Friday, November 13, 2009

12 Days to Thanksgiving!

Everywhere I go all I see is Christmas.....I still need to get ready for Thanksgiving. My whole family will be here. My daughter is home, her three children, my son will be back after a month of training. His daughter will be here too. He leaves for Afghanistan after Christmas, so I want to enjoy every minute of the holidays. I just want to enjoy Thanksgiving first. I will start my countdown, I made my list...I need to get my linens ready, dishes and silver polished .

Our Menu

Roast Turkey
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Harvard Beets
Sweet Potato Rolls
Lemon Meringue Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Indian Fudge
Cranberry Bread
It is plain and simple, but most abundant, no one leaves hungry or empty handed.
We are very lucky to all be here together, many families will be apart for the holidays. My son's unit will replace another unit. They will home soon. Each one sacrifices so that we can have this time together and live with freedom. Many young families are apart. I want to be grateful for every moment we have as a family. Thank you God for this blessing!


Mumzie said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds very well planned. Enjoy every minute with your son before he goes. I too have noticed that everything is Christmas. I went looking for decorative turkey for my front and not a turkey to be found. I guess I should have started back in August. I like your menu and think I might just use it myself. Not sure what Harvard Beets are though. Please tell your son thank you for serving our country. My prayers are with him. Mumzie

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Donna,

Please tell your son THANK YOU!! How wonderful he will be home for Thanksgiving. What a blessing.

I too am getting my day planned for the 12 of us and my dining room still looks like Thanksgiving. Our menu doesn't change - it is all traditional foods.

Enjoy your time with your son and family!!

hugs, Linda

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Donna,
Reading your menu made my tummy rumble!!
Sounds so Yummy!!
I actually had forgotten about Thanksgiving, Ive been so wrapped up in thinking about Christmas!! LOL!!

Guess, I need to start planning, time is running out!!


Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Yes, Please tell your son Thank you for serving our country. Im so glad to hear he will be home with you on Thanksgiving.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Your menu sounds delish! And you realize the importance of family gathering and being thankful. It is very important to count our blessings & be thankful for everything. There is nothing we can ever do to thank the countless soldiers who have fought and are still fighting to protect our freedom. Please thank your son for us. I know they are just words, but come form the heart.
May God bless you all!

Ticking and Toile said...

Yum! Sounds fabulous~ I love Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for coming by my site! I've really enjoyed looking at all your fall decor & anxious to browse around some more!


Sue said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned and how nice to have your son at home......I wish him to be safe and for you to enjoy him and all your family....Happy Thanksgiving....Sue.

sweetjeanette said...

and what time should I be there? LOL! Sweet potato rolls? I've never had those, I bet they're wonderful! Enjoyed visiting your blog! Come say "hi"