...............The Hellwig Family

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008 at the Hellwig house!

Posted by Gabrielle

We spent a wonderful thanksgiving day this year with a family from our church. For a couple days before we were busy baking and preparing what we could!
Thanksgiving baking -baklava, cookies, pumpkin pies and bread
More Thanksgiving baking -more cookies; you can never have too many of those!
We used leaf cookie cutters to trace and cut a basket of tiny leaves to decorate the table. The placecards were leaves with the name on top and on the back was a Bible verse about thanksgiving.
Our table almost all set.
And our two families gathered around the table awaiting dessert! Thank you Watson family for joining us to celebrate this day of thanksgiving to God for His wonderful blessings!
After lunch we convened outside for a game of croquet. We had to form teams so everyone could play. Arianne and her friend Katie Watson were one team.
The two little pilgrims, Christianna and Emily Watson were another team.
Elliot and Jeffery Watson were the third team.
And Timothy and Jeremy Watson formed an invincible team, both in croquet and...

in our photography match afterwards.
Emily and Christianna playing battleship on the front porch.
After a while of being pilgrims Emily and Christianna decided to change into...
Indians! I hadn't worn my Indian costume for years and it fit Christianna perfectly!
A happy group gathered in the dining room for dessert!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'd like to share something I'm thankful I learned thisThanksgiving; and that is not to schedule an orthodontist appointment two days before Thanksgiving! ;)

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