Thursday, November 26, 2009

Our Thanksgiving celebration~

When we arrived in Eureka, SD at noon, Grandma Marly had prepared a bountiful, traditional feast--and so feast we did! Everything was so delicious and by the end of the meal, the turkey was no longer stuffed, but we definitely were!

We were together for Thanksgiving, true, but we had another reason to celebrate: my grandma turned 75 last Sunday! We got to give Grandma her presents today.

My parents--watching...

Grandpa & Grandma B...

After dishes were done and the food was put away, and after we'd shown our grandparents the 400+ pictures of James & Amanda's wedding, Mother needed a nap, but the rest of us worked on this puzzle... It was only 300 pieces, but with all the similar shades of green, it took us almost 2 hours to complete!

It didn't take nearly that long to take it apart and put it back in the box!

We still had a little time, so we taught Grandma how to play "Monopoly--the card game" and we played 3 games of that before eating a light supper and heading for home.

It was a lovely day!

We got home late and then still had to do the milking, but spending time together with family is very important to us!

I hope everyone else had a lovely day--enjoying some of the many blessings that God has given to us all............................


Dilvîn said...

What a nice Time you had Cora!
Grandparents are so special !
I like doing puzzles too! they are fun to do
Especially with others :)
I like the pic. of you and you Grandma.
Have a good night

Hannah said...

I am glad you had a wonderful day Cora!
My Grandparents on Daddy's side go to my aunt's house in NC over the holidays and my Grandparents on Mama's side live really far away, so we did not spend the day with either of my grandparents... we see them other times so it's okay!
We had a nice turkey dinner together as a family- that was nice!
Don't you just love doing things like that with Grandparents? My Grandpa P. loves to play Monopoly... it is SO fun to play it with him because he is so fun!
Have a good rest!

Kimberly said...

Thanksgivings with family are so precious. I have so many good memories of my grandparents and cousins. As an adult we usually had Thanksgiving either at my parent's or Tim's. Those were great, too. Now Tim and I are the oldest and we are trying to help make those precious memories for our family. We, too, had a great day. I will try to blog about it soon. Love you little sister!

Rachel said...

Aww, happy belated b-day to your grandma! :D

I'm happy you could have such a peaceful and pleasant Thanksgiving! :) Wow, ONLY 2 hours to put the puzzle together? It takes my family DAYS!!! ;D Lol! Especially a difficult one such as that one! Yikes! ;) All that green! :) I just saw that monopoly card game it fun? :) Jessica really enjoys playing the board game and creaming us all. ;) HeHe!

Ah, we have sooo much to be thankful for don't we? :)

Lot's of Love and Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving. We had a small celebration at my grandparents house and it was alot of fun!

Many blessings,
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Miss Jen said...

What a lovely day!!!
I am thankful for you dear friend.

Love in Jesus~ Miss Jen

*~Virginia~* said...

Aww, what a beautiful post! I'm glad you had a great time for Thanksgiving! BEAUTIFUL puzzle too!!!!