Thanksgiving Day is a Happy Day!

I remember it as if it was yesterday – the Thanksgiving Musical at my children’s school.  They would come bounding out onto the stage fully arrayed in their Pilgrim and American Indian costumes, singing Thanksgiving Day is a happy day when we say thank you Lord . . . 

Thanksgiving Tablescape1

And every time the word Thanksgiving has been uttered since then, that song replays itself in my head along with visions of crimson and golden leaves swirling slowly to the ground, the tantalizing smells of pumpkin pie wafting from the oven, and the decadent creamy, coffee kissed taste of my famous mocha punch. Calm down, the recipe for Mocha Punch has already been posted here.  You MUST make mocha punch on Thanksgiving Day!  Really!

Yes, my Thanksgiving week is also filled with the hustle and bustle of grocery shopping, last minute cleaning and a time-line to get it all done.  We have Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:00 pm sharp!  By then I’ve about decided that I no longer like to cook and I’m not cooking another thing as long as I live! 🙂Children's Table1

But then the family gathers around the food-laden table, with hands folded and heads bowed in thanks to God, who is so generous and full of mercy and grace, that I forget about the fatigue and, instead, look into the eyes of my family – my husband, children and grandchildren – and realize that, yes, I am smitten with cooking and entertaining and I do it with a full and loving heart – toward God and toward them.

So, as Thanksgiving Day approaches, I would like to wish you, my dear reader, a very, very happy Thanksgiving – from my house to yours – because Thanksgiving Day is a happy day when we say thank you Lord! So, I’ve included some pictures of my Thanksgiving Day Table. Cheers (clinking glasses filled with mocha punch)!  And Bon Appetit!fall placesetting


Grandchildren's Table

Grandchildren’s Table


About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Because I’m British and American, we always celebrated Thanksgiving when we were living in London. For me it’s even more extra special as my twins were born on Thanksgiving day!
    Thank you for hosting Throwback Thursday.

    • How neat that your children were born on Thanksgiving and for you to be American and British. I always wanted to be British because of the accent. My mom is a twin, but none of her kids had twins. I would love twin grand kids! Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Your table looks so nice and I adore all of your owls!

    • Thanks, Paula! I’ve already had the photo shoot for this year’s table and I didn’t like it so I’m redoing it all tomorrow. Sigh . . .

  3. What adorable Decorations! I just love Owls. I hope you and yours have much to be thankful for this year!

  4. Alli, your owl decor is so cute! Love it!!!

  5. And this one from last year…Oh myyyyyyyyyyy! Lovely!

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