Thanksgiving Festivities with Grandpa and Loretta

Hello my dear Life of Lydia readers! Last weekend Grandpa and Loretta visited us from Illinois. We mainly celebrated Thanksgiving but gave a nod to Luke’s birthday which was last week.

We posed for a picture with Grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

Luke with Grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

Lydia with Grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

Loretta with Grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

My mother with Grandpa. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

Luke, Grandpa, Loretta, and I played hearts. This is something we often do together. Luke is always rather expressive and has a lot to say when playing this game. At first I was not very eager to play because I wanted to work on writing a story. My sentiments changed when I remembered that people in Jane Austen’s novels were frequently playing card games. I simply pretended that I was living in the word of Jane Austen and this made the card game more enjoyable.

We used cards that had safety tips printed on them, something that probably would not have been true in rengency England so I just had to imangine the tips weren’t there.

I provided my mother with assistance in making mashed potatoes. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

Cooking is fun! (In moderation.)

The Thanksgiving menu included the following: Turkey, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and apple pie. (Not pictured.)

Loretta made the apple pie.

Grandpa and Loretta enjoying their meal.

I am thankful for my mother. She’s the best.

Loretta made chocolate chip cookies in honor of Luke’s birthday.

Almost as soon as we were done with Thanksgiving dinner, we began setting up Christmas decorations. Grandpa and my father worked together to set up the tree.

My father sought consultation from myself in regards to lighting the tree. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

I put the ornaments on the Christmas tree. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

My mother put up orange slice garlands.

We also spent a great deal of time sitting around. I mainly chose to sit in my egg chair. (Photo courtesy of Wane McKinstry’s camera.)

2 responses to “Thanksgiving Festivities with Grandpa and Loretta”

  1. I am thankful for my daughter. She’s the best. ❤️

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Week

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