26 November 2010

A day of Thankfulness... and a giveaway reminder.

Brown sugar glaze drizzles down the ham, yeast rolls turn to the perfect shade of gold, and casseroles bubble over. Thanksgiving is here and we have delicious smells wafting through the house and stuffed bellies to prove it.

While my littlest babe naps, the bigger of the babes excitedly watches the Macy’s Parade. Krysta stares wide-eyed as floats, performers, and bands march on to the beat of the drum. She randomly exclaims, “OH MY GOSH, MOM LOOK AT THAT!” and “WHOA MOM, DID YOU SEE THAT?”  and “OH MAN, THAT’S SO AWESOME!”. The spirit of the holidays lives in this kid all year-round.

Linens and dishes are arranged on the table just so, and food is perfectly placed on plates, and ice clatters and glistens in clear glasses as sweet tea is poured, all making it a displayed work of art. Martha Stewart, eat your heart out! As we gather around the table passing around platters of food, conversing and laughing with one another, and the “mmm, this turned out well,” is about the time that I feel it. I feel the togetherness, the closeness, the thankfulness. This is what Thanksgiving is all about.

And of course it wouldn’t be a real holiday in Alaska without some fun in the snow. It had been snowing non-stop all day- which only made the day more magical- so we dove in. Literally.

We added more snow to our snowman, which was looking a little zombie-ish. He’s nice and plump now, just like our full Thanksgiving filled bellies. Krysta caught an ample amount of fat juicy snowflakes and rolled around in the snow until her heart’s content.

We even worked off our Thanksgiving meal by shoveling massive piles of snow that accumulated throughout the day.

my girl does it in style

On a side note: Look who came to visit us earlier this week. There’s a moose on the loose! This is pretty common, especially during the Fall and Spring, but it’s exciting just the same as the first time you spot one.

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  1. MOOOOOOOSE! Hubs told me about a moose coming up to his door in AK when he was a child - I guess it really DOES happen!

    "Martha Stewart, eat your heart out!" - You make me smile :)

    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, Emily.

    Loving your blog.

  2. As always I love your pictures, SO crazy about the moose, and SO cool! Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

  3. What a fun holiday, and such pretty pictures! I love the one of her cute polka dot tights with the snow shovel. So fun!

  4. I love all of your pictures! It looks like a real Winter Wonderland!

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