my american thanksgiving

One of the best things about being married to my American husband is that we get to celebrate Thanksgiving twice a year: once in Canada and again in the USA.  Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving dinner?

We had the perfect Thanksgiving setting this year as the newly fallen snow only added to the ambiance of the special day. Dinner was yummy and dessert was even better! Grandma made her delicious pumpkin bars and uncle Geoff brought over a Death By Chocolate truffle he made especially for the ladies. It was really hard to save room for dessert but we all did because no one wanted to miss out on the treats!

The kids enjoyed some night time sled riding and during the day, my youngest girls built a mini snowman on the back deck. They were very impressed with their creation and made me take a picture of it so we could keep it as a memory.

While the kids played, the adults sat around chatting, nibbling on appetizers and sipping on Grandpa’s homemade wine.  Us girls also browsed through the many store flyers to see what Black Friday specials we could find! Some of us had plans for a little midnight
shopping while the rest of us decided sleeping
in sounded way more appealing.  Black Friday shopping can get really crazy!  Fun! Fun!

My little family was happy to head home so we could decorate the house for Christmas. While the girls helped me set up the small stuff, Daddy assembled our brand new 7 and a half foot tree! It looks beautiful in our front living room. I will post pictures later.  In the meantime, the Christmas music has begun being played throughout the house and Daddy has made sure to keep a supply of egg nog in the refrigerator. We’re almost done but it’s clearly evident that …

the Christmas season has officially begun!


  1. says

    Mmmmm…….Death by Chocolate Truffles! Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. I’m a huge Turkey fan, so this is one of my favorite holidays. :-) I braved the Black Friday madness – we just moved into our new place, and I had some “necessities” that needed purchasing….and just so happened to pick up a few goodies for the kids as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. says

    My husband is a half breed (mom is american and dad is Canadian) so we celebrate Canadian thanksgiving with my parents and US with his. I love me some turkey! I find that the American one sets more of a Christmas tone though. Meh, I love em both.

    • Bruna says

      I couldn’t agree with you more. I don’t get excited about Christmas until after we celebrate American Thanksgiving. Maybe because it’s closer to the day. Either way, I love getting to celebrate it twice!