While my husband was away at deer camp I enjoyed my own version. Thankful his was a successful one, which means I will be feeding my family venison once again this year. If you happen to be a dinner guest and wild game isn’t your culinary choice, know I am happy to accommodate with a tame option.
I will let you judge for yourself, but in my humble opinion my version of deer camp was a wee more fun, hands down, 110%. Not to mention a lot less cold and way more sleep.
A few highlights included lunch dates with my mom and siblings at an adorable bistro, pre-Christmas and window shopping at some lovely boutiques and my dad turning the Christmas lights on just because he knew I was coming home.
We started our annual candy making, key word would be started. A must have favorite, mint chocolate bon-bons.
My parents spoiled me with a delicious pre-Thanksgiving meal and enjoyed lots of games from memory and Guess Who with the nephews to late night cards and wine with my siblings.
Ice skating!! A personal fave and glad to know I am still agile enough to win (most of the time) while racing my nephews. I must confess the dreaded Shred didn’t keep me in shape enough to not be painfully sore the next day.
Wishing everyone a (belated) blessed and happy Thanksgiving!! A day to solely reflect on life’s blessings. There is so much to be grateful for, from the simple to the complex, the small and hidden to the large and given.
I know in my own life I need to make more of an effort to set aside days of mini-thanksgivings. I am guilty of getting so wrapped up in the let downs and disappointments that I often forget to give praise and thanks for the everyday joys and gifts!