Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We had a little Thanksgiving with just our family & I had a realization as I was cooking all day- making Thanksgiving dinner for 4 people seems as time consuming as cooking for a ton of people. Mostly because you still want all the trappings of a Thanksgiving meal & despite me TRYING to make smaller portions it didn't really happen. So, we'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner well into 2013.

The last few weeks we've been doing some actives to help remind us to be thankful for all we have. On the first Family Night of November we made a chain counting down to Thanksgiving with all the things we were thankful for listed (our past year here). 


Then for another Family Night we wrote letters to people in our lives that we were thankful for. It was a good time to sit & reflect on the awesome people we are blessed to know.

For Thanksgiving day I spread out a big piece of brown wrapping paper as our tablecloth and we each drew things we were thankful for.

 Here's the table, food, settings, etc. It was fairly simple but so much fun to put together & always fabulous to spend time as a family!


And Happy Thanksgiving from the Carter Family!

11 comments:

Aunt Susie said...

Good job! Love the pictures of your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing.

Marlena said...

you are so creative!! I love the table cloth and the chain!! well I love everything! dinner looked amazing! you are such a rad mom Olivia! I miss you all!!

Rachel+Co said...

aw, i love it. what a great way to make gratitude a family affair.

April Carter said...

It looks so beautiful, delicious and very creative. Good job. It is nice sometimes to do things with just your family....but then again...I love having strays come too. Love you guys

Treble Clef ♪ said...

Fabulous! All with that creative Olivia Carter touch:)

Misty said...

You are seriously awesome. I love the art/tablecloth idea. So cute.

brook said...

wow. can you adopt my children?

M said...

Looks like a great meal and a fun day!

Esther Noelle said...

How'd you like the sweet potatoes? Everything looks awesome - love the paper on the table! Way to go lady!

MOMJ said...

Beautiful family!! Thanks for sharing you are terrific!

Jill said...

Good ideas! You have a lovely family!