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.
(Although it looks like we may all be on the verge of tipping over, nobody fell in this picture.)
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!
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