Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving and lemons...

We were invited to spend Thanksgiving with Doll's (Dick's sister) in-laws. We met Doll, Dave and Winnie(Dave's mom) at Winnie's home and went with them over to Viki and Mike's (Dave's sister and brother-in-law). What a wonderful day! Here is Dave with Cabela:

Then Winnie relaxing in the living room with Cabela. Can you guess who was top dog?

Viki's home is on a golf course. Before dinner, Winnie, Dave and a family friend, Bev, are enjoying the beautiful weather on their patio. It was a perfect day.

Viki did almost all of the cooking (she wanted it that way). Here she is taking something out of the fridge, with Doll and Jackie watching. (At least she let us help with the dishes after dinner.) Notice the beautiful turkey, which was absolutely perfect as were everything else (potatoes, yams, dressing, cranberry sauce, etc. Helen, Bev's wife, brought an aspic salad that made Jackie think of her Nanny (grandmother). So much food, then two kinds of pie for dessert (apple and of course, pumpkin) which Winnie, Doll and Jackie had made the previous day. We forced ourselves to have just a little bit more!!!

And the incredible table Viki set, including a gift for each person. Wow, talk about feeling special. The food was excellent and the company superb. We felt very blessed to be a part of this special day.

Winnie has several fruit trees in her yard. Here is the giant lemon tree.

I said "giant" lemon!

We couldn't believe these were lemons! They were larger than the grapefruits on her grapefruit tree! So we brought several back to the park. One of the ladies in the office is going to make a lemon meringue pie out of one! And we're still trying to figure out what to do with the rest!

To be continued...


Jen said...

Can we come to Thanksgiving there next year?? :)

Deanna said...

I'm so glad you were with family over the holiday. And those lemons are AMAZING!