Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm posting just a few random photos tonight. I took this photo of the mums and gourds on a very rainy day a couple of weeks ago. The rain has finally stopped but we've had a dusting of morning snow and cold temperatures for the past two days. If the roads stay clear for the holiday travel we'll be very thankful.

Thanksgiving is just 2 days away and we're eagerly anticipating having all the family together. Expecting a houseful of company is great incentive for me to give the house a good cleaning. Believe me, I can think of a million things I'd rather do than housework, but once I get in the mood I rather enjoy it. So that's all done, leaving me free to do the fun part....cooking!
Our menu will be the traditional turkey with all the trimmings.
Kylie is coming tomorrow to help me prepare desserts. She has requested that I bake an apple pie, and has found a delicious cake recipe with mocha filling that she wants to try. I might make a cream cheese pumpkin pie too if there's time.

I can't wait to see those 2 little grandsons again!

Pepper was feeling very playful the day I took this photo back in late September. This is just one of about 6 shots I took of him. Cats can be such good subjects...sometimes....when they stop still for a few seconds.

Abigail was an easy subject that morning...she seemed to be in a pensive mood, enjoying watching the other cats play.

Here are Tink and Fiona in early October, enjoying the late afternoon sun while waiting for dinner. Those lovely days of warm sunshine were few and far between this fall, so were much appreciated when we were blessed with them.

Sheba and Zoey sat in the barn window soaking up the sun after they'd eaten. Sheba spends a lot of time washing herself. She's one of the cleanest cats I know! Pepper, Abigail and Tink are Zoey's kittens. Someday I must show you a picture of them when they were tiny back in May. Sadly, one afternoon not long after I took this photo I found Zoey dead on the front lawn. I think she must've been hit by a car and just managed to get off the road, poor kitty. She was one of the sweetest, most affectionate cats we've ever had. We were so sad to lose her.

Here are Max and Fiona, cute as can be....

....and Annabelle, Tink and Fiona.

I threw in this one of Kathy with a nice crop of pumpkins in 1987 just because it seemed appropriate for this time of year.

We have so much to be thankful for!

I hope all my American blog friends have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. To all my other blog friends in distant lands, I wish you a week filled with blessings. Posted by Picasa


Jeanette said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving kerri
love all your photo's Especially those cute kittens Its always lovely to catch up with our Grandchilden and to spoil them with a few treats. Have Fun

Alice said...[Reply]

Dearest Kerri, Ross and all the family - I hope this will be a wonderfully joyous occasion for you all, with good food, lots of laughter, happy memories and grateful hearts.

God Bless you all today and throughout the coming year.

Tanya said...[Reply]

Gorgeous cats. Again.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Karen said...[Reply]

I have to laugh when I try to fit myself into your categories. I'm not American, and yet I'm only a short distance away (as the crow flies). ;-)

I love all your pictures, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

A Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you.

Sue said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri,
May this Thanksgiving Day be filled with happiness, good food and the joy that comes with family togetherness.
Loved all your kitty pictures! Your farm just is the perfect backdrop for these gorgeous fall photos!
Sorry to hear about Zoey kitty :(
Give those grandsons plenty of Grammy hugs and kisses!
Talk to you soon!

Annie in Austin said...[Reply]

This Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for all the lovely people in the blog world who have been telling their stories, sharing photos of gardens and proving this troubled world has much good in it. Kerri, that day last spring when I found your blog is definitely on my 'thankful for' list!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Anonymous said...[Reply]

They are nice cats. I have also one, his name is Leo.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda said...[Reply]

Have a joyful, blessed day tomorrow with your loved ones. We all have so much to be thankful for.
Your little kitty Pepper looks just like the cat we had for nearly 21 years! They are all so cute.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Dearest Kerri: A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We are very thankful this year and we hope your celebration will be as joyous as ours will be.

