The After Glow

The pies have all been sampled, the turkey’s put away.

The corn, asparagus and stuffing nearly gone.

Ham calls us for breakfast; rolls have long since vanished.

It’s the after glow that remains.

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32 thoughts on “The After Glow

  1. “The Afterglow”…says so much. Thank you for sharing your family, MJ

  2. Aahhh…a holiday well celebrated! Glad you had a great time with the family! ~ Sheila

  3. Congratulations on a perfect family reunion. Looks like fun and you thought of everything…right down to the tent!

  4. Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for the glimpse into your family. And I LOVE that turkey!

    • Thank you, it was lots of fun. Mr. Turkey has been part of our family for nearly 20 years; found him at a crafts show in Houston :). Cheers! MJ

  5. Loved the slide show! Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving for you & your family!

    • Thank you, Dianna. I had a fleeting moment of not-gonna-post-this when I saw the background (mess) in some of the photos. Then I thought, “oh what the heck .. it is what it is.”

      We had a great time together; hope the same for you, MM, Marshall and Ms. Sundae, too! MJ

  6. Lovely slide show; neat kids and marvelous pooch in front of the fire place to round out the family!

    • … thank you Linda. Old Dog was sure tired the next day; all that playing and herding and supervising he had to do πŸ™‚ Cheers to you! MJ

  7. Did you make the sour cream and raisen pie? I had a slice on Thanksgiving. Mmmm.
    R

    • HI Rich, no I didn’t make it yet b/c I just got the recipe Wed pm … too late. However, it is on my list to make (and photograph) soon πŸ™‚ Glad you had some -lucky you!! MJ

  8. I have awarded you before but here I go again…you are getting the Liebster Award again but this time by me. I want more of my readers to experience a smile like the one I get on my face when I read one of your new posts. Read about it here:http://wheniride.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/the-liebster-blog-award/

  9. Looks like a fun and joy filled day! Happy relaxing!

  10. So sweet, MJ πŸ™‚

    • I was very tired that night but, looking back, it’s the sweetness that lingers. Their tiny arms around my neck, sweet faces giggling in the tent, love in the air and just a general feeling of ease that day. MMMM wonderful.
      MJ

      • STOP IT, you make me crave for grandchildren! πŸ˜‰ And my sons haven’t found a girlfriend yet.
        Their happy faces and shiny eyes are all that matter in the end, right? πŸ™‚

      • I will attest to the wonderfulness of Grandbabies! πŸ™‚ MJ

  11. I understand the afterglow. I experienced similar emotions at our family gathering. While we had a great time together, it was the left-overs that I will remember best.

    • I’m so glad you had a wonderful holiday too, Brian. As the cook, I enjoy the actual meal the next day – in a quiet house. I love the business of the holiday itself but the next day is also delicious! Thanks for commenting, MJ

  12. isaiah43123

    The after glow, a result of making of memories… perfect!

  13. The after glow is best. Just letting the memories sink in and take root. Love it.

    • I think so, too, Renee. I enjoyed sinking into the couch with a trough of popcorn & watching an OnDemand Movie .. didn’t have to move (Friday) = glorious!
      MJ

  14. Sweet stuff, MJ! Clearly, you have the right ingredients for a wonderful family gathering and holiday celebration.

  15. That looked like such a wonderful, lovely, warm time…thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

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