It started on Thanksgiving with my mom, sister and her kids arriving for Thanksgiving dinner. There was lots of food.
Hubby and son always make the mince pie. When it came time to make the slits, do you think they did "M" for mince? Or a pattern? Oh yes, a pattern! Do you see the basketball court? Yes, that was the design of choice for the mince pie!
I love setting the table. I had an old family quilt that I used down the center of the table and an old wooden bowl that I put gourds and leaves in for the centerpiece.
This is our second Thanksgiving without my mother-in-law. She had collected lots of dishes but my favorites are the Thanksgiving ones ['His Majesty' from Johnson Brothers]. We miss her but using her china is a nice remembrance of her and is a way to "bring her to the table" with us.
It was wonderful to have time with my family, to have time to rest, and time to work hard at home. I am so grateful for all that I have. And, you are part of that. Thank you so much for spending time with me here!