Our Thanks and Giving Tree

Our Thanks and Giving Tree…
So Many Reasons to be Thankful!


This year, for the month of November and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to make a Thanks and Giving Tree.  I wanted to show the children just a few of the things out of the many that we had in our lives to be so very thankful for.  I started with a simple five dollar kit from Target.  I glued it together and painted it all matte black to make it a little fancier than the pressed cardboard it started out to be.  Also, the kit came with only twenty leaves, and I wanted more than that, so I took one of the leaves and some matching scrapbook paper and traced the leaf and made more leaves to use on my Thanks and Giving Tree.

Our Thanks and Giving Tree 

Some of my favorites from the Thanks and Giving Tree…

  • Being married to my best friend and soulmate
  • Having friends, real, and imaginary
  • Mommy and Daddy
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s
  • Hugs and Kisses
  • Sunshine ae Beach Days
  • Quality time with my loves

Wishing you a Very Blessed Thanksgiving!

From our table to yours, I’d like to wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving, surrounded by those you love most.  This Thanksgiving, we kept things more simple than we usually do, as the kids have been sick, and I spent the majority of the day yesterday in the Emergency Room yesterday with flank pain from a passing kidney stone a kidney infection.  Nonetheless, I still wanted to put forth the effort and try to make Thanksgiving dinner for my family.

For our Thanksgiving Dinner this year, I made a spiral baked honey ham, creamy mashed potatoes, honey butter glazed carrots, brown sugar basted brussel sprouts, and homemade rolls.  For dessert, Jennifer made for the most part on her own a butterscotch cinnamon pie and vanilla frosted cupcakes.  Everything came out very yummy!  I was impressed, but my body was quite sore afterward.

That’s our table, all set, with our Thanks and Giving Tree in the middle.  I’ll be writing about this tree at the end of November when all the leaves are filled in!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!