In Reality.....

I had to laugh at some of your comments about our Thanksgiving dinner! Yes, I guess I do have a little "Martha" in me, but I'm also a very practical person. I enjoy seeing the gorgeous tablescapes on the covers of Victoria magazines, but in reality we are very down to earth and casual people!

The above picture is the setting for our Thanksgiving meal! The weather is predicted to be almost 80 degrees, so we are taking advantage of that and eating on the screened in lanai (porch) overlooking the lake behind us! We did this about two years ago and it was so enjoyable to be outside in the fresh air. We set up more tables, this year we'll have two high chairs - our two 15-month old grandbabies will be here. They live in different states and don't get to see each other very often. We are so excited about them being here. We'll have twelve people in all, and a 20-pound turkey! I showed our menu a few days ago on the Giving Thanks feature. We dress very casually, usually wearing shorts in the warmer weather!

We have a tradition of going around the table with each person telling what they are thankful for this year. I always enjoy hearing what everybody says.

Something New!
(Above) No, that's not our turkey running for his life! Today we have something new at our house!! We FINALLY have high speed internet! Yipeeeee!!! I'm loving the speed, but having a little difficulty finding some of my old stuff, such as my "Favorites." I have lost so many blogs that were placed in the Favorites. Please make a comment so I can find your addy again and place you in my Favorites! Thanks!



Alison Gibbs said...

Katherine, what a lovely family tradition - going around the table and everyone saying what they are thankful for.

Midlife Cycler said...

oh..yes, now that is my idea of a Thanksgiving great to sit out on the porch...but I still would like to see that table after its set! Something tells me you are not using paper or plastic!


Alice said...

Yaaaay, for high speed! It really does make such a difference.

Thanksgiving in shorts on the lanai, that sounds wonderful. We've had our first snow flurries and I can tell you that cold weather is over-rated.

Lallee said...

Your porch looks very inviting for your Thanksgiving meal. I've been giving thought to using our porch, too.

Sandra said...

It's interesting that you said you were down to earth people even though you have a little Martha in you. I feel the same way! I like elegance and beauty but also like simplicity and everyday things. I think they can go together, don't you?

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How interesting; we are having the exact same number of people as you -- 12 -- and the same size turkey -- 20 lbs.! But it will be chilly here, possible snow flurries, and you can bet we won't be in shorts!! LOL!!

Mary said...


I can understand why you would want to have your Thanksgiving dinner on the porch overlooking the lake. It is a beautiful view. Thanks so much for sharing.

Blessing for a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy those grandbabies.


Kelli said...

What a wonderful view for your Thanksgiving dinner! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family!
P.s. Show and tell is just taking a one week break, it will be back on the 30th!