Friday, November 24, 2017

Every Precious One

 Thanksgiving was FUN! I'm always proud of my pie baking . . . until I see other pies that are not too brown and not borderline lumpy.  Hmmm.  I'll get better.  I DID figure out how to make pie crust with the food processor.  Wow!  Easy peezy!  I need to learn new things a little more often, I think.
Before we left for Jenny's I finished a sock.  Now to make its mate.  Hmmm.  Started it!
 Our time together was peaceful and loving.  All of the grands were happy and cheerful.  They are all so precious.
 James liked chasing Thumbelina (aka Lina, aka Beans).  
 Jenny did a beautiful job setting the tables in her gorgeous living room. 

 Little Noah (aka #11) and his pretty mama had smiles for everyone.
 Here are nine of the wonder bugs.  I think James and Noah were climbing around in the house when Bill took this photo. 
 And here is the whole family!  So fun!  I cherish this photo of our most precious ones. 
 It's Samantha's 8th birthday today!  Do you like her doll's Girl Scout uniform?  I do. 
 The prayer group I'm a part of meets on Friday mornings.  Isn't it lovely out at the retreat house?  It's just a 30 minute drive and such a refreshing change of scenery.  

Are you feeling Christmas-y?  I must tackle the dust bunnies first.  
Thank you for popping in to say hello!  Happy holidays to all of you. 


Julie said...

Your scenery looks amazing Pom Pom. That is a gorgeous photo of you all on the stairs ... think I would be popping that one in a frame!! Happy Weekend to you Xxx

Gumbo Lily said...

What a fantastic family picture! Glad to hear and see that you had a fine Thanksgiving Day. I love the retreat chapel and landscape. Is that where you do your prayer meeting?

Are the Christmas lights strung yet? It's warm here so our bunch of families have put up the outdoor lights before the cold wintry days set in.

ellen b. said...

You are truly blessed with all those sweet grands! What a great photo of all but two! How wonderful it is to have a peaceful Thanksgiving. Yes, I'm ready to get pumped up for celebrating Christmas!

Susie said...

What a wonderful gathering. I loved all the pictures. My favorite was all the young ones lined up by the tree. How cute is that !! Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Granny Marigold said...

What a lovely big gang you have!! Love the family photo and the one of the 9 grands in a row.
Now that Thanksgiving is done you can start decorating for Christmas although by the look of it you are having very mild temperatures!! Send us some please.

2016lillies said...

The family photo is priceless and you seem to appreciate all your blessings !

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a big lovely family you have! So nice for all of you to be able to be together.

Nice scenery for going to and from your Bible study.

I have to take care of some dust bunnies too as I begin to start decorating for Christmas. :-)

Happy decorating ~ FlowerLady

Kim said...

Such a lovely of all your family. Oh Christmas decorating....I I have the energy for it. =)

M.K. said...

Look at those blue blue skies!! A prayer retreat on Fridays sounds so, so good. Pom, I love that photo of your WHOLE big, wonderful family. And I love how you and Bill are on the landing, right in the middle. That's a perfect photo. But the photo Bill took of the kids, sitting on the ledge -- that's a classic. It reminds me so much of my kids and their many cousins, and how very close they've always been. A very tight bunch. They all went to camp together each summer, and it bonded them. I'm glad your Thanksgiving was such a delight!

Nana Go-Go said...

Hope you make the family pic your Xmas Card this year!You are ALL adorable!xxx Love the socks too!!

happyone said...

Oh what a lovely family picture. So many of you. What a blessing!!!
I think your pies are just perfect!!
Beautiful blue skies.

Jeanie said...

Looks wonderful -- and extremely delicious!

magsmcc said...

Not yet- I'm a 1st December person! But I like a big sky any day of the year x

Fat Dormouse said...

I love the photo of your whole family - full of love & laughter. God bless you all.

Farm Girl said...

I love your pictures too. How nice to be all together. I love Jenny's yard and her view. What a nice place to live. I bet its pretty in the snow.
I am so happy you had a nice Thanksgiving and you finished a sock.
Yes, on to Christmas. I need to put all of my Christmas music on my Ipod. I haven't done that yet.

Have a wonderful day,

Lisa Richards said...

My pumpkin pie was a little underdone, so I put it back in for 10 more minutes. I did that THREE TIMES. I think it's a little more done now. It tastes okay. Just to say, you're not alone. I bet yours tasted great!
That's a fabulous picture of your whole tribe! What a wonderful keepsake!
Glad you had a great family time! Onward to Christmas! :)

Wood Fairy said...

Your meeting house looks so inviting. I love the pic of all the little ones sitting down outside. Thanksgiving blessings to you all.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Happy Thanksgiving, what a lovely big family you have... feeling Christmassy here xx

Jill said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I love all the pictures, thank you for sharing :-) Have a wonderful week!


Nana Go-Go said...

I'm going to stop leaving comments from my Kindle, they never show up!!Anyhoot, what I originally said was that I think you should make that fabulous family pic your Xmas Card this year. It's picture perfect.Have a great week, my friend. xoxoxo

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a blessed time together you had! So wonderful to have your family gathered together, and I just LOVED the picture of all of you on the stairs! A treasure to print and hang! So wonderful to meet with other ladies to pray, and the church is really beautiful! So many blessings and many thankful hearts in this time of Thanksgiving!

GretchenJoanna said...

How splendid to have that photo of the whole family!! Glory to God! <3