November 25, 2004


We had a wonderful thanksgiving at home. It was just our little family and we truly enjoyed the day. We made great vegetarian food and did a whole spread. Our meal included Seitan, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, spinach casserole, butternut squash, green bean casserole and crescent rolls. We were too stuffed that we actually skipped dessert altogether. Though we did have some crackers and cheese and pistachios while we were cooking.

Serona slept in until around 11am and the kids and I watched the Thanksgiving Day parade. We have a set of bunny ears that come out for a few very specific things (presidential addresses, the debates, election night, perhaps the Olympics and we decided this year to watch the parade) but as you know we are a generally TV free house, no cable, no network, no TV other than videos from time to time. I was amazed at the commercials and kept hitting the mute button and trying to switch away from them. The parade was fun though and then we all chipped in to clean up around the house and then we all cooked together which was a lot of fun.

We had a nice and slow meal and we took turns going around the table mentioning things we were thankful for. Each family member was mentioned as was Jesus, God, grandparents, extended family, our homeschool support group, our friends, our house, our dogs and of course frogs. I feel asleep and Serona watched a movie with the kids during which Ciaran fell asleep and then Rhiannon, Serona and I all played Jr Monopoly together and had a good time.

Some of my favorite memories from growing up was playing board games together as a family. I think I have always been a board game person and I truly enjoy them. I hope we are able to share that in common as a family and am enjoying starting that now.

Hope you had a great thanksgiving and have many things to be thankful for as we do.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, we have been SO spoiled by not having television in our house! By "we", I mean Zorak and I. *grin* This we we received three children's catalogues (Rainbow Resource Holiday, Mindbender's, and some other one...) The boys have been stunned into a slack-jawed stupor by the vast array of "stuff" that's available. It took me a minute to figure out why they were so awed by it all, and then it hit me- they haven't seen commercials in a year and a half! OHhhhhhh, that makes SO much more sense now! LOL!

    Glad you had a lovely holiday!