Thanksgiving at the Cabin is always a special family time.
This year, our anticipation of Thanksgiving had been building for weeks. Our decorations were hung. We had enjoyed E-Bear's Paraliturgy. We had ingredients on hand. We had been talking about the many things for which we are thankful. And, perhaps most of all, we love being at the Cabin together.
This year, as usual, our Thanksgiving meal was a feast.
We enjoyed the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry thanks to MoMo. We enjoyed stuffing thanks to Auntie Sharon. We enjoyed traditional fruit salad thanks to Auntie Cindy. As a loving salute to T's family, I made squash casserole and sweet potato casserole. At the beginning of our meal, the plates were as stuffed as the turkey.
By the end of the meal, it was our tummies that were stuffed.
MoMo gave us all a puzzle as a family gift for the Thanksgiving holiday. We made short work of the puzzle. After all, we had a multitude of hands working quite hard next to the warmth of Papa's fire.
We also had a great time enjoying the wintery feel of the north woods. T and I took the kids for a hike on the sled. T pulled the sled, and I took the pictures. :)
The lake was frozen solid.
We ventured just onto the shoreline.
T and I are still too cautious to go out very far.
E-Bear made a great snow angel on the ice.
Before we left, Papa let the kids clean out the ashes from the fireplace. This ended up being one of their favorite activities of the weekend! Just look at those little Cinderellas!
We said good-bye to the Cabin for the winter as we left. Buddy Bear was in tears, and I couldn't blame him. We love Thanksgiving at the Cabin! Maybe we need to plan a winter snowshoe weekend.......