Mid Turkey Day Updates

November 27, 2008

A Note From Kath’s Mom!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of Kath’s wonderful readers.  We are gearing up for the dinner celebration here.  The table looks beautiful.  Matt is baking bread that smells delicious.  Kath is dusting and arranging some furniture we brought from my mom and dad.  I just polished antique candlesticks, since Kath is not fond of polishing.  Kath’s dad is out on one of his reading walks.  And Larbs is on the phone chatting with Kath as I type. She and her Matt are spending Thanksgiving with Matt’s mom, dad, and sister in Crofton, Maryland.

I’m thankful, of course, for my creative and energetic daughter and her sparkling husband, but today I think of all of you, too.  Thank you for your many kindnesses to Katherine.  May you all have a splendid holiday.



I certainly burned the pumpkin pie calories cleaning this morning!! My grandparents sent us some antique furniture from their house that they just moved from (that’s why I’ve been getting so many heirlooms these days!) and we spent the morning rearranging, dusting and cleaning. I was a busy bee for 2 straight hours! But it’s all set up now!


The chair on the left is painted with Williams Shakespeare, the little desk is the husband’s new laptop station and the his and hers (I think King & Queen style?) chairs filled up our empty den perfectly. (I plan to get the chairs reupholstered in the coming weeks with something hip and modern 😉 )


The turkey tender –


Family portraits –


2pm snack!! Chobani with wheatberries + homemade granola



Ready for food!


Centerpiece, menu + placecard –



Time to crank out some side dishes!

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1 sarah November 27, 2008 at 2:58 pm

ahhh i wish i had made placecards! i guess it’s not too late . . .

also you and matt’s picture so reminds of what happens when josh and i are taken together — the 11 inch height difference becomes very apparent! you two are adorable.


2 VeggieGirl November 27, 2008 at 3:04 pm

SUCH a lovely note, and lovely photos as well – keep enjoying your celebration!!! :-)


3 Justy2003 November 27, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Looks like everything is going to be awesome!

What a nice note, Kath’s mom :) Thanks for bringing Kath into this world 😉

And I love you giving the thumbs up in the mirror in the picture of the chairs & desk!


4 KatieMoo November 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Aww, that is such a cute picture of you two! Happy Thanksgiving! And you know what’s cool? My name is Katherine and my mom’s name is Barbara!


5 Biz319 November 27, 2008 at 3:40 pm

I love the menus on each plate!

Happy Thanksgiving!


6 Moran November 27, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Your mom is too sweet and the table does look great! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


7 Katelyn November 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm

What a stunning post! The chairs, the food, the family shots! You certainly know how to throw a party…there is still something very casual (in a great way!) about the pictures, even though you’ve done formal menu’s and place cards.


8 Maggie November 27, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Your mom is sweet :) Chobani is the perfect snack.

Hope dinner is great!


9 BethT November 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Awww, now I miss my mom. Cute photo of you and Matt…and I am so impressed with your menus! 😀


10 Saima November 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Everything looks soo beautiful!! Have fun eating like a KING!! 😀


11 rachelfresh November 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. The one of you and Matt is so cute. And great reflection in the mirror :) I’m really jealous of those chairs, too.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Turkey day and time with the fam!


12 Oh She Glows November 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Kath I love your outfit!!!
You look just gorgeous :)
Where are your shoes from?

The house (and table setting) looks fantastic! I laughed when I saw you in the mirror with your thumb up. :)

Have a great meal!



13 Jen November 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm


What a nice note, and Kath I just want to thank you for taking all us readers in as your extended family and sharing your life with us. You truly have made me a healthier person who seeks pure and wholesome food (as well as a pure, wholesome life)!
Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family!!!!

On a side note:
Kath you’re wearing pumpkin colors . . . very appropriate!



14 Lily November 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm

You are radiant, and many other positive superlative adjectives. Love the reflection.


15 heather November 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm

you look beautiful, kath! happy thanksgiving!


16 caitlin November 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm

happy thanksgiving!


17 kristie in seattle November 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm

You look absolutely gorgeous in that picture with Matt. You two make such a cute couple!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


18 Kate November 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I’m also Katharine and my mom is Barbara as well!


19 Sarah Matchett November 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Everything looks just perfect Kath! Can’t wait to see the food.
Enjoy the day with your family.


20 Lisa November 27, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Wow, what a beautiful table! At my grandparents’ there are so many people that we eat on paper plates and just put all the serving dishes on the table (it’s in the kitchen anyway). It’s also kind of beautiful in its own way.

Your mom is too cute!


21 Christina November 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Those square plates are awesome.

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!


22 K November 27, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Love the note from your mom! Your antiques looks great!

Haha – I love the dinner menu, it gives it an extra touch :)

Have a great Thanksgiving!


23 Lida November 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! I also love your outfit.
You inspired me to print out menus on my really nice paper that I’ve never had an excuse to use…
Too bad I can’t see well enough to know what your menu says… but I guess I’ll find out later!


24 Kinder November 27, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Your mom is lovely and your house looks absolutely perfect! How great to get gifted antiques – I love stuff with history!


25 Meghann November 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Kath!


26 Megan November 27, 2008 at 9:13 pm

I love antiques! Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful!

Happy Thanksgiving!


27 Kath November 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you all too!! I love how y’all found my thumbs up :mrgreen:

KatieMoo + Kate,
COOL!! Are your middle names Anne by chance?

Oh She Glows,
Lands End. I love green!

Jen ,
Thanks for the sweet comment :)



28 Lindsey November 27, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Aw, I really love your house! Such a cute, clean style. :) And love the family portraits, you and your husband are so sweet together! Happy Thanksgiving Kath!


29 zestycook November 27, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Kath, Looks like it is shaping up for a great day… I hope you enjoy!


30 Erin November 27, 2008 at 10:31 pm

That’s wonderful. :) You and your mom look beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!


31 TheSkinnyPlate November 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm

What a gorgeous set up. Your house is lovely. You sure know how to host a dinner party.


32 Mara November 28, 2008 at 12:04 am

Beautiful! Hope you enjoyed yourself!


33 Amber November 28, 2008 at 12:32 am

So cute! Your Mom is just adorable how sweet!


34 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 28, 2008 at 8:09 am

Looks like a truly beautiful night. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Kath, I am also happy that you posted your thanksgiving plate because I had 3 pc of pie and my plate was pretty full and i became anxious and definitely needed some rationalizing. thank you for always giving us reality checks. its thanksgiving after all! hAve a great black friday!!!


35 working November 28, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Aww, it’s sweet to get a note from Kath’s Mom. Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)


36 sloan November 28, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Kath, I don’t comment much, but dinner looked delish and you look GORGEOUS. Green is definitely a good color for you. Happy T-Day.


37 Rose November 29, 2008 at 10:21 am

Your dinner table looks great, and Hello to Kath’s Mom!


38 Elina November 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Kath, you and Matt look so cute! I love your hair like that!! 😀
You table setting looks absolutely beautiful too! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!!


39 runjess December 1, 2008 at 11:57 am

Your house is gorgeous! I love the new furniture.


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