Friday, November 28, 2008


I am thankful for a lovely Thanksgiving day yesterday. It was very quiet with just 2 of our kids being able to come, but we still had a great time. We went for a walk in the woods , watched a movie, put up some decorations outside and ate a wonderful meal. Here we are just before we sat down to eat. I just noticed I left my apron on! It was a very mild afternoon so we took advantage of the weather and put up these big 10" balls on the dogwood tree in our front yard.
They really sparkle in the sun and even at night they provide a little interest.
The day after Thanksgiving I am still feeling very thankful.
Rhondi xo


  1. So glad you had a great day! I love those decorations on the tree, I'm ready for Christmas now:>)

  2. Love the tree decorations--hope you do not mind if I steal it for my outdoor trees here in NY!

  3. So happy to hear you had a great turkey day! I'm always wearing my apron at the dinner table!

  4. First of all, your family is beautiful, oh handsome too. LOL.
    I loveeeeeeee that red wall. That's what I want in my kitchen.
    The trees all decked out are too pretty for words. I have never seen anyone do the. Wow. Makes me think I should hunt some ornaments for my tree in the back yard.
    Glad you had a good day.

  5. The table looks so inviting. Glad to hear that you had a good Thanksgiving.
    ♥, Susan

  6. Hey Rhondi,
    I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I enjoy reading your blog. I still don't quite understand why people blog, but I do enjoy reading yours. I have gotten some pretty good decorating ideas from you. Thanks for sharing your life.
    Brenda(sister friend)

  7. Outside christmas balls - how lovely. You look great in your apron, I wear mine all day long - so threads don't stick - and sometimes I forget to take it off when I leave.

    We had a simple thanksgiving with just us this year. I loved it.

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your beautiful family. Love your festive table. Mimi

  9. I'm glad you had a wonderful day! btw I really love your chandelier, it's gorgeous! :) xo Vanessa

  10. I really like how you worked so hard and make your table beautiful and festive. Even tho there were only your husband and 2 children at your table.
    For 10 years it has always
    been hubby and I since our 2 children their spouses and our 1 grandbaby live
    very far away.
    Pamela Ohio

  11. Hi Rhondi -
    I'm so glad your Thanksgiving Day was a good one. I love the picture of you and your family and I'm glad you could be together. When you get a chance please stop by and see what I shared about our day filled with bloopers and faux pas. And a lot of love and thanks. In the middle of it all there was no thought of pictures.

  12. Good morning, Rhondi
    First of all, what a handsome group around your Thanksgiving table! I'm sure you had a lovely day and a good visit.
    I did a little decorating around the front door, yesterday. You know, I bought some large balls, just like yours, to hang in the birch tree in the drive - I like the idea of the shining and reflection when the sun hits them.

  13. Rhondi,

    A very serene and warm picture of you and your family at the table...I like your oversized ornaments on the dogwood tree.....

    God Bless...Betty

  14. Hi Rhondi:
    I gave you a blog award tonight on my blog.

  15. Good to hear you ENJOYED your holiday gathering!
    I love your header... I could lounge there for hours!

  16. That is such a sweet photo of your family gathered and the table ready with the food in the bowls.

    I'm curious about your table. Did you paint the vine border on the top?

    Kathy b

  17. Just thought I'd drop in to say Happy thanksgiving and Christmas, chickee! You have a beautiful family also. My hubs is from West Chester, PA., if that is the same as her sweatshirt. But I, too, am long time married to my sweetheart and just love to read where committed people blog! May all you be happy this coming Christmas season, my sweets.....


  18. Hi Rhondi! your table looks fabulous and of course I love all the colors too! it looks so inviting !!

  19. What a wonderful family photo! You make everything so special...I love it.

  20. Rhondi,

    I love those big bulbs hanging in your trees. What a great idea! I keep seeing them but I wasn't quite sure what I could do with them.



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