Wednesday, November 14, 2012

sew thankful at happily ever after

Please help me welcome a new friend, Rachel!  

Good morning yall! I'm Rachel from Happily Ever After. I blog about my life: being a first time mommy to my ten month old daughter, Reagan, my new found addiction to sewing and quilting, staying at home, organization, food, plain ol' life stuff! I'd love to have y'all pop on by and say hey!

Today, I'm going to do a little turkey talk for my friend, Tammie! With Thanksgiving right upon us, it's easy to get caught up in the beginning of the holiday season. Let's be honest, we all know that Thanksgiving is the kick off to Christmas! But, let's give Thanksgiving it's due, so today, let's talk turkey.

President Eisenhower carves a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner in 1953.
President Eisenhower celebrating Thanksgiving with his family in 1953
picture courtesy of National Geographic
T: Thanksgiving wasn't an official holiday until President Lincoln established it in 1863
U: Unwanted... The turkey was considered as a possible national emblem for the United States but was unwanted. Benjamin Franklin said that the turkey was a more respectable bird.
R: Retired. The President always pardons one turkey at the White House, and the lucky turkey gets to retire to Vermont and live out the rest of its life.
K: Kickoff. Turkeys kick off the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which started in 1924.
E: Eat: About 88% of Americans consume turkey on Thanksgiving Day. It's estimated that over 730 pounds of turkey are consumed annually on Thanksgiving.
Y: Yummy. Turkey can be fixed in lots of different ways... grilled, baked, stuffed, ground, in sausage, bacon strips, deep fried, and added to lots of meals. It has two different kinds of meat: dark and white.

I personally love to see the turkey floats and balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Anyone else? Enough of the gobble gobble talk, let's get to the fun stuff! Tomorrow, over at Happily Ever After, I'll show you how to make a turkey softie for your little one or to use as a decoration. Y'all be sure to stop on by and check it out.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with y'all my Sew Thankful. I'm sew very thankful for this entire past year. It's been an incredibly wild ride but one that I wouldn't change for a minute. 2012 started off with a bang --big bang when Reagan, our daughter, showed up three months early. The fireworks continued with a move from Pennsylvania to South Carolina.
Reagan at 2 lbs 4 oz
This past weekend, at over 18 pounds and practically crawling!
In the midst of all of this, I learned to sew. And quilt. And how to make anything. And that has saved my sanity. I love being a momma more than anything....but going from working like crazy to staying at home with a little one, well, you need something. So, sewing became it for me. And I love it. Once upon a time, my mom taught me to sew on her machine. It was a complete disaster. So much so that I wouldn't even hem my pants. Now, I'm a sewing addict! Unless we are not home, there really hasn't been a day where I don't sew.

This year has been full of changes in my life... good changes, and I'm sew very thankful for those changes. I'm thankful for my new hobby. I'm thankful for a wonderful, supportive husband. I'm thankful for my daughter, for her continued health and the joy she brings to my world.

What are you sew very thankful for this year?

All turkey facts have been found on the National Turkey Federation's website and National Geographic. Go here  and here to read more about Turkeys and Thanksgiving.  

Thanks so much for sharing your story Rachel! 

1 comment:

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Agradeço a DEUS com sinceridade pela saúde de sua linda filha.Muitas bençãos para vocês,beijo.


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