Why is Thanksgiving such a faded holiday to so many; shadowed by Christmas and Halloween? Thanksgiving is often regarded as nothing more than an opportunity to stuff our stomachs with food. This makes my heart sad, for the holiday of Thanksgiving is a precious little gem, tucked away between the start of autumn and the sparkling Christmas season. Thanksgiving has always been important to me, and not just because Mom plops a roast turkey on the dinner table. It's a day entirely dedicated to being thankful for what we have. It's a chance to let all of the little disappointments drop off of our shoulders and be happy with what we've got.

This year was the best Thanksgiving yet. By my mother's side in the kitchen, I chopped, peeled and diced. I ran along craggy cliffs, wrote what was on my heart and knit for as long as I wanted. I ironed, folded and washed. I'm a girl who enjoys being busy with tasks. With the exception of lying down with a good book, I don't like sitting still for long.

Dinner was a small affair for just the four of us, but we made it special. We donned pajamas for our feast and sat down with full plates. After our tummies could take no more, we settled back into the living room couch with the fire crackling before us. It was a beautiful evening to cap off a wonderful day.


  1. beautiful, Grace. simply beautiful. {i take it you live in Canada? ;)} and it is sad how ignored and belittled Thanksgiving is. it is a wonderful mark on history that should be remembered and revered. xx

  2. Looks so lovely, the tiny pumpkins are cool!

  3. wonderful photos.
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

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  4. what great looking food! lovely preparation :) and I love the kitty picture!