• Thanksgiving 2016

    We had a great Thanksgiving this year.  I cooked the turkey and baked pumpkin pie on Wednesday.  Sarah baked apple crisp at her house, then came over and spent the night Wednesday night.  We all got up Thursday morning and watched the parade.  It’s one of our most favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  We also had some baked oatmeal for breakfast and just enjoyed lounging around together. By early afternoon Paul and I had the dressing put together, Sarah and I had mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes ready to serve, and the turkey had warmed up nicely in the oven.  All the food was great, and we enjoyed our time together, taking…

  • Less Stress Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving to me has always been a stressful day.  I’m sure some of it is of my own making, trying to have the ‘perfect’ holiday.  But some of it is just the stress of having to cook and bake so much in one day.  I try to do a lot of the baking the day before, but still with all it takes to roast a turkey, carve it, make the side dishes, gravy and whatever we want for breakfast, well after years and years it just has gotten to stressful.  Even with the family helping with everything. Paul and I talked about it last year, with my health issues just…

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 11/22

      FOR Sunday November 22nd   Outside my window…Dark, but clear and nice.  Earlier today it was sunny and somewhat warm around 40.  It was very nice   I am thinking…About upcoming Thanksgiving day.  We have plans to go to my parents house, but there is a possible snow storm coming in on Wednesday into Thursday which could derail our plans.  🙁   I am thankful…For so many things, a wonderful husband who works hard to provide for us, 2 beautiful children that love the Lord and others, a mom and sister who love to spend time together having fun and just being silly sometimes.  The list could go on…

  • Thanksgiving 2014

    We usually have Thanksgiving with friends either at their house or ours, but this year we decided we wanted to spend time with my family. We were a bit worried about weather, but thankfully by the time Thanksgiving came around, we were able to go. The kids went out Wednesday night and stayed at my parents house and Paul and I went out first thing Thanksgiving morning. We all stayed over Thanksgiving night and came home on Friday. It was such a good time and I’m so glad that we could make it. It was a blessed time out there, and I’m so glad we could make it. Now the…