Thanksgiving 2012 was a blessed day. Our immediate family gathered, dined and enjoyed an afternoon together. It all started the day before.
The two younger grand daughters came out to the house to spend the night and help Nana get ready for Thanksgiving. They helped prepare some specially decorated cupcakes and some special decorations for the pumpkin pie. They also assisted in setting the table. A little later it was time for some popcorn and a little TV before going to bed.
Here are the special "Gobbler" cupcakes.
The table was set with all of the family favorite dishes. There was mashed potatoes, dressing, corn, cranberry salad, and another cool whip/marshmellow/jello salad that some of us eat as dessert. There was also the traditional pumpkin and pecan pies. Yes, there was turkey. Looking at the first photo and this table setting, I am reminded just how blessed this family is. We are together, we have our health, and we enjoy spending time together. Thank you Lord for all that you have given us this day and every day.
For whatever reason, the grand crew had been to Cabela's recently and got bit by the archery/shooting bug.
I don't own a bow, but I do have a pellet rifle and they were all for a little target practice in the back yard.
I set up a target in the back yard. Since our back yard is adjacent to the woods, a missed shot will fall harmlessly into the ravine. Here, my son-in-law and three of the grand crew prepare to lock and load.
After a little instruction from Papa. This grand daughter was starting to hit the target on a pretty regular basis. I'm not sure what we've started, but I do know that all of the kids Christmas wish lists now include a pellet rifle. Go figure.
Even my daughter got into the act. I don't know if that is a good thing or not. Just sayin'
All in all, it was a great day. The holidays are indeed about family and today was a great family day.
The Christmas Music Marathon continues with a couple of more videos from contemporary groups. Stop by every day to see what new music will be featured. Enjoy.