Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.

While the holiday falls on Monday, we have always had our turkey dinner Sunday.

As a child, it involved gathering leaves and chestnuts and creating baskets for our aunts, uncle and grandparents with the preserves mom made in the summer. It was a day to hang out with cousins, go for a walk through the trails behind my parents’ house and enjoy great food with a fantastic family.

Now it involves two turkey dinners (no, you can not have too much turkey).

Saturday, my stepdaughter comes home for the first time since we dropped her off at her college residence in September. Her boyfriend, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend will join her.

We will spend the day with our family, catching up on news, playing with my son and walking throughout the neighbourhood after dinner and before digging into dessert, which will include the apple caramel pie found at October farm’s blog.

Thank you again, October farm.

Sunday, we’ll make the drive to my parents’ house, where I will hang out with my cousins and aunts, enjoy great food and fantastic family.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! My sister is visiting me from Ontario, and a brother coming from Calgary. So four out of the 5 siblings will be together--a treat indeed! Bet it will be great to see your step daughter. And apple caramel pie?? Sounds devine.

Angella said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! (Nice to "meet" you. :) )

Nicole said...

Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend.

FranticMommy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love the picture of your pumpkin. Fall is my fac time of the year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lis! Please give my love you everyone in your family and extra special hugs for the little man!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Lady Mama said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am a huge fan of turkey.

Christina Lee said...

Sounds GREAT.
Although, when I first saw your post (being American) I looked at my calendar--ha!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Happy Thanksgiving Canada style! My fave holiday. Enjoy.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Katherine said...

I have to say (not being Canadian) that I like the idea of having Thanksgiving when you guys do, as opposed to the American Thanksgiving, which is much to close to Christmas. There is more fall weather, less chance of snow. It just seems better.