Thanksgiving with the cousins
My nieces and nephews are such fun. There are lots of them and every holiday I enjoy spending time with them – hearing what they are up to in school and after. When the Nicholas cousins get together there is usually some kind of craft or baking activity going on. This Thanksgiving, the girls made placecards for the table. Olivia, who shares my birthday, was the ring-leader, coming armed with paper, scissors and an idea.
She sat there cutting and pasting all these little pieces together to make all of us a pretty little placecard. The rest of the girls chipped in gluing and cutting and printing. The dinner deadline made them extra creative – trading in the intricate turkeys for easier acorns. I saved the cards for next year.
We had a lovely holiday eating and drinking and laughing up a storm. Unfortunately, our yearly hayride got rained out. Last year we had a very memorable hayride through neighboring fields in the snow – it was a picture postcard except The Farmer drove a tractor instead of a team of horses. Our farmhouse is the perfect place for Thanksgiving – it’s cosy and everyone feels close to the real meaning of Thanksgiving – the harvest and giving thanks for friends and family. With animals grazing outside the windows, we all appreciate the source of our food even more.