Monday, November 30, 2009

Traditions

The season is in full swing! We had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend with the whole family home! Yay for that!





Here are a sampling of pies the girls made (apple crumb, pumpkin and chocolate chip). It took two phone calls to Grandma for some tips, but they turned out great! Notice Grandma Gales' vintage pie carrier that is very useful transporting the pies over the river and through the woods.......


My Dad collects his change all year and gives it to the grandchildren on Thanksgiving and they pick a charity to give it to. They also make a presentation to all of us about what they chose to do with the money the previous year and why. Lots of people were on the receiving end of these gifts through the years. Mark is shown here explaining his gift to Children's Alopecia Project. CAP has been helpful to our family since his diagnosis and great that we could give a little back.


The kids made their annual trip with Charlie to pick out a tree. It was hard between all the game playing, but they managed to find a little time to get a great one.

I am counting my blessings and so very thankful for time with family!







































4 comments:

  1. What a terrific looking family you have! Those pies looked quite yummy, too.

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  2. Mmm, pies. And can't wait to see pictures of the decorated tree!

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  3. OH. MY. GOSH.
    Would ya look at those pies???
    Drooling over here! ;-)
    Thank you so much for entering my giveaway, best of luck!
    Anne

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  4. Those pies look DELICIOUS!! What a wonderful job! You'll have to post the tree....looks like a good one!

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