Up until Emily’s year in first grade, we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving.
Not because we didn’t want to but because I was born and raised in Quebec. We didn’t celebrate The “Action de Grace” the way Emily wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Now that Emily’s teacher taught her all about Thanksgiving.. we found ourselves in an interesting spot… a couple of days before the actual holiday.
We had to invite family and cook some really specific food as per what Emily told me. I had to google some recipes.
Because Emily could tell us, using her words, we certainly obliged.
Lucky for us, we now had family near by.
We invited, Barb & Greg
And Jonathan’s parents
We moved the table in the living and set-up the buffet in the kitchen
I bought everything in the colors that Emily said we needed
I thought the table looked amazing but Emily had something else in mind
Even when she was only 8, she had lots of imagination 🙂 I have always loved that about her.
Before dinner, she made us go around the table and tell what we were thankful for.
So although today is not Thanksgiving, I am thankful for fall being around the corner and for my in-laws and family members living near by.
Above are 2 pictures that really shows the relationship between Emily and her grandfather. You can feel the affection they had for each other. We still miss him deeply and if you have a couple more minutes, I invite you to read how Emily decided to remember her “papie” here!