Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend...


with my best friend, my heart, my other half.
to three children who are my joy.
to brothers + sisters who make me laugh.
a grand-daughter to someone I call a best friend.
who gets me.
to the best parents in the world.
to one of the best friends a girl could have.
a mission in Canada.
and I love them!
to a man I adore.

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love + thoughts of gratitude. 

We had a few families over to our home to share the BIG meal. It was amazing! Thank you Ormsbys, Shermans, Evans + Youngs for all the fabulous food + fun! 

I had to share my friend Jaime Young's yummy cider drink recipe she brought to share it was soooo good! Hope you don't mind, Jaime...

Jaime's Cider Drink

Cinnamon Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Dissolve the sugar in the water on medium heat. Once dissolved add 5 cinnamon sticks, bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low for 40 minutes.  Remove sticks, store in jar.

1 gallon apple juice
1/2 cup cinnamon syrup
Mix these together and put in crockpot on high until ready to serve.

Whip up some real whip cream.

Put cider in mugs.
Top with the following toppings:
whip cream
carmel sauce
cinnamon syrup


[BrookeO] said...

Oooh how I love this post. Made me all teary.
Miss you!

Kristal said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lacey said...

Such a cute post!!

Alisha said...

That was such an amazing post. You don't even look pregnant in that last picture! :) Glad you had a good time.

Rachel Call said...

Well said and beautifully shared. Your pictures are priceless. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. The people in our lives are our most priceless treasures. Love you!!