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.