Thanksgiving Thoughts

by on November 27, 2008

Dear Autumn, as your beautiful season slowly comes to a close, it’s so appropriate to wave away your warm charm with a feast full of thanks. Your quiet grace on this celebratory day brings us all together and reminds us just how enriching our lives are through the love of family and friends. As we walked our garden today, collecting these butternut squashes and gathering the ripened peach leaves reminded us of your magical, stunning hues.  This photograph is a reflection of your voice. It is for you.

To everyone, Happy Thanksgiving to all. We hope your gatherings today are filled with laughter, love and delicious foods! We’ve definitely planned, as always, a large multi-cultural meal. Today, we’re spending it with half of our family. But for the following years, we’re looking forward to being able to spend it with our other family that lives further away.

Who are you spending your day with today? Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Manggy November 27, 2008 at 2:39 am

Happy Thanksgiving :) I’m with my family, though it has nothing to do with Thanksgiving of course :)


2 Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary November 27, 2008 at 5:14 am

How beautiful! I’m spending today with family and friends. Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday….no presents to buy….just a time to cook for those you love, share time together and just be.

I’m grateful and thankful to have you both in my life.


3 Cynthia November 27, 2008 at 5:19 am

Happy Thanksgiving.

Well for us here in the Caribbean, it is just another working day. No Thanksgiving celebrations here. However, the US embassy is closed and all the US expats would be at home celebrating Thanksgiving in the Caribbean warmth :)


4 RecipeGirl November 27, 2008 at 6:49 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you. I know you’ll be whipping up great things for your feast!


5 anya November 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Poetic and beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!


6 mikky November 27, 2008 at 11:44 am

Happy Thanksgiving… Enjoy your celebration… :)


7 Dani November 27, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Yes, what a lovely piece of writing – who gets credit? Happy Thanksgiving to you both – and isn’t there much to be grateful for? I think of you both as new blessings in my life. Thank you for all you share with us!

Peace and all good,



8 Jesse November 28, 2008 at 6:20 am

How poetic and insightful… a feast to commemorate the end of beautiful autumn… how appropriate! I’m spending this Thanksgiving without my family =( but with my wonderful friends in Oxford and giving away homemade banana bread to everyone I come across with. I hope you two crazy kids have a wonderful Thanksgiving! *hugs* By the way, I’ll be heading back to LA in December, are you going to be around?


9 lifeinrecipes November 28, 2008 at 8:52 am

The bronzey peach leaves are beautiful.

My gang celebrated Thanksgiving dinner with a Chinese feast at a restaurant in Cleveland’s Chinatown; the joint was mobbed so we obviously weren’t the only ones bucking turkey tradition.

Wishing a healthy and happy to you and yours.


10 matt wright November 28, 2008 at 9:09 am

Thanksgiving is a new holiday for me, but I love it – feels like an early Christmas, which works for me.

Whilst I am not a huge turkey fan, cooking for thanksgiving/christmas is always fun – getting up early to prep, family and friends over. Booze. Turkey, stuffing. Always pretty traditional, but this is one meal I won’t mess with – it is great just the way it is.
Great post guys


11 Dave November 28, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Had a long drive down (traffic and all) but it was worth it! Juicy turkey and fixings left me comatose early last night.


12 Mollie November 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm

What beautiful squashes! Squashes? Or just Squash? Is that word both singular and plural? Oh, who cares, they’re very pretty. :)

We spent the day with a small portion of our family, but hope to celebrate with more of them again in the future. Sometime family holidays aren’t all they are cracked up to be… But I hope you had a wonderful day. And please send along any leftover turkey egg rolls. :)


13 Melissa November 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Everything turned out beautifully. Hope your day was fantastic.


14 Kirk November 28, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Happy Thanksgiving guys!


15 jessica November 28, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Happy belated thanks giving to you too!! : )


16 Jen Yu November 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Just wanted to tell you how thankful I am to have you both in my life. Friends like you enrich my days and make me feel so lucky. Lots of hugs, love, and thanks. Pets for the pups too :) xxoo


17 Tiffany November 29, 2008 at 7:19 am

What a beautiful and striking photo, and beautiful words as well. Happy Thanksgiving!


18 lk November 29, 2008 at 9:44 am

I dun celebrate Thanksgiving but wish you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I luv your blog! The design, layout, photos, recipes etc are so outstanding and unique than others! AWESOME!


19 We Are Never Full November 29, 2008 at 10:02 am

happy belated t-giving! we were in england and made a huge thankgiving meal there w/ our english friends (and our american friends living over in england!). it was a blessing to be together! oh and the organic, free-range turkey wasn’t too shabby either. except i had to pull out feathers that were still on the poor thing!


20 Nate November 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

My mom always comes up for Thanksgiving. We also had some Canadian friends over. Thanksgiving almost didn’t happen, as we had a power outtage right in the middle of cooking!

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21 Christine D. November 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I had a great Thanksgiving day with my mom’s side in San Diego. Got a nice tour of SoCal with all the driving from SD, OC, and LA that day. phew!


22 Andrea November 29, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! We had a quiet day at home with the boys, then joined some friends for Thanksgiving dessert. Hugs to you both, and we hope you had a wonderful day.


23 Brooke November 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Todd and Diane,
I am so thankful for your friendship, kind support, and all the delicious meals you have inspired! You are wonderful people, amazing cooks, talented teachers, and such incredible foodies! I’m so glad to know you!


24 courtney November 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I hope and know you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with great food,family, and love.


25 HoneyB November 30, 2008 at 7:15 pm

I LOVE your photo!


26 Abbie December 3, 2008 at 7:44 am

What gorgeous butternut squash. (squashes? squeese? ha ha)

Reminds me of a renaissance woman reclining on a chaise or something. Very elegant.


27 Jade*ndGinger December 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I love this picture! Oh you guys are so creative! Gifted everything is so beautiful!


28 Homecooked December 5, 2008 at 4:12 am

Beautiful pic! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We dont have family in the US, so we went to Palm Springs over the weekend. Had fun!


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