Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your family this year. I have my mom and dad coming to join us--one of my sisters and her family and two of our children.
Unfortunately, there will be many in the family who can't be with us this year because Thanksgiving pulls them different directions. As families get bigger and older it's more difficult to get everyone in the same place at the same time.
I have a question--what do you do to bring the magic to the holidays? I've been thinking about that--wanting to make my home--at least for that one special day--a place where we can all take comfort and experience something of the hope and thankfulness I remember when I was a child.
I remember whatching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade--taking walks to see the Christmas Light Displays that usually start on Thanksgiving--sometimes going with the family to see a movie after a big dinner--other times watching a Christmas movie at home in the evening after pie.
Here's our menu for the day. Does it sound familiar?
Tom the Turkey
Green bean casserole
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Arbor Crest Riesling & Arbor Crest Cabernet
Shirley Temples for the kids
Sparkling cidar!! (oops forgot this for a second--have to go back to the store!)
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Umm-ummm! Is that what you're having?