Happy Sunday, my friends! I hope you've all had a nice weekend - holiday weekend, if you're American. :)
We had a great Thanksgiving, and I have just a few pictures to share from our holiday. This year, dinner was hosted by my folks ~ and I cannot thank my mum enough for relieving me of all holiday duties this year - she just took it all on and made me take it easy!
Their home looked lovely and the food was delicious and it was so great to spend time with our family and friends.
My mum set several beautiful tables ...
And here's the 20 lb. turkey in all its golden glory!
These adorable coffee spoons were made by my cousin, Kate ...
The light was low in the above shot, so here's a better picture:
I brought a few home. :) Full directions can be found here.
On Friday - a gorgeous fall day here in New England - Bill and I took Earlybird for an afternoon nature walk ...
Running and jumping with Daddy. Dads are so good for those kinds of things.
Ok, here I am with my "little bump."
I'm 14 weeks along and clearly, I've popped. ;)
I have a soft spot for bittersweet ... it grows wild everywhere around here.
Now today after Mass (celebrating "The Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year), we had a little breakfast in honor of my mum whose birthday is tomorrow ...
I made her a simple spice cake ...
And the boys helped me set up a "breakfast beverage bar."
We had the usual spread ...
Nana's "cheesey eggs," bacon and sausages, toast, strudel, fruit/yogurt/granola and roasted onion-potatoes.
(And I'm very happy to report, the cooking smells did not bother me - even the onions and sausages! I'd say that's a good sign, yes?)
Me and my beautiful mum ...
I'm so grateful to have her in my life. ❤
Well, I hope your weekend went well! We have been organizing our Christmas decorations, inside and out. We usually wait until the first Sunday of Advent to do this, but logistically speaking, this weekend just worked out better. I must say, I adore having the house lit by window candles and strings of Christmas lights - or "fairy lights" as they call them in England. (I just love that!)
And speaking of loving English things, tonight on PBS there is a special called Downton Revisited. Anyone else watching that? IF I can stay awake, I will be. We first have to get through the 8-9 hour watching Once Upon a Time with the boys. So I may have something to say about Downton tomorrow, or I may not. Check my Monday domestic notes post to find out. :)
Ok my friends, I'm going to run along ... I am woefully behind on comments (not to mention email!) so I'll spend the rest of my day catching up. But thanks so much for stopping by! I always appreciate your visits. :)
I'll see you here again very soon ...