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August 24, 2009

T is for….

Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday.

What is there NOT to love????

Food, family, food, fun, family, laughing, food, and there is NO present buying stress involved. How awesome is that????

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I really enjoy hosting it at our house. It is so much fun having all of our family with us at one time.. you know, the in-laws, the out-laws & some straglers off the street.

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November in Florida; the weather is usually perfect for us to have the entire house open. We use the dining room table, the kitchen table and the outside table too. If we invite even more people next year, we may need to use the pool table as well. :0

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But no matter which table you sit at, you always feel special. So special that I may even offer the wishbone to YOU!

And if you know me, you know that there is usually not one dish left in the cupboard when dinner is served…no paper plates or plastic silverware either. ALL the good stuff gets used on special occasions. (ok, most days are a special occasion, right?)

I have so much to be thankful for…I hope you do as well.

gosh, it is already August 24th…suppose it is too early to start setting the tables????

Who is coming???? Dinner will be served at 3:00 sharp.

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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Suzanne, Oh you have me thinking about Thanksgiving foods and decorations and family get-togethers now. Autumn in general is my favorite time of the year. Hope you all have a great week.

Clippy Mat said...

i could fit on the end of one of those tables no problem.
;-)

Kay said...

Yum! Looks delish and fun! : )

Hey... last year I was in Florida on Thanksgiving day at Disney (we flew home that morning). Had a lovely Thanksgiving burger at the airport. yum.

And yes, your weather is delightful in November. :)

Caution/Lisa said...

I'm pretty sure we're free this year - if you need to set another table.

Jen said...

Hey I can bring a Table!
Happy Monday Suz!

Minerva said...

There's just a slight cool breeze in the air here in Maryland. It got me to thinking about Fall this morning. You now have me thinking of Thanksgiving! Nice post.

Dawn said...

i always love your enthusiasm about thanksgiving! you are the premiere hostess :) cute joke about the pool table! i do seem to recall a time that you were serving up food on it before! go ahead, get the publix pilgrims out and start setting!

Shelley said...

I'm looking at that food spread and I am packing a suitcase for Scout & I! See you on Thanksgiving! I will bring you some pumpkin pie and pecan squares.

Lou said...

Suz..
delightful blog!
would LOVE to join in on the Thanksgiving festivities..just need to know WHICH florida city you are in..my home is Pensacola..I'm a native Floridian..but I live here in Denver..
am hoping to be back full time in Florida in the very near future!
Give me directions,and what I'm supposed to bring..and I'll be there!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I am guessing your excellent dogs get stuffed too?

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, I love this post! And I love Thanksgiving, too! This year the entire family will be at our house - can't wait!

Technodoll said...

I need your address. Will bring marshmallows for the baked yams. And wine. Can I please sit with the dogs? :-D

George said...

Thanksgiving at your house seems to be a very special, happy day. We have almost autumn-like temperatures here in Tennessee today, so maybe it's not to early to think about setting tables!

Colleen said...

I am there! Me and my family of 6...hope you don't mind!

stephanie said...

What a sweet post for late summer :)

We invite stragglers for Thanksgiving, too. Though my hospitality wanes when the Cowboys game starts...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Suz, Ya mean that you'd give ME the wishbone????? WOW---think I'll be there on Thanksgiving this year. Save a spot.. Can George come too??? (But remember--"I" want the wishbone.)
Hugs,
Betsy

mom x 2 said...

AHHHHH Thanksgiving is right around the corner!! But I would love to spend it in Florida, winky, winky :) Happy Monday!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanksgiving is our #1 holiday--what can I say? We love to cook and we love to eat.

Unknown said...

Oh yumm!! I'll be there early and lend you my expertise as "professional food tester".

clean and crazy said...

that looks like my spread on thanksgiving!! yumm can't wait for the holidays!!

Lakeland Jo said...

the entire house open in November, the weather perfect?? Now I really am depressed.
Love the pics

Kristina P. said...

I love Thanksgiving and everything that goes along with it. And I am all about a sprinkling of sarcasm. I am actually all about handfuls of it.

Ben said...

Yeah, it'll be Turkey Time before we know it!

Janie said...

We have snow and sometimes skiing on Thanksgiving! No open Thanksgiving house around here. Your dinner looks great, with lots of good company.

Cassie said...

Oooo I love Thanksgiving. Love your pictures too. I'm running out of power here, but will catch up on your blog next time. X-C

Unknown said...

Saw one of your comments on a friend's blog and thought I'd stop by...
Thanksgiving -- one of my all time favs.

Love your blog -- will follow :) Sue

Anonymous said...

how lucky you are! my family is so dysfunctional that we are not close and my husband's family, whom I love, are on the east coast. so our thanksgivings are not that exciting.

Unknown said...

I am thankful for thanksgiving. And thankful for you because you reminded me to be thankful today. And to use the real plates instead of paper.....