Updates from the Homestead

Well.. Thanksgiving is just one month away! So today my daughters and I got together to plan this years dinner. Wow, is all I can say about having grown daughters.. I love it!! Looks like I won’t be doing all the work to make it happen.. LOL.. so we planned the menu; everyone has their favorite dishes.. then we planned who would be making what.. then it was table settings, center pieces and so on..

Besides planning our Thanksgiving dinner we also celebrated Hannah’s birthday. She turned 23 yesterday. She is a super lady. She was my first homebirth so that is very memorable. Today Hannah is an awesome mommy to two lovely young ladies (Elizabeth is 3 and Rylee is 5 months) and she is a homemaker and just loves it. I am very proud of her!! :)

Some pics of our little planning/birthday party..

Hannah & Emily

Little Miss Rylee..

It is not to early to start thinking about planning Thanksgiving Dinner if you are hosting. I have a webpage that has info on getting organized in this planning process.. http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/thanksgivingplanner.htm 



  1. Wow! I love your planning list for Thanksgiving. I always host the Christmas event for our family. You would think after 11 years I would have it all down. But, always looking for new recipes and short cuts to make it less stressful. Thanks for sharing this! Happy Birthday Hannah!

  2. Crystal, I have been following your newsletter/ blog since my daughter was in high school. She's 23 now. Thanks so much for years of encouragement and for opening your home to me via the internet. I love planning for Thanksgiving too!...........Denise

  3. What a beautiful group of young ladies you have! Happy Birthday Hannah. I love that you guys plan ahead for Thanksgiving like that. It's just my mom and I - we always just "wing it" or one of our cousins hosts and cooks. :)

  4. Hi.. I have been enjoying your blog for a bit.. Thanks for the lovely recipes and tips.. You girls looked like you had a great day.. Here in Canada our Thanksgiving is over and we are now planning for Christmas.. It looks like it here today, too.. smile..


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