To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
December 2, 2019
THANKSGIVING LOOKBOOK FOR 2019
The creation of the Thanksgiving gathering takes alot
of planning, scheduling, shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning
So, I am moving a bit slower moving on to Christmas preparation...
but....I'll get there....slowly but surely!
Here are a few highlights of our Thanksgiving festivities!
We held our familly dinner off until Saturday until
our youngst could drive home from Austin....
Thursday dinner was a big pot of chili, french bread and a
delicious Brownie White Chocolate Mocha Trifle...a huge hit!
And, then there is full day of football games!
Satuday turned out to be a beautiful day....with the sun shining
and the temperature cool, breezy but not cold...perfect
for the Turkey Fry!
Yes, there was the ever beloved cheese ball....
the darling's favorite....actually, we all tease him about this......
"Dad has to have his cheese ball!!!!"
I did not do a huge appetizer table as I normally do since
there were just a few of us this year...
the Atlanta family was not able
to fly home and Nick and Cat were entertaining Cat's family this year....
however, they did join us Saturday evening to enjoy the leftovers!