Saturday, November 29, 2008

An Ode to Thanksgiving

Staying up late to make homemade pies
that surely will add inches to our thighs.
The tables were set, the food was cooked
How delicious Mike's turkey looked!

The feast was on, it was time to say grace

Everett got food all over his face.

Summer enjoyed her first taste of food
It put her in a more Thanksgiving mood.

As the food settled we got in the groove

Playing Rock Band and showing our moves.

A time to be grateful for blessings galore

And stuffing our bellies till they can't stretch anymore.

Later that evening, at precisely midnight
Mel and I shopped with all of our might!

The older I get the more I appreciate Thanksgiving. Growing up we were always in Colorado for hockey tournaments and usually had Thanksgiving dinner at Denny's or the hotel. I LOVE cooking an elaborate meal, decorating the table and gathering with friends and family.
This year we had my brother Mike, his wife Melody, her sister Naomi, Naomi's husband Jeff and 3 gentlemen visiting from India to Mel's office: Mehool, Ranjeeth, and Fishwa. They were good sports to try all of the food and were fascinated by the concept of jello. Mike was excited at the thought of having "indians" for Thanksgiving dinner.
I am blessed to have amazing people in my life. I never feel I am alone or unsupported because of all of you. Thank you for being a part of my life and I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving feast.


kristi and family said...

leesa... your dinner looks amazing... and i love your table set up... mine looked a little ghetto...

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

What a spread....turkey, pies, indians...very authentic! ;o)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lamb Fam said...

I'm blown away by it all. You are the woman, Leesa.

Kristen said...

WOW! You're amazing. I'm not a bit surprised, but still impressed! I swear I took a picture of you on 80's night, but I didn't have one on my camera. I'll have to steal one from your blog. You're pants couldn't be beat!

Treasure said...

Leesa it was so good to hear from you!! It has been forever!! It was really fun to check out your blog and caught up a bit. I am glad you found me. I really liked your health for the cure blog. That was a great idea.

Brandt & Kriste said...

So impressed! Your place looked great and so festive. How sweet are you to host the Indians. What a fun Thanksgiving you should always remember.