Sunday, November 23, 2008

Emily's Thanksgiving Gift

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! As always, I am pleased that we are having guests to our house for the day. We are a pretty casual group for Thanksgiving. I learned many years ago to relax, dress comfortably and enjoy the day with the folks we care most about.

Re-reading that sentence has me thinking of how many other friends I would love to have spend the day with us, but honestly, cannot fit in. I've thought every year how nice it would be to rent a large hall and invite all these friends and family members to a potluck Thanksgiving dinner.

There is a summer camp here in town that has a beautiful rustic great hall with a large field stone fireplace and a full kitchen. The deck overlooks a beautiful pond. Maybe one year I will actually organize it.

In the meanwhile, I'll be happy and thankful to have our traditional small gathering here at the house.

Emily arrived home from school the other day with a flower arrangement for me!

"Look Mom!" "I made it!" "For you. For Thanksgiving!"


8 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

What a great centerpiece! Sometimes I wish I had kids to do such sweet things for me.

That place at the summer camp sounds so perfect. Maybe next year...

D said...

I love the centerpiece!!! I love the idea of renting the hall.. we've tossed the idea around as well but have never taken that step. I do think it's time to do so. Happy Thanksgiving ... and enjoy the week!
love ya

Gaboatman said...

What a nice flower arrangement for Thanksgiving! Let Emily know we all think it is beautiful and so thoughtful of her. The big gathering for Thanksgiving sounds fun but I would hope you'd have a lot of help if you ever do it. Like y'all, we'll be a very casual group at our house this year. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kathy, if I don't get back here before then.
Sam

Indigo said...

I see talent runs in the family, what a wonderful centerpiece. (Hugs)Indigo

Becky said...

hey! love the centerpiece...
I gave you an award in my blog!

Robin said...

Beautiful centerpiece!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful flower arrangement! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I like the idea of the potluck Thanksgiving dinner.... sounds beautiful!! The stone fireplace and the pond would be a great setting.
Lisa

Muhd Imran said...

Looks like its going to be a great day for you and everyone.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!