Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Precious Moments

The teenager is home from college for Thanksgiving Break. We love having him around! Smile

We have been enjoying some of our favorite foods, but I’ve kept things simple so that we get to spend more time together...

I turned some of the bread into bruschetta. I cut the bread into slices and then in half. I drizzled the bread slices with just a few drops of olive oil and then toasted them in a 350 degree oven for about 12 – 15 minutes. Once the bread was toasted, I put some bruschetta sauce on each slice (I went the easy way and bought the sauce at Trader