"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happiness Is Still Homemade

I'm bursting with blessings these days but starving for time so I went ahead n re-upped the Blogger/Pinterest account til the New Year.
Here's a sampling of the Thanksgiving fun we had.

 We had a slightly smaller group than expected but still enough to warrant a smaller card table for the first time... I'd worried that we might feel divided but this group was so festive we all felt engaged right from the start.

 My new sister in law Casey brought her zany brother, Sean, and cute sister, Erin.

 My generous Aunt, Mother in law and Mom prepped n cooked in my kitchen. Spoiling me rotten while I went out with others to ride round the farm or watch Sarah show-off n jump Piglet. All I did was some shopping n appetizers, the turkey and some redecorranging! It was like having caterers!!!

My decor reflected fruits of the harvest and foxhunting. Thanksgiving is about the only time I get to use my old Wedgewood foxhunting china...

Sean was a real mischief maker!
It all started when he BET Sarah $10 she couldn't do 50 push ups

 From then on it was a blur of activities and laughter...

Next thing you know he had the Moms arm wrestling!

And was running sit-up contests!

Things got so crazy that there was even table top dancing by little elves!

And face painting of the loser at arm wrestling

Sarah and Sean are now fast friends. The rest of us are rather fond of the Rubergs as well! xo

We ALL enjoyed our homemade happiness and gave much thanks ~
for fun family, bountiful harvests and new traditions!!!

Hope your blessings are too numerous to count! 


MamaMonki said...

Thanksgiving at your house looks like a blast!

I bit the bullet and moved over to wordpress last night while up with a sick little man. It wasn't too bad to set up and so far I'm pleased with it.

My new blog is http://mamamonki.wordpress.com I even figured out how to change my background to something more my style. I definitely will have to play around to get all the ins and outs figured out though!

Lisa Tucker said...

Wow, Leslie, I had fun just looking at the pics....loved them all!

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

Well that sounds pretty darn AWESOME!!
What a fun family, how blessed you are!

mountain mama said...

oh...fun!!!!!!!!! :D

Vintage Country Girl said...

What fun! Glad your Thanksgiving was great. STILL am envious of all the wonderful brick walls in your home! I LOVE them!