Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thanksgiving on the River!

This Saturday we hosted 16 people, and eight of them were children!  Dinner was the usual fare except this year the children picked carrots from the garden, and these were served with potatoes that nana and papa grew.

The weather was gorgeous, and there was one last boat trip on the river.

Owen was captain and steered the craft through calm waters....

...while Mandi and her nephew ( who is 10) compared their heights....

Halen's turn!

We ate outside, and afterward, the children removed the corn cobs from the stalk.  What secrets that were hidden, waiting to be revealed when the husks were removed!

The last hoorah was when Uncle B. hung a pumpkin Pi├▒ata!  Great fun!!

All in all, it was a wonderful favorite!  There is NOTHING like family time, and our family is growing!  My heart swells when I see how well my children get along.  They care for each other, and look after each other.  What more could a mom ask?

I will remember this particular Thanksgivng for a long time to year there will be new memories to make!

I am certainly Thankful for my family.


  1. What a blessing your family is to you. I love seeing the little captains steering the boat. Happy Thanksgiving week.

  2. What a fun time! I'm glad the weather was nice enough for you all to eat outside. 16 is a lot to fit around tables, but I bet you all would have happily squeezed together if it had been inclement. :-) Family memories are wonderful. Just think! The children are going to have many wonderful memories of Thanksgiving at Grandma's house.

  3. Good times to be thankful for. I think when we realize that we will work harder to maintain it.