Thursday, November 24, 2011


Wishing you  all, bellies full of good food and hearts full of good cheer!

Im thankful for sooo many things it would be impossible to make a list. maybe I can just say that I am thankful for my life and everything in it that causes me joy or sustains us. And perhaps I should include, even some of the more uncomfortable things that dont bring joy, but make us stronger and bind us together. Does that cover everything? I think it does. I am thankful to God for the life hes given me and the forgiveness that he bestows on me daily for all the bad thats in me! (I know you dont see it.. but its there.. believe me!) I am thankful for inspiration, color and creativity... I am thankful for the ability to occupy myself for hours on end making silly little cute things.. that tickle me and make me giggle! I am thankful for my blogland buddies!! though you are included in the first part when I said "anything that brings me joy!"

making pies

so yesterday I baked pies, made stuffing, made some appetizers and I baby sat for torry pie in the morning. We baracaded ourselves in the kitchen and baked and laughed the hours away!


I dont need to tell you how thankful I am for this baby do I???

OMG! I love him to pieces!

torry kept grammy company this morning

So the whole family is coming for dinner tonight.. what used to be 6 of us has turned into 13! and is soon to be 15 by next summer! and I should add that I am VERY thankful that each of my children has found someone special to love, be loved by and to spend their lives with. That has been a prayer of mine since they were babies.

I think we'll have plenty of food! wanna hear what we're having??

(you have no choice.. unless you stop reading here!

tea and turkey!

We are having: Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatos, sweet potato casserole, squash, green bean casserole, salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, shrimp cocktail, stuffed hot peppers and desserts.. pumpkin, apple and pecan pies and cheesecake! lots of yumminess.. we arent eating until about 5:30. I prefer to eat at about 3:00, but I have to share my family with other families now.. so they will visit the others first.. then come here. Then after dinner we will pack up all the desserts and head down the road to our good friends house. We get together on thanksgiving night with two other families, our closest friends and hang out. We all bring our desserts and eat a little of everything! OINK OINK!!

uh oh.. nosey and naughty!

uh oh.. Im sorry figgy and frannie have no manners and are sitting on the table checking out the turkey! oh the little naughties! but I just love them soo..

can I add them to my list of thankful for.... well they too are included in the anything that brings me joy.. but I sure am thankful to have these little fuzzy wuzzy fluffy baby pies!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

I wish you all to have bellies full of good food and hearts full of good cheer!



Kim K. said...

Have a fabulous day being surrounded by all the things you love. Thanksgiving hugs dear friend!!

kandeland said...

I'm thankful for you Viv! and I know you pretty well and I have to say that I still don't think there's any "bad" in you!! Have a wonderful day! Don't wear yourself out! xoxoxo

Patti G. said...

ohhhhhh you pies look heavenly, and I wish you a Happy One with your family and those babies!:)
Your foods and plans for dinner sound fabulous. Enjoy the time and memories that will be made.
From the Christmas Swap :)

Cindy said...

Your menu sounds great! I'm about to get started cooking, did the bakin g yesterday. Have a very happy day, Viv. I'm thankful for you and your blog, you brighten my day!

Samantha said...

Awwww...I love this post. Your thankful heart makes me smile. Have a beautiful day! I'm off to put a pie in the oven...we're having Thanksgiving today and another on saturday. Let the hugs and laughter begin! :)

Debby said...

Have a great Thanksgiving with all of your family and your Torrie Pie. He is just so sqeezably cute. Love your attitude.

Mica said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving today with your family ya girl...Mica

Lisa said...

When we take a moment to stop and look around there really is so much to be thankful for. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful Viv! ;)

Kai said...

BAD in you???? No way. Never. Huh-uh! I'm not even entertaining the IDEA of it! You are a sweetheart. Period. The end. You'd be even MORE of a sweetheart if you'd let me play with that darling grandson of yours, pet the kitty-people, and pass me a plate of that food! LOL! Your Thanksgiving plans sound perfect! And I am VERY grateful for YOU, Viv. You're ABSOLUTE JOY!

lori ventimiglia said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving at your house!!! YOU are special!!!!
luv ya!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vivianneroni! I always say your name that way, because when I first got to know you online, I thought your name was Vivianne Roni, but I liked saying it all one word: Vivianneroni.

You are so very blessed with all those in-laws and babies (to come)!