Monday, December 5, 2016

T Stands for a Little of Everything......

T stands for Tuesday
Welcome T-Gang , followers and anybody else that has just dropped in!  Having missed the past two weeks I am going to do some really quick catching up, but promise NOT to load this post with tons of photos......all though I DO have them....*grin*
We did spend our Thanksgiving up on the desert, only a small group this year, only 4 RVs (three trailers and one motor home) but still a nice size group. We decided to do it pot-luck style this year with turkey, ham and no side dish left out....LOL!  Everybody lined all their tables in two lines, one for the food.....................
 and one to sit and eat at.  Sorry about the glare from the light, it was 5 P.M. and already dark, so we needed the light to eat by.  As you can see it was a bit chilly when the sun went down so we were all in jackets by diner time.  After diner we all sat around the campfire and drank a little wine, beer, champagne and soft drinks for the kids..............and then it was time for pumpkin and pecan pie!
This past Saturday was Danica's birthday......the little blond in the polka dots.  She is our #3 GD and just turned 6 year old.  The brunette behind her is Megan, who most of you already know, and the mad photo bomber, in the sun glasses is Danica's daddy.....our son Tony.
The birthday party was at Santee Lakes, in the San Diego area.  Megan wanted to go to the party, so Papa and I took her with us.  Her sister Hannah (the other one that gets on this blog a lot too) wanted to go too, but she also had a sleepover birthday party to attend for one of her friends.
Here are Megan and Danica together.......both 6 years old, only 7 the day....apart, Megan being the older.  She is very tall for her age, as you can see. LOL!  It was supposed to be a chilly day, with threats of showers..........well, it turned out to be a beautiful day with temperatures in the high 70s (F)  Luckily Megan's Mom packed her some shorts and flip flops..........grandma wasn't so smart and was uncomfortably hot all day... Danica was soon barefoot after this photo too.
It was a great party, and a real quick trip, driving 5 hours each way.  We drove down the night before and returned home after the party.
I know there are drinks on the Thanksgiving tables( the only T-day rule), but I want to show off one of my new coffee mugs.  There were only three to the set, so I bought all three I liked them so much.  This one has the wolf and trees on it.  The other two are both the same, but different.....LOL!  What I mean is one has moose and the other has a bear.  I LOVE the blue, slightly speckled color of them and the forest theme made me think of when we had our cabin years ago.  They are a dark brown on the inside, which can make it difficult to see, when it is nearing full, if all I have is the light over the sink on in the morning.  I really don't fill it that full of coffee because it will hold 2 cups or 16 oz. and I can't drink it fast enough before the last half get too cold to drink........but I still LOVE the mugs.
I did get the house decorated for Christmas, before we went to San Diego, and will share photos in a different T-day post.  It has been frosty cold here in the mornings putting me in a baking mood, so maybe there will be treats to offer next week.
Have a drink and a story?  Why not join me and link up with Elizabeth , our hostess......I promise there are some really good drink related posts to be had...........and even treats if your fast enough.
Inky Hugs


  1. I like your new mug! And what an interesting and fun looking Thanksgiving. I love how its different from the standard traditional one, but still is full of what makes Thanksgiving really important, being with friends and family. And happy belated birthday to Danica. Those girls are very cute! Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  2. It was wonderful to see the Thanksgiving party at the beach. I remember how chilly it gets after the sun goes down, especially at that time of year. Even in summer, once the sun goes down, a light shawl or wrap is needed if you wear sleeveless dresses like I do.

    Looks like Megan was having a great time at her cousin (?) Danica were hamming it up. I think Danica must have enjoyed her birthday and got her princess cake, too.

    Love that pretty new mug. Thanks for taking us to the beach for Thanksgiving, and thanks for taking us to Danica's party. Of course, thanks for sharing that new mug with us for T this week, too.

  3. Wow, that first sentence in the second paragraph makes NO sense. I was trying to say it looked like the girls were hamming it up, but somehow it came up all convoluted. Leave it to me. I need more coffee, obviously!

  4. Looks like you've been busy with friends and family. Fun! Your new cup appeals to me, too, and I quite understand why you had to claim them for your own. Happy T Tuesday :)

  5. Your Thanksgiving looks like it was fun. Love the new mugs, I think the will make the coffee taste good. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. Looks like a terrific party and a great place to have it.

    The mug is so unusual

    Have a happy T day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. sounds like a great Party in great company and so good you had luck with the weather, T-Shirts, oh my! it is freezing chilly here...
    have a great week and happy t-day!

  8. Both events look like much FUN ! Super!!!
    Fantastic to have such a lovely family and friends!
    Looking forward to see all your christmas decoration!
    Happy T-Day dear Krisha!

  9. Well Krisha you HAVE been busy and now i feel all caught up! :) How wonderful to have such a nice get together for Thanksgiving.. i do miss our big get togethers...just hubby and i these days.. So glad Danica had a nice birthday. Loving your header! Happpy happy T day my dear! Hugs! deb

  10. What a terrific party! Have you got an RV? So what's the difference with a motor home? The size? I thought Americans called a motor home an RV. Please enlighten me.Anyways the party looks like great fun and i would have loved to be there with you guys.
    Your granddaughters are so cute and pretty. (I'm not mentioning the photo bomber of course).
    Your mugs are gorgeous. I can understand why you fell for them. I like my mugs big too.
    Happy T-Day,

  11. Great times with favorite people! How lovely!

  12. Your Thanksgiving looks like alot of fun. Your family photos of the party look really special and how happy you all were with your lovely smiling faces.
    Its a great new mug, I couldn't have missed those either.
    Happy T day

  13. Outdoor potluck Thanksgiving sounds like tons of fun!! Love your new mug!

  14. What fun to have a Thanksgiving get together outdoors. The birthday party looks like fun too. Those girls are growing up fast. Glad you could join the T party this week. I'll be waiting to see what you bake. I could use some inspiration. Oatmeal cookies (the latest at our house) just don't really scream Christmas do they? LOL!

  15. Your Thanksgiving looked like lots of fun. Wonderful photo of all the kids including the big kid (your son) (-; I love your mugs. I'm partial to the color blue and black bear is my spirit animal. Have a wonderful day!

  16. So pleased you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving, it looks like you had awesome food, drink and company! The girls and your son look so happy in the photos, you have captured some great memories :-). I love your new mug too and totally agree the blue slightly speckled colour and the forest theme are very beautiful :-) Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  17. What great family photos, Krisha. Thanks for sharing them.

    I like the idea of potluck Thanksgiving. After ours this year - which was wonderful, but so much work before and after, my hubby said, "We just can't do this anymore." Mind you, I had done 90% of the work - lol. Well, maybe 80.

    Sweet pictures of two very pretty girls. I loved the mad photo bomber! And your mug is lovely. It reminds me of one I've seen on Deb's "Learning to Just Breathe" blog. I need to look more closely at both.

    Happy T Day!

  18. Oh, I forgot ... I love your header journal page and the message. Is there a ballerina in the family? I was one and taught classical baallet for several years. I still love to dance!

  19. Lovely to see your Thanksgiving photos! How quickly the girls are growing! I love your wolf mug although I know what you mean about large mugs!! Hugs, Chrisx

  20. I love all your happy photos I am drinking a lovely cup of tea from my large warming mug

  21. Hi Krisha, thanks for visiting me and loving my crochet, and sorry I am so late replying.
    I love your happy photos, and that mug is just gorgeous!
    Carol x