Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving really sneaked up on us this year. I can’t believe the holidays are here! This is definitely my favorite time of the year, though I wish I had a little more time to prepare.This year, we are having a rather quiet Thanksgiving, with most of our families out of town. However, there is still a lot to be thankful for….

Two days before Thanksgiving, Bridgette’s class had a potluck. We watched the kids sing in their pilgrim costumes, and enjoyed a variety of ethnic dishes prepared by all the parents.
Can you find Bridgette amongst her classmates?
My little pilgrim
Indulging in a big turkey drumstick
On Thanksgiving Day, we woke up early and took a nice walk in our quiet neighborhood for breakfast. As we trotted along in the cold, I thought about all the simple things in life that we have to be thankful for….
Scooters and Skates
Love seeing all the leaves on the ground indicating the change of season
Good Times
Found a thin layer of ice over the grass
Nothing beats a hearty breakfast on Thanksgiving Day!
Alan and my favorite breakfast--Eggs Benedict (Hollandaise sauce on the side please)
In the afternoon, we put on our aprons and made chocolate chip cookies from a recipe I found on the internet…
Ready with our ingredients!
Bridgette needed to do a taste test of the chocolate chips first
Our little chef

More tasting of the chocolate chips...
Mmmm, the batter is finger lickin' good!

Tasting the results of our hard work
Packaged nicely to share our cookies with our neighbors and friends!
In the evening, I cooked us a simple, yet delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Since neither Alan or I are big turkey fans, we decided to skip the turkey this year and had rack of lamb instead! Bridgette got a healthy wheat asparagus and cheese ravioli, and we toasted the evening with some bubbles (sparkling cider). Before we began dinner, we went around the table to say a few things that we were most thankful for.
Jubie: I am thankful to be able to stay warm in our cozy home while it is almost 0 degrees outside. I am thankful to have a career that I love for the past 8 years, which allowed me to have a flexible schedule to enjoy my family and other things outside of work. I am thankful that both Alan’s parents and my parents are healthy and near us.
Alan: I am thankful to be starting a new job soon, which will allow me to work at home and have a flexible schedule so that I can spend more time with my family. I am thankful to have the sweetest daughter in the world that makes me laugh everyday, and a loving wife that puts a smile to my face every morning.
Bridgette: I am thankful to be a princess and to have lots of beautiful princess dresses. I am thankful to have two ballerina dresses, and one Barbie dress.
LOL! I know Bridgette is still too young to understand what all this means, but hopefully by next year she will realize she has much more to be thankful for than the dresses that she owns…
Cheers again, to a Happy Thanksgiving!


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