Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Jilda started cooking last night. She baked a sweet potato casserole and a pumpkin maple cheese pie. Had you asked me before today what my favorite Thanksgiving dessert was, I would have told you sweet potato casserole. But not now. The pumpkin maple cheese pie was incredible.

The crowd today wasn't as big as in years past. It was Jilda's brother's family and our friend Fred. 

We had Windham Hill playing on Spotify. It's beautiful piano music that is a perfect background music. 

The kids ate a little, but at their age, freeze tag, and mother may I are more appetizing the turkey and dressing. They ate a little and then it was out to the backyard.

After we ate, my nephew James asked if I'd do a family portrait for him. We all walked to the old house and snapped a few frames. I'm guessing one of them will end up on their Christmas cards.

The autumn air was invigorating.

Tonight, both Jild and I are whupped. So we cleaned the kitchen, and we're ready to veg out before bed.

I hope your Thanksgiving was as good as ours.


  1. Glad to hear that your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

  2. Now I do like that casual Family shot, you done good of course. BUT my mind is on that pumpkin maple cheese pie , that sounds like a WOW to me. Just the sound of it is good.
    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.
    Sherry & jack

  3. Anonymous10:55 PM

    You have a beautiful family!!

  4. I echo fishducky on the portrait. Our Thanksgiving included kids from the Caribbean --cruise entertainer--Chicago, and three sons and 4 grandchildren in San Francisco, all on Norma's cell phone. The two of us had supper at home and a bottle of pinot noir. It's that time of life, my friend: half-hour to midnight and all blessings accounted for. Glad to hear you had a special day too!

  5. I'm glad you all had a great Thanksgiving family together. It looks much warmer where you are. Here we need our winter parka.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I KNEW IT!!! I tried to tell everyone at Thanksgiving that the sweet potato casserol belonged on the dessert table. They thought not.


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