Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Excitement

Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is this coming weekend.
And excitement is brewing in this family!

Thanksgiving dinner this year is at my house.
Which is only fair, because we were out West last year and were not home for Thanksgiving.

My brothers and sisters are phoning me to iron out food menu and details of our dinner.
The phone is ringing constantly!

Hilarious brother calls me...."Hey I have to....uhhh....errrr...bake anything??"
I tell him....nope....just bring potato chips and pretzels.

Sweet sister calls me...." you have a minute?"
An hour and a half later I hang up....I still don't quite remember why she called me to begin with??

Darling nephew from up North calls me....."Aunt you mind if my girlfriend joins us and also a couple of buddies who can't get home for Thanksgiving??"
Sure my darlin', I say.....yesterday my count was 14 people...not sure how many will actually sit at my table this coming weekend....or should I say....tables??

Most wonderful Mother calls me....."Sweetheart....what can I bring for dinner?"
I say to her....nothing Mom, just bring your wonderful self....but now that you mentioned it, can you bring your delicious dressing??
Is it just me, or do Mothers always have the market on the best turkey dressing??

 My family, the most precious people in my world!
Can't wait to get together this weekend.

All the above pictures were taken from a road side pumpkin patch.
We were picking up pumpkins for our home Fall display.
Wonderful day outing with daughter Rachel (above).



I will be joining these link parties

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer


  1. How exciting and wonderful!! Wish I was going too for dinner at your home, bet you'll cook delicious food! Your daughter is so pretty! God bless your home and family this Thanksgiving. FABBY

  2. Oh How wonderful! What a sweet family you have! I can't even get my immediate family together. Reading this post puts a smile on my face.
    Blessings, Joanne

  3. I just love the holidays when everyone can sit around the table together.
    Great photos of the pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Great to see Rachel back to herself after all the problems she has had.

  4. I love a big family get together on a holiday! How fun. I enjoyed these wonderful pictures at the pumpkin patch stand. What a lot of pumpkins and gourds! I hope you have a wonderful time. Blessings, Pamela

  5. I love fall and what a wonderful pumpkin patch. Wish I was nearby.

  6. I love your outlook to entertaining for Thanksgiving. The more the merrier. Wonderful photos.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Ooh! can I come too?
    What a wonderful time you'll have together.
    Those pumpkins & gourds are amazing, I wish we had such a choice of varieties here in Normandy.

  8. Oh fun!! Do you have room at the table for me?? Fabulous pictures!!