Tuesday, December 3, 2013

With Gratitude {and Thanksgiving pictures}



Hi there, I thought I'd pop in with a few pictures from our Thanksgiving together.  We had four tables to fit everyone in for dinner!  Two kids tables and two adults tables.  We were missing Pat's parents since his mom was home ill.  Thankfully his dad was able to make it a bit later.  We had Thanksgiving Crackers...thus the hats.  We did have a giggle that this is an English tradition so it didn't really make sense for Thanksgiving!
Of course, there were tons of games going on throughout the weekend:  Shanghai Rummy, Apples to Apples, Nerf Wars, Sling Shot games and more card games!  Of course, Uncle Mike is the appointment "tackler"....lots of wrestling going on here...

We were super lucky to have my sister-in-law, Gail's, parents in from Wyoming.  We haven't seen them in several years...it was so nice to have them here and have everyone enjoy time together.  We definitely have a lot to be thankful for. 

And last but not least my gratitude card is for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge...I've used 8 flowers on my card.  I'm also sharing this for the current PaperSmooches Sparks - Anything Goes challenge.  I think I'm quickly ready to get some Spring colors going!  The early evenings make me long for Spring to arrive!




25 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I have a tiny family so when I see big celebrations like that, I'm in awe. I can't even imagine. It looks like you all had a blast! Love your card too :)

sandie said...

I had forgotten about this PS set-the colours do look great and your photos are fab x

Michelle said...

What a fun Thanksgiving you had! There is nothing better than spending time with lots of family. :-) Your card is super pretty!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Lynn and what great family pics! The kids look like they were having a GRAND time!!

~amy~ said...

whoa, that's a lotta people...I was freakin' out with a total of 7 :)

Your card is wonderful...way to tackle the challenges!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your gorgeous one layer card Lynn and LOVE all the photographs! You are so good at making sure that photos get taken. I think that crackers are good for any party, look how much fun everyone was having with them.

Happy Dance said...

Fantastic card, Lynn! Love those soft, sweet flowers and what a great font on that sentiment. And your celebratory photos!! It looks like your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a perfect day to stash in your memory and bring out to chuckle over, to embrace, and to cherish forever. You are blessed, but I'm sure you already know... Beautiful family. Bev

Marisa said...

A breath of spring in the middle of winter - love it! Great card and loving those flowers and the colour combo.

Barb said...

Beautiful stamping on your card, Lynn!

Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving photos! You are truly blessed! ♥

Noelle said...

beautiful! Love these colors :)

Bobby said...

Ahh, Spring. Something to look forward to, and your lovely card says it well. It looks like a fun time was has by all over the holiday. We had a smaller group but also played Apples to Apples.

Jingle said...

Fun photos and your card is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Love your take on the challenge!

Kara said...

pretty!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Lynn!

Looks like you had an amazing Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your photos.

Maureen said...

what a beautiful card to express your thankful heart! The photos made me giggle...classic Mangan dinner and shenanigans always with happy faces everywhere! I can feel the love and joy from here :) ox

Jeanne J said...

Great post! I love your card and seeing all the holiday fun! You are blessed!

Judith said...

Nice pictures of your happy famliy!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your happy family photos!These are precious! And you sure had a FULL house! So happy to see the happy smiling faces :)

Michelle Y said...

loove your one layer card!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeousness! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jinny Newlin said...

So glad you had such a blessed Thanksgiving, my dear! Such precious pics! And your card is pure, CAS perfection! LOVE that palette!

Kelly Griglione said...

Lynn, thanks so much for sharing your Thanksgiving family photos with us. You are indeed very blessed with such a wonderful and fun family!

Also, glad you took the time out to join the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! So love the colors and design of your card!

Isha Gupta said...

Love the design and colors of your card Lynn.
Nice family pics too:)
Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.