Autumn is in full swing around here - vibrant color, falling leaves, perfect pumpkins and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends! And the weather has been fabulous - sunny, fresh and wonderful for outdoor activity. Here is a round up of some of the highlights of our gorgeous October holiday weekend! I was sitting having my coffee when these two yellow maple leaves drifted down and settled on this pretty rusty mum on our back step - so lovely!
|There are still lots of gloriously hued leaves on our maples and oaks but they are |
beginning to fall and swirl about the yard.
Ethel is beside herself romping in them
and chasing them as the breeze flutters them around the lawn.
I love to set a table and special occasions are a wonderful chance to show guests how happy I am to have them join us. And then I love to take photos of it! Here are a few from Thanksgiving dinner.
We are going to be away for Christmas this year so my niece and I decided to combine holiday dinners this weekend - we celebrated 'Chris-giving' or was it 'Thank-mas'... there were 12 for dinner and we were so glad to have everyone there!
A smattering of gold stars and a few sparkly ornaments in orange and purple celebrated autumn
with just a hint of Christmas. On Saturday morning, Sophie, her best friend and I set up shop to create sweet felted acorn ornaments, also in orange, purple and red, to dangle from the branches in the centerpiece.
|'The girls' helping to arrange the table.|
Saturday night's dessert was these yummy rice crispie squares pumpkins (found on Pinterest). We used food coloring to 'orange' them up and fondue chocolate for their stems.
|There's a turkey in that there pot!!!|
We tried a couple of times to deep fry a turkey - and have always ended up putting it in the oven. It's hard to properly cook it all the way through this way. Hubs and my brother-in-law were determined and it was a resounding success! perfectly delicious (and we had a back up on the BBQ rotisserie, just in case :).