Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I wanted to share some of the reproduction vintage Thanksgiving cards I have --- I especially get a kick out the one that says "A Cordial Thanksgiving" --how very refined !!!

.....AND, I also have to show you all the beautiful book my best pal Bethsent me for my birthday. The name of the book is "A Celebration of Friendship". It's full of yummy recipes, beautiful artwork, and sweet stories of friendship......AND... the best part about the book is a short story, "More Than Ever", written by Beth's mom, Harriet May Savitz. Harriet is a great author who has written many books and stories .... not to mention she's a real trooper for putting up with me and Beth during our crazy college years !!!

Anyhoo ...... on this Thanksgiving Eve, .... just some of the things I am thankful for......

my kids

family and friends

our good health and a beautiful home

my kitties (especially their tolerance for wearing Pilgrim hats!! -- although Evan thought Daisy looked more like the Flying Nun in her hat....)

my all consuming passion for sewing, quilting, drawing and designing stuff -- it gives me much joy, and I believe it has saved my sanity and kept me from winding up in the looney bin on many occasions!!!! It is definately my therapy!!

....and, right now, I'm especially thankful for whomever invented boxed quick bread mixes and canned yams , for without these items , at this particular moment which is WAY past midnight , if I had to make pumpkin bread, cranberry bread and sweet potato casserole from scratch, I'd be screwed. Amen.

Have a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving everybody!!

Mary Anne (aka Mare)


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Mary Anne, Happy Thanksgiving...Daisy might just be my favorite pilgrim. Susan

Doe said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I hope Daisy is not the centerpiece. She's awfully cute with that sailor hat. hahaha!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Thannksgiving Mary Anne. I hope it's a great day for you and your family. I'm loving Daisy in that little pilgrim hat. OMG ROFLOL!!! How did you get her to keep that on?

Kimmie said...

Love your pilgrim cute! I can't believe she let you dress her up...too sweet!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Cathie said...

Hello Moonbeams! I, too am a forty something mom of two (one 19 boy and 12 girl) I am so happy I came across your blog - what a treat! Looks like you've carved yourself a little slice of heaven up there in the Poconos -- with two kids, some kiddies, a career and sewing! (Went to Ceasar's resort up there when I was in my 20's - FUN) I will be visiting again. Have a wonderful holiday season.