I can hardly wait to show you my Christmas decorations, but I promised myself I would do a Thanksgiving post before a Christmas post, so here we are. I know the rest of America has moved on to December, but I’m still trying to catch up with myself! So let’s rewind just for a moment and think back to a few weeks ago when we were all enjoying turkey and reflecting on all the things we are grateful for in our lives…
R and I hosted a combination of our families for a total of 11. Our menu included the basics- turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and apple pie, as well as the Filipino basics- Pancit, Lumpia, and Empanadas. Sautéed Brussels sprouts were the wildcard that we spontaneously added alongside all the “traditional” dishes. (Perhaps a new tradition is born!?) Robert, his mom, and my mom did most of the cooking, while the bulk of my job was setting the table and bar. I do love any opportunity I have to pull out the family silver and our best wine glasses! And…what a treat to do some hand lettering for my own table for a change!
It was a great day, but flew by. I barely had a moment to stop and think about all that I am grateful for. But hey, I don’t need one holiday a year to remind me… I am well aware of all that brings joy to my life. My dear husband, family and friends, my sweet Georgia, my cozy home, microbrews, and instant Netflix. I am a lucky, lucky girl!
(Robert’s sister, Gemma, got this awesome shot while R was carving the turkey. Her caption was “Make sure you do it right!” That is most likely exactly what I was expressing. I love it!)