Saturday, November 26, 2016

So Thankful For My Family

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.  Ours was wonderful.  Jess and her new husband made the dinner this year, and it was just delicious.  We drove to Jess' house early in the morning, about 5:00 am to avoid the traffic.  We saw the sunrise come up, which was so pretty.  As we got closer to her house, the mountains surround her area.  Jess lives about 5 minutes from the ocean, so we had to stop there first, as I was longing to see it.  When we got to her house, there was appetizers waiting for us.  She made so many yummy goodies.  I love to look all around at my girls' homes because they really reflect who they are.  Jess' home is a combination of so many things.  She has french vintage in the bathroom, a bit of rustic feel in the great room, and personal touches all throughout.  She had the most unique orchids sitting on her table.  She used her wedding china for the table setting, which was lovely, and she opened a bottle of pinot grigio for the drink.  She thought the woman on the bottle looked like me.  ; )  Her and Brian made so many dishes, and in addition to the traditional foods like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, yams, they also made macaroni and gouda cheese and a green bean casserole.  I think that may have been my favorite side dish.  Afterwards, we played games, and while I was doing dishes, I heard them laughing about a particular game that Jess got from one of her classmates.  It was such a wonderful day being with family, and I thank Jess and Brian for making it so special for us.  She's getting to be quite a good cook.






















~Sheri

19 comments:

It's me said...

Love Ria x ❤️

Karen said...

That was a special time with your family. The table setting is beautiful. That's awesome that you got to go the the seashore too. I've never seen the Pacific Ocean. Wonderful photos.

Merlesworld said...

It all looks wonderful the food makes me hungry.
Merle.........

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I know you loved every minute at your daughter, Jess' home, Sheri. Isn't it nice when our children can entertain us? Everything looks delicious for a bountiful meal of gratitude.
Sheri, I love the photo of the ocean with the breeze catching the crest--just lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend. ♥

Patricia said...

Wow, what a delicious feast Sheri. I would love to be in America for Thanksgiving some time, the food looks wonderful. Turkey looks so succulent, and the mac cheese, mmmmmm. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xx

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Sweet potatoes with marshmallows brings back so many memories. It's not Thanksgiving without it in my not so humble opinion, and boy,does Jess's look amazing! It mus be wonderful to see your daughter come into her own, both with her home decorating and cooking. You've taught her well Sheri!

xxx

Pilar said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and the food looks so delicious! The pictures of the ocean are breathtaking! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mercy F said...

Such a wonderful Thankgiving day for you and your family. I love to read stories like this especially if it's a detailed and on a happy note like how you wrote it. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving down under but I'm still grateful on so many things. Lovely post Sheri, and yeah that bottle of wine looks really cute :)

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeehee.....that apron is DARLING!!!!!!! Sheri, hello my friend! We all now have new memories to bank and pull out when we want a smile, or when the next holiday comes. I am starting to realize that everything turns into a memory and these are the greatest tidbits of life to open. What great photos of the ocean you took! And the turkey looks beautifully prepared! So glad you had a great time my friend.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

It is truly a joy to see our children transition into womanhood and running a household on their own.
What lovely photos dear Sheri and oh the power of the majestic ocean is like none another.
Sending love to you and yours for this week ahead of us.
Jemma

Jeanie said...

Isn't it a wonder when you visit your young marrieds whom you've always thought of more as "young" than "married" and discover they are developing their entertaining style, cooking up a storm, serving things beautifully? And I can see that your Jess really mastered the art of gracious touches and fine living. What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, I'm so pleased you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Your photo's of the ocean are stunning, I can almost hear the waves ...

The food looks tasty too, what a fabulous day.

Sending my good thoughts and wishes to you for the coming new week

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Thank you for sharing the photos of the ocean. WOW! It is so beautiful.
What a lovely day. I am so happy you had a great Thanksgiving.

Love, Carla

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, it looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. How nice to watch as your daughter grows into her own and creates family memories in her home for all of you!
XOXO

Imogen said...

Wow this sounds amazing and the pictures are really beautiful. Great to here you had an enjoyable time. It must be so wonderful to live that close to the ocean.

Jody Gabara said...

Sheri, I loved reading this post! Stopping by the ocean before going to Jess's house. I love the ocean too! Jess's home sounds perfect. Her style and decorating, Wow!! Loved it! Thank you so much for sharing such a memorable Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Jody ♥

Holly said...

Oh Jess is so lucky to live by the ocean.The drive seems familiar.I'm glad you had such a blessed Thanksgiving and I hope it continues throughout the holiday season.

Bety said...

Dearest Sheri, I'm glad that you spent this special for you holiday together! I understand that you're proud of her daughter Jess! I also understand that it is a wonderful and happy young women - She prepared a wonderful meal!

marcia said...

Beautiful. It was just the two of us this year and a bit too sad for my taste, but its a new season and I'll get used to this new nest soon. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures of the sea.
xoxo