Maple sugar scented candles glow on the counter.
I'll be getting out the recipes in a day or two to prepare for Thanksgiving! I never appreciated how much work went into all these dishes when I was young and growing up. The food just seemed to appear on the table when it was time to eat. I was too busy playing Chinese checkers, hide and go seek and Mother-May-I with my sisters and uncles, and cousins to notice that Mama and Grandmama spent two days in the kitchen cooking!
Then, they had to clean it up........
I am sure they felt it was worth it. Tired feet and backs are a small price to pay for a gathering of families and friends in thankfulness for all we have. Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you pour upon us.
Someone had a birthday last week!
Ansley is seven years old. We partied a few days early with Hello Kitty! I made her a strawberry cake, at her request. It is turning into the family favorite.
Pink was the color of the day.
All the girls made Hello Kitty bags to take home. Addison made a Superman LUNCH bag.
I don't think Ansley looks TOO excited, does she?
I got to spend some time with two of my sisters, and my cousin over the weekend. Such fun!
We made the rounds to the Christmas Open House events in the local stores. Lots of fun, shopping and great eating ;)
I was able to get in a little Christmas shopping.
The picture above of the three little ones, is my twin sisters and me!