Happy BirthThanksgiving!
Friday November 28th 2008, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Family

Pecan pie for birthday cake Over the river and through the redwoods, to Aunt Mary Lynn’s house we go…

Sixteen adults, four small children, one visiting dog, one house in the Santa Cruz mountains.  One husband-and-wife pair’s birthdays, so a large pecan pie got roasted and sung over.Through the woods

I didn’t catch the eighteen-month-old before my camera battery died, but I did get the youngest on her determined way.   Doggone, but Cinnamon the Norse (I think that’s what they said) terrier learned fast that tiny people who walk funny or crawl are to be kept a distance from–it was amazing watching how adept the dog was at ducking around, under, and between those chair parts.  Not in an overly big hurry, just, nope, kid.  Must be so big or bigger to come play.Cinnamon on Thanksgiving

In the kitchen, I told Aunt Nancy at one point, “Here, let me do that,” and her reaction was, “Are you kidding? I found a chore I could do. This is mine!” Which is a lot of how the day went: people looking for their chance to pitch in and help, when there were already so many ready hands.

Bryony with impromptu rattle

Aunt Nancy is the wife of my father-in-law’s oldest brother. She has beautifully-done dark strawberry blonde highlights.  I looked at her and grinned, “It’s not fair; some of us, you know, our roots don’t grow in dark.”  (Not that I’m dyeing mine anymore anyway.)  She looked at me and my gray, a good generation younger, and guffawed appreciatively.  We had a wonderful visit.

I brought my Lisa Souza Timaru yarn in Peacock and had a few of the women going oooh! over it, telling me how gorgeous it is.  And it is.  I’d show it to you, too, except I forgot to recharge that camera battery last night.

And a very good time was had by all.

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Your family gathering sounds wonderful.

I had to smile as I always get a pecan pie on my birthday as it is my very favorite pie!

Comment by Joansie 11.28.08 @ 5:15 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I am thankful to know you.

Comment by sonya 11.28.08 @ 7:09 pm

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I got a chuckle from “roasted” pecan pie. Thanks!
Our Thanksgiving was good, kinda in a fog from our trip still, not jet lag though, but all was well. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 11.28.08 @ 7:22 pm

Hooray! What a wonderful day. And happy birthdays 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 11.29.08 @ 9:37 am

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Day. I too am very found of pecan pies, I made two for Thanksgiving, tho my favorite is mincemeat, no one else will eat one so I didn’t make one this year. Maybe I will sneak one in at Christmas :P.

Comment by LDSVenus 11.29.08 @ 2:24 pm

Norwich terrier? That was one I wanted to consider, but the Knight doesn’t like anything but smooth-coated dogs, it seems…

Comment by Channon 11.30.08 @ 11:33 am

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