiving from 2014 back to this 2011 post.


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