Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week full of family and fun!

My sister, her husband, their 2 small children, and my brother made the long drive from Minnesota to Texas to spend the week.  They came on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and left on the Saturday after.   When you add our 2 girls and their families it made for a lively group of 15, with 6 being children 6 and under.

Fun times.
Memory making times.

Sad to say I didn't get a lot of pictures.  But, I did get a few and I will share those in the coming days.  

Along with them in their car from Minnesota came a little bug.  It made Emma sick on the way down, it hit Evan first thing Monday morning, and then went to Jim {sister's husband}, then me, to Bob and my brother.  The only one in the house that survived was my sister.  We stayed away from  Laura and Jessica's families until Wednesday hoping to spare them.

Everyone was well on Thanksgiving {so we were extra thankful!} and preparations were kept very simple!  I used my everyday dishes and paper napkins but I think the table was pretty in a very simple way.

My girls really did the bulk of the cooking so it was very easy for me.  I think the only thing I made was the gravy! 
I love having adult daughters:-)

The glimpse below is of the children's table ~ brown paper covered their table.

We had a wonderful time together.  
I am so thankful for my family!


Jen S. said...

I love your table and all of your decorations...they're so nice and pretty!

I'm sorry to hear almost everyone got sick...that's terrible. But glad you were all well for Thanksgiving.

Here's to a great week ahead! :)

PS--thanks for the nice comments you leave me on my blog!

Lori said...

Sounds wonderful, except for the bug part. We managed only one sick out of 25. Yes, that is how many we seated and I agree, I love my daughter's are of cooking age! Sure did help.

jessica said...

We had a great time! Your table is so cute.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sue, this looks wonderful! Sorry that everyone was coming down with a bug, though! I love the children's table! I bet they enjoyed it, too!

Debbie said...

Blogger ate my comment.
Bah Blogbug.

In case it shows up, I don't want to repeat. I'm glad you're all healthy now, and I loved the kiddie table best of all.

Trying again...

The Martys said...

We had a great time too. Sorry for the bug. The tables were both great. Good job!!