Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in September?? You Betcha!!

Here is Chef Holly in the kitchen whipping up her
famous Bananas Foster Crepes

We're talking serious YUM here!
That is homemade organic whipped cream in Birdie
(my kitchen aid)

Holly wanted to treat her Papa and Nana who were
here for a week from Arkansas.
They left this morning.

Nana bought Holly this "holly" apron she found
at a cute shop called "The Hen's Tooth"
in downtown Sisters.
It is Holly's first grown-up apron all her own!

Papa did a lunch show for my
Daycare Littles.
I think Samdog enjoyed it too.
The temp. was about 77* ....Perfect!!

Since we live so far from all our family,
we decided to go ahead and do
Thanksgiving Dinner while they were here.
My cousin, Royce, drove over from Portland
with his sweet wife, Bess to join us.
My Dad, Jack (aka~Papa) did potato duty for me!

He had lots of support

Turkey~Mashed Taters & Gravy
Stuffing~Corn~Green bean Casserole
Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Pumpkin Pie ala~Holly

While the boys played Mario Bros.
Holly & Bess did the dishes.
I was told to get out of the kitchen.
It was very strange to have someone else
cleaning up my kitchen....
I liked it, heehe!!

How cute are these two dish washers??!!

Jesse getting pancake making lessons
from the Master.

My Daddy can make the BEST pancakes.
Jesse ate 13
Yes, I typed that correctly

Monday night we had our friends,
Brad, Tiffany & Spencer
over for dinner.

Brad is a musician, so he and Dad did a
little jam session for us.
I was in Heaven!
Good food, friends, family and
Homemade music.


ooglebloops said...

Where ever did you find a turkey pre Thanksgiving??? LOL
Your dad looks so comfortable in a pink kitchen!! Looks like a great family gathering - I'm sure you were a bit sad to see them all go....

~Katie said...


Holly- Girls At Heart said...

More and more glimpses of your new kitchen! I love it, Lilysue!

Glad you got to hang out with family. I sure miss mine. ♥

debi said...

That looks like alot of wonderful, fun family time!
And your kitchen is just as cute as can be!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there...I came over frm Debbies blog....Love hens tooth one of my fave stores...I go to the one in Bend. So fun to have family over!

Persuaded said...

That looks like sooo much fun! Your family looks very cozy and happy together, and your Holly is just a darling!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel said...

Well, why not? Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away here in Canada!

Florence said...

That was a great way to have Thanksgiving early so you all could be together. Looks like you were creating some great memories and I love the aprons.

Sandi said...

What a pretty kitchen!! I am curious what your father thinks of the pink. My dad would think I had lost my mind. LOL

It looks like you had a great time! Thanksgiving sounds YUMMY to me right now!! Love the turkey and all the trimmings.

Sharon said...

I love it! It looks like you guys had such a wonderful time! You are so blessed with such a neat family. I love the guitar playing! Your home is adorable too!!!

Hey, I just looked up Anna Lee mice on google and they are so cute! Have they been around a long time or are they reproduction or just something new that looks vintage? Whatever they are, they are adorable!

Hugs, Sharon

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi LillySue!

Oh my....what a wonderful family time. I so miss those times when we all got together and enjoyed each other.

I loved seeing your dad doing the concert for your little charges. How darn cute.

Have a wonderful day!


Lee Laurie said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I love your kitchen! It turned out so pretty!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Every day is perfect for Thanksgiving! These are great pics, too! What a great kitchen!!!

Thanks for entering my GIVEAWAY! So happy to hear from you!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

That kitchen is soooo lovely! The serenity of the yard with the littles made me sigh. Blessings dear one.

Karen said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog, seeing your home, meet your family lol. Love the color of your mixer. Karen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a precious, precious post. There's nothing like family!
How sweet of "Papa" to entertain the troops at lunchtime. And your cute Holly...WOW! Very impressive. : )
Take care,

Lynn said...

Nice to meet you, Lily sue!
I like your cheery kitchen!

Kathy said...

What a fun post!...Loved the thanksgiving dinner! great idea!!! Your dad is a handsome guy! and can flip those jacks pretty good!Lol...I LOVE your kitchen colors...I've been tempted to paint my counter backsplashes a pinky color... I think you put me over the edge!!!Love it! thanks for visiting, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

peppermint said...

Good o' family fun is the best!

Sandy McClay said...

I just so enjoy your posts and photos! It feels so homey!!!! I am also a lover of all things vintage and 1940's feel of a kitchen. I just love how you painted the top cupboards white and the bottom blue....WONDERFUL!

Lori said...

LillySue, i am so glad you popped over to visit me...so that i could come over and visit you too...what a darling post...my family lives far from me too, so i know how that is...your dad is adorable!!! i love the pic of him making his pancakes...your kitchen looks so sweet, i bet it's fun to cook in there!!!