I loved all your kitty pictures, but was very sad to hear that your Zooey kitty has gone to kitty heaven. I'm very thankful that mine mostly stay out of the road.

Be blessed and don't eat too much apple pie (although it sounds yummy).

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving! Soak up the sun today, tomorrow our families will have to be our sunshine. I hope the boys get there early!

Sonia said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Love your pictures!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am sure you will enjoy the grandchildren. We will be with friends and I will miss my family but know I will be with them next year......Enjoy your time with family

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am sure you will enjoy the grandchildren. We will be with friends and I will miss my family but know I will be with them next year......Enjoy your time with family

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I enjoy your pictures so much. Have a great time with your family.Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda A said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I love the pumpkins and Kathy.. Isn't it amazing how a picture can bring forth such wonderful memories? You've go to stop with the kitty pictures! -- Its been a while since I've had one and I keep saying NO more pets...but I can hear the purring now...
May blessing fill your house as you all gather to give thanks and enjoy each other.

PEA said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours dear Kerri!! Enjoy your time with your family:-) Oh how I loved all your pictures...they are all so adorable!! What a shame about Zoey though:-( Take care!! xox

Anita said...[Reply]

Kerri, I always enjoy the pics of your kittens.

T H A N K S G I V I N G to you and your family.

Over here in Germany, it's a normal working day... ;-(((

jellyhead said...[Reply]

Kerri, hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with all your family :)

Lee-ann said...[Reply]

Kerri Hello to you I hope this has found you enjoying your family, friends, your turkey and trimmings and wow! those delish cakes you mentioned today.

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family and the animals on your farm too I might add.

see youa gain real soon, now that my computer is back and working.

take care Lee-ann

shellyC said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Fabulous Cat photos!!! And Kerri I hope you can show people other ways to cook pumpkin!! Sorry but I still remember my first taste of a pumpkin pie and wondering why they hadn't been roasted with the turkey!!!

Carol said...[Reply]

Thank you Kerri and a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday to you and your family! Your cat photos are so cute!

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Your Kittys are always a fun to see! Kerri, have an nice weekend and enjoy your grandsuns!


Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

I wish you all the best this holiday season. I so enjoy popping over to visit you. I always love your pictures. Wish I could some day come and cuddle those cats.

Take care,

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

I know that your Thanksgiving was wonderful, since your children & grandchildren were there to spend it with you. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures of your cute kitties and they do make wonderful subjects to photograph when they are still. Kathy with all those pumpkins is certainly fitting for this time of year also.
I'm glad Kylie came a day ahead to help you cook desserts. My daughters also did the same. Isn't it wonderful to have such wonderful daughters?

DellaB said...[Reply]

Love your rainy misty days - our summer dust has arrived!

The cats are beautiful, are you sure you aren't training them to pose?

Thanks again for some lovely thoughtful posts.


HORIZON said...[Reply]

You are one of the nicest bloggers around dear Kerri- always saying the right thing ~ always from the heart. Thank you for being so kind to us all. xx
l sincerely hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your family. Love the photo of Kathy when younger- lovely. l got married that year- 1987- wow.
Your wee cats are so photogenic- what do you whisper to them? lol
:) xx

Naturegirl said...[Reply]

Oh my what a ~*collection*~ of cats you have I love them all! Poor Zoey may she be with wings now hovering over her pals.Lovely post and I can see that you have many blessings!

Sissy said...[Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving, Kerri!
I do have a grateful heart!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Love the pics of your kitties! We lost our "pound puppy" of 16 years last year and we miss her dearly, but we are on another phase of our lives with grandchildren and elderly parents to concern us. The time will come when another pet will "find" us and we look forward to that day. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Love your pictures. Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Nothing like having the family together and especially those grandchildren. We have one grandson and no. 2 grandchild is due is March. Looks like another boy!

Val said...[Reply]

No posts since the 21st? Must have been some Thanksgiving! I should talk, still not back into blogger world, but I'll get there at some stage. Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Kerri.