"give thanks in all circumstances." - first thessalonians 5:18
as much as i love me some christmas, thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday.
it's the one holiday where the purchasing of gifts is not required - at my house anyways.
it's a time spent with family eating the most delicious food and taking a moment to be thankful for the good things in life.
(any holiday that combines family and yummy food is fine by me...)
my sister, brother-in-law and i took it upon ourselves to cook the entire feast and i'm glad to report that as of tuesday afternoon, everyone is still alive.
we didn't want to bite off more than we could chew, so we kept the menu relatively "small"...
butternut squash au gratin, corn casserole, alfredo bowtie pasta with shrimp, brown rice, shepard's pie, turkey with cranberry stuffing, carrot cupcakes filled with cream cheese, vanilla cupcakes filled with vanilla pudding and pain patate aka. haitian sweet potato pudding
this kid, lol.
i didn't take many photos last night as i was too busy eating but here are some random shots:
my sister jennifer is away at school but we found a way to include her in the festivities...
a little wishbone action
the parental unit and their spawn minus one
i was quite proud of my little centerpiece, though i forgot to write down the name of these flowers :(
midi rings - aldo; nails - penny talk (essie)
to all my fellow canadians, i hope you had an amazing thanksgiving.
and, to my fellow americans, i'll be joining y'all in eating more turkey in november, whoot whoot!