Sunday, November 28, 2010

thanksgiving wrap-up

{all 5 kids together--a rare sight these days}

{Faith, with my dad in the background}
{three generations--Faith, me, my mom}
{Jacob came home from college! It's great seeing these two together. They are so close}

I couldn't resist posting just a few more pictures from Thanksgiving. We had twelve people in all--a large group for this house. I was so happy to have everyone here. We ended up reversing the living and dining rooms again (like last year), adding a card table, and my parents brought up four folding chairs. Perfect! It was plenty roomy and comfortable. We did pot-luck style again this year too. I think Thanksgiving is the perfect time to host a potluck. Everything was delicious and a good time was had by all.

I've had a huge burst of productivity for the Christmas crafts and gift making these last two days. All simple things, but all things that I tend to overthink or procrastinate on normally. There was Gilmore Girls watching involved (whilst crafting), which helped a lot, I think.

Faith programmed my Pandora to the Christmas station and we are loving it! I've stripped down most of the Thanksgiving decorations already and Christmas is going up. I usually don't decorate and take action so early in the season, but this is feeling very right to me. I'm keeping everything super simple, doing things early, and hoping for a calm, joyful, and peaceful holiday season. Hooray!


Redbeet Mama said...

Oh my I didn't realize that you had five children - and so beautiful and handsome.

I love how you presented the photos - I need to learn how to play around with my photos.

Namaste, Nicole

Joy said...

How special to have all 5 kids with you! The photos look great, very thankgiving-y. :) Enjoy your holiday decorating.

vincent said...

Everything looked so beautiful and nice! So glad you had all the children together at once. Happy for you to have such a nice holiday... Love your blog!

Andrea said...

Lovely...I was hoping to get started on Christmas crafting this weekend, but somehow spent the whole thing feels like it's coming so fast!