Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving has come and gone...

We had a wonderful first Thanksgiving in our home. The food was delicious and we enjoyed visiting with David's family. Although we do not have a dining room, we are lucky enough to have a galley shaped library- perfect for a long table. We were glad that it worked out as well as we had envisioned when we purchased our home!

A photo of the table...set for 8 adults, but could hold 12-14 (it's a good thing too, considering how quickly the family is growing. In two years, we will gone from 0 kids to 5!)




And thank you all so much for your encouraging words after my visit with the bitchy bitter midwife. I ate an extra bowl of pumpkin ice cream just for her! You must try it; I got mine from Trader Joe's.

But now that Thanksgiving is over...Christmas is upon us! We only have one full week left of school (a very intense week, might I add). And then it's time to celebrate the season with friends, family, and of course, a project or two!

This past weekend we cut down our very first Christmas tree...

So many trees...so hard to decide!

Let's take our picture and see if it feels right.

Loaded onto the car...


I am very thankful for high ceilings! Let the decorating begin....
How was your Thanksgiving? Have you decorated your tree yet?

13 comments:

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

You did a gorgeous job decorating for Thanksgiving, and those pumpkins are really cute that say THANKS!

Cate said...

I truly love your design aesthetic. It's so cozy and down-to-earth! I can't wait to see how you all decorate for Christmas.

Gina at Temporary Nest said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks like something out of Martha! Great job! I didnt do the tree yet but I'm slightly in love with my little festive display.

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Sarah Ann said...

Your house is beautiful! :) I love the little pumpkins, too!!

Caroline said...

Your Thanksgiving set up looked lovely! I'm excited to have a bigger home and bigger family someday so I can decorate host family get togethers :) Your family portrait in front of your tree is so cute! I am likely putting up our tree and lights sometime between now and Wednesday and waiting until my boyfriend has some time away from work this weekend to decorate it. It bums me out that he's so busy at work form now until March, but it definitely helps me appreciate him more when he is at home.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Your Thanksgiving table looked great! I think the bookshelves made a great backdrop, actually.

I decorated our tree on Saturday and am working on other Christmas decorations here and there. Can't wait to see all of yours!

Janine said...

Thank you lovely friend for your kind words of support. I needed them tonight.

Your family pictures are so beautiful. What a priceless memory. I can't wait to see your tree all dressed up.

Have a wonderful week.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a beautiful family you have.... and you look adorable!!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I need to rewind...first of all, I don't think I've seen that room before. I envy your bookcases! Second, I missed the midwife story. Going back to find it now!

Katy said...

Caroline, congrats to us for hosting our first Thanksgiving. You did a stellar job. I love the table and decor! Beautiful tree also, can't wait to see it all decorated. xoxo, your blogger friend!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

The Thanksgiving table looks great. I got most Christmas stuff done early this year so we have the whole month to just enjoy it all!

Kara said...

Your decorations are so cute! I love them!! I love that you can actually CUT your own Christmas tree too...uber jealous!!! You look adorable (and like a normal pregnant woman should look) and so does your family in front of the tree! Glad to hear your first Thanksgiving went over so well!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Your library/dining room looks beautiful! The room was perfect for a long table.
I could soo go for some pumpkin ice cream right now ;)

xx Cristina