My desk calendar (created by my friend Kate) turns to December on Saturday. Time to celebrate, wrap, bake, party, and be with the ones we love.
I'm writing about Tradition over at Modern Creative Life this week. I hope you'll check in there and take a look at some of our traditions and share some of yours in the comments. This is my last post for this wonderful online site before it stops publishing new work, and I will miss it. I thank Debra, Becca and Melissa, the site's editors, for giving me the opportunity to write pieces slightly different than most of those here on the Gypsy, and wish them wonderful things as they pursue new opportunities. Older posts will remain and I suggest looking down the pages. Lots of inspiring, thoughtful work there.
Our Thanksgiving was anything but traditional this year! Normally, you find us at home but this year we had two Thanksgivings. The first was with Rick's cousins and aunts. We brought bread and pie to the table!
Stephanie and Brian brought this fun cheese ball turkey with peppers and pretzels as the feathers and face. It doesn't show as well here as it should but it was so cute and really tasty too!
The kids were especially great and fun to be around. (I love that in the background in the photo below, Evan and Jilly (age 2) seem to be having quite the conversation.
Plenty of smiles! (Jilly definitely loves to laugh!)
The second was with Molly's family. And of course we got to see the Baby Grands! It's fun that our Little Big Guy is big enough to go walking and even though it was a bit drizzly, we enjoyed the time outside with him.
Of course we had to take some pix.
In the series of pix with me holding him, he went from the above to...
Time for Grandpa, where they engaged in a little bit of mimicry (Rick was mimicking the new tongue-out habit!)
But I loved this picture most. Snotty noses and all!
And of course our Little Guy is getting bigger every day -- he's in the 100th percentile for his age and two inches taller than his brother was at four months! And he's very happy. We hope he's still happy when Rick and I baby sit for them this weekend!
I leave you with the moon. This was a morning moon at the ditch last week.
Took my breath away.
Sharing with: Pink Saturday
The Gypsy Caravan 2022
Friday, November 30, 2018
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
When last we left our happy travelers, we had wrapped up the Tudors at the Cleveland Art Museum . But there was much more to see and we were...
We recently headed to Cleveland for an extended family wedding. It was the first trip I'd taken (apart from to the kids or to the lake) ...
I went to a wonderful estate sale last month -- but it was also a sad one. The resident of the home was the dad of a high school friend of m...
So many smiling and laughing faces. Lots of fun and love all around. Just as it should be for Thanksgiving and in the lead up to Christmas. I love the little red Cardinals in your calendar. Happy December Jeanie. ♥
Happy December to you! I love the Cardinal calendar. The moon captures are beautiful. Wonderful family photos, your grandson is adorable. Rick's bread looks delicious. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!
You are blessed with such a beautiful family - so much love and life. Oh my your bread for Thanksgiving is a work of art!
Oh I love cardinals, the males are the prettiest and brightest red! What a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and the grands are absolutely adorable. Have a wonderful weekend Jeanie!
That´s a beautiful calendar!
And awww, the moon-pics!
And wow, that is some bread, too, is it sweet or salty, I wonder.
You have a great family, looks like loads of fun and love :-)
it looks like a wonderful holiday look forward to having kids around again sometime
Seriously cute baby and it's oblivious you and Rick love being around children.
Your baby grands are so adorable! I love a chubby baby so I bet the young one has lots of cute rolls. Hopefully he's a good sleeper since he's big for his age. Sometimes that seems to help! Paul is on the opposite end of the spectrum as he's barely 5th percentile and he's just finally moving out of 3-6 month clothes at 9 months! :P
Your Thanksgiving looks like fun. Those littl'uns are so cute, too. Rick's bread looks fantastic. Have a great December. Hugs, Valerie
I'm sorry to see Modern Creative Life go. I enjoyed reading the posts there. I will check out your post.
The baby grands are so cute. Honestly, they are just adorable. Our baby grand is in the 14th percentile and short as he can be. I have no idea why he is so short since his father, my son is over 6’ tall and his mother is probably 5’9”.
Your shot of the moon is stunning.
I always enjoy your articles at Modern Creative Life, sorry to see it go. Oh those Grands are so adorable. Family is so special in my life also!! We had a lovely Thanksgiving.
Fabulous moon photo Jeanie!
Your grandkids are so cute, enjoy the babysitting.
Your friend's calendar is very pretty, going over to Modern Creative Life, it's sad that it's closing.
Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. I think two Thanksgivings sound great. The turkey cheese ball is such a cute idea. I never would have thought of that. SO glad you were able to spend time with the baby grands. I hope you all enjoy the time you spend with them this weekend babysitting.
Great pictures. I love the ones of the moon. They look they should be postcards.
Yes, that moon would take my breathe away too. What a wonderful picture through the trees. Two Thanksgivings is just right! Each in their own way, just perfect. Rick's bread is amazing. The turkey with pretzels is cute and I know I would love nibbling on that. Then the grands are always wonderful to see them growing and thriving.
Wonderful, happy, photographs, Jeanie. Love those moonshots too!
Wow....little handsome dude! Loving the eyes and that cute little face. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. And are good for sure I bet. I will jump over to the other blog and check it out. Later
Goodness, Jeanie, I want a calendar like that. Your friend makes beautiful art and great calendars.
What fun you had for Thanksgiving. That was some fun holiday and two great meals and times, too. Rick's bread stole the show, but big baby grand made me smile. Little baby grand looks SO happy, so I hope you have your camera ready to take lots of wonderful shots tomorrow.
So much to be thankful for!
Nice to celebrate Thanksgiving twice! Great photos and happy future memories. The bread looks fabulous!
Such happiness!Beautiful pictures!
Rick did make an amazing loaf. Wow. It looks too good to eat. And you've been busy with family and food lately. Looks like lots of fun times. Hope babysitting goes well this weekend with those cuties! hugs-Erika
I love all these pictures!!!!!
OH WOW.....Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie! I HAVE MISSED YOU!
You know the old song and dance, "I'm so busy with teaching!" But it's true.
Look at that moon. It was stellar, wasn't it! On Thanksgiving night, I had looked out my front window that faces east and over my neighbor's darling Christmas light clad cottage, there was the brightest, fullest moon. What a gift.
You look like you had a memorable time of family, fun and generations of family members that will one day remember this particular day with great fondness. We write stories without even knowing it, don't we!
Wonderful happenings and pictures Jeanie . . .
I am reminded of a song Moon Shadow, Cat Stevens, I think . . .
Beautiful photo catch . . .
Here I go to check out the December Modern Creative Life, which I have enjoyed.
December 1 and I am just now getting busy with decorating.
(Not sure what I was thinking to schedule carpets to be cleaned first week of December.)
(Oh well . . . it has helped my organization process though!)
I enjoyed your Modern Crestive Life, Traditions.
Excited . . . decorating Christmas Cookies with GG Oakland this year.
Hopefully grandson Jordon and his friend McKenna can join us too.
Much to do, I better get busy . . .
Quelle belle vie!
The boys are growing:) Similarities ..so similar from my point of view..LOL the faces..Love the calendar..
Happy holiday season to you and your loved ones Jeanie♥
I love your article, and this post too!
It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope your Christmas celebrations go to plan, and you get to enjoy the traditions that mean so much to you.
Oh Jeanie, you had me with those cute kid pics!!! Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving times two. Great food and family pics and those moon shots, awesome! Sweet post........
I love the red Cardinals!
Your grandson is adorable! :)
It looks like you had fun!
LOVED your traditions article! So many fun things that you do every year. This post is fun too with all the pics of your family.
Hi Jeanie. I love your family's traditions. When we lived in Santa Cruz around all the family and our folks were alive, we had many traditions that were repeated year after year. We had wonderful times when the kids were all little, but everyone grew up and got married or moved away, as we did, and now we have mostly memories. But that is a good thing too. Now, each year is special unto itself and we enjoy them all. Your pictures are just precious and I read your article. I enjoyed it all..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy
You had a good day!
Oh my goodness, those children are beautiful! Your baby grands look almost like twins in facial features. Nothing better than family time together! Well, that and food to go with it. ;)
Warm and wonderful!! Lovely moon too.
So many wonderful pictures.. looks like you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Love your photos with the little ones. I'm missing mine something awful.
Post a Comment