Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday.
For more than one reason.
Especially this Thanksgiving.
This year has been one of doing new things. Such as decorating. I know, we've been such bad hosts because we haven't decorated our house in years past! But just the whole thing of "doing a centerpiece" has been intimidating. We've avoided that, and just stuck with making place cards.
But this year, I'd have to say we decked out.
I can't really post any good pictures of what we've done because I simply haven't taken any. But this morning, I conquered the fear of centerpieces and just made one using two adorable little pumpkins and lots and lots of flowers. You can probably get an idea of what that might look like!
I also made a leaf garland and a "Give Thanks" banner (ya know, the ones with the triangles with letters on them that you hang over your hearth). It has been so much fun.
And this year, we'll be setting a record for ourselves. This year will be the first that we will be eating (you guessed it!) homegrown turkey! It's been sitting in a lovely little brine since Monday, and we stuffed it with onions and apples, and it got rubbed with butter and sage and I don't know what else. I'm anticipating a good turkey to say the least!
One last note on how fun this Thanksgiving has already been; we enjoyed eating a Lindor chocolate ball right after breakfast. There really is one explanation for that, but we won't get into that. ;)
We're looking forward to our company!
Here are a couple pictures to end the post with. This year, Dani and I were in charge of getting the children's photos taken - Greg has tired of that job, so someone needed to do it. Dani and I trudged out in the cold with our cold little subjects and tried our best to get some good shots... My subject was Bekah-dear.
Which is your favorite? Why?