Friday, November 29, 2013

Yesterday and Today

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!  We went to dinner at our eldest son's home.  The last 4 or 5 years they have had us over.  Our daughter-in-love's family comes down, we go over and we all of us have a wonderful time.  What a blessing to enjoy the families our children married into. 

We were on for drinks and a veggie tray.  So sodas and juice were the drinks of choice. 
And then of course yummy veggies.  Our granddaughters love fresh vegetables.  What a great thing that is!

Well it wasn't on my list but I had a longing for cheesecake so I made a
Salted Caramel Pretzel Cheesecake
recipe HERE

It is an easy recipe and delicious!
Today I decided I better get the Advent Calendars done for the girls.
Thankfully the envelopes had all been folded and numbers adhered prior too as it took a good amount of time filling and tying them together.  But I think the girls will enjoy counting down to Christmas.
fun goodies and little toys
There are four of these - one for each girl.
DH trimmed some branches from the apple tree.  They needed to be pruned so it worked for both of us.  The envelopes are pockets folded to hold the little treats.
They will open one a day December 1st - 24th.
After that we ran to pick-up a few items.  We didn't get to the store until 5:00ish so most of the major 'black Friday' crowds were gone. ;-)
Again I hope your day was lovely and as Advent begins you too turn your heart toward the real meaning of the season.
a little bird


  1. Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. So proud you had such a good time, with your children and their families. And that pie. looks too good to eat. I must try that recipe.
    I love,love that idea of the little advent treats each day.. how thoughtful. My granddkids live too far away, but would love to have done this.
    Hope you and family have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

    1. The girls really are enjoying their Advent calendars. I will sew four this summer so I can just fill pockets. :-) Save a bit of time in the future but worth the time they took this year.



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