A bit of explanation: Our core four have always travelled to Oregon and Washington visiting old (you know who you are) friends and family (my side - sorry, we missed seeing you too). This year we decided early to stay in town, which opened our door (happily, really) to his side.
(during all this He and I agreed, since we are counting 27 years the "his" & "hers"will change to ours)
The primary (ie: hosts all gatherings) Sister-In-Law and her brood flew out of the country, and the remaining were then our special guests. Yipee! We could use our "stuff" and clean up the house for a purpose. ('cause we don't
|original photos all by Linda Peterson|
|Buffet in the kitchen - Yum!|
|The Real Turkey - FABULOUS!|
|Daughter's First attempt at yeast rolls! atta Girl!|
|Our television room transformed to dining room.|
Table far from complete, but I was not able to come back for more photos. The mini apples were spread out along the center of the table, mixed nuts in shells are added to the hurricanes, waay more crystal glasses, and most importantly the guests!
|Very talented Daughter baked cookies!|
|Mini apple as place card - sooo cute!|
We all exclaimed how Thankful we were to be together enjoying such an elaborate feast, on such a beautiful day, with love in our hearts for those missing from our table.
Wishing my readers a happy beginning to this joyful time of year. Cheers! Linda