From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Living Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friends --
Last night I spend a quiet evening decorating our farm table for Thanksgiving. I am so excited. It is really starting to look cute. It looks so much better in person (I wish you could come see it!). Honey took the girls to the Bass Pro Shop (one of their favorite date night places!) and I got the house to myself. After a busy homeschool day and watching my 9 month old neice, it was a mess. But somehow I ignored all that, and concentrated on setting the table.
 The girls had fun on their date. They got to sit on "Santa's" lap and had their picture taken, all for free. There was even a merry-go-round and race track for remote control cars. An elderly lady commented to Honey how cute the girls were, and that made him feel great. So all around, everyone had a great, fun evening!
My "tablecloth" this year is a burlap runner down the middle. It's hard to tell with all the stuff on the table. The girls and I decided to go crafty this year and make our Thanksgiving as much like the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts as we could. My youngest will be a Native American girl while my oldest will sport a long dress complete with apron and bonnet. My husband will be William Bradford with the laced down shirt compliments of my dear friend Julie. And me...well I have to be flexible. I haven't found a pilgrim's dress, so I think I will have my own headdress and come as a squaw. We'll see! In any event, it is all fun. We made these adorable Mayflower boats and wrote each person's name on the sail. I also made a pilgrim hat (it's a little rough closeup, but you get the idea) to put our cut, raw vegetables in.
More pics and thoughts on all this later. For now I will leave you with a little picture from my girls on "Santa's" lap. (The REAL santa is coming to my daughter's December birthday party!!)
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

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