Monday, November 10, 2008

Thanksgiving is coming up !

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of my family getting together and relaxing and of course eating! I remember when I was young , my grandparents would have the Thanksgiving feast at their house. Two long picnic tables pushed together so we could get everyone at the table! My grandmother was an excellent cook too. She made at least six different pies, her pumpkin and cherry were my favorites! Turkey was not on the menu though. What you say! Well, my grandfather did not like turkey. He liked ham. So.... I didn't learn how to cook a turkey until I moved away from home. Thank goodness Martha Stewart showed me how! Thanksgiving today for me is a special day for remembering, as both of my grandparents are gone. Both of them passed away in the month of November. This year I plan on teaching my daughter how to make my grandmother's pumpkin and cherry pies. Lets remember to give thanks to the special people in our lives and cherish the memories of those loved ones who have passed.

What do you think of the new Christmas tree fad? I am still not sure if I like it. What? You haven't seen the upside down trees! They are catching on big time this year. I saw one for the first time in Michael's Craft store. They don't take up as much room, as a traditional tree and ornament collectors like them because they can get more treasures on them. It might look great in a more modern style home than my Victorian cottage. They are very interesting, they come in a variety of colors too. I guess it's not a new thing, according to some websites I have visited, but it was new to me. So what do yo think?


Robert said...

I do not like those trees, although it would be safer for me to have with my three little ones running around. Did you see our trees on the Enchanted Christmas blog? We have sugar rush here!!Robert

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Leah on my display! It was a LOT of work BUT the kids loved it...including this BIG kid!!!

I know it is always SAD when Halloween comes to an end...although it really doesn't for me...I still live it 24/7 365 days a year in my heart! ;-)

PS: I just loaded the Halloween night pics on my blog!

PPS: Can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner, AND I still prefer traditional upright trees.


Stressed Signs by Shari said...

I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Last week we started the sign up on what everyone was bringing. We are bringing corn bread stuffing. Mandi of course is bringing homemade cranberry sauce. Time is flying

Robert said...

Pop in and see your work!! Robert :)

Melissa said...

LOL Leah! My daughter is allergic to poultry so we have Ham on Thanksgiving. I do love Turkey! Yum!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Looks like the general consensus is a thumbs down on the up side down trees.

Melissa, Sneak off to the deli and order a turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich. They are scrumptious! ;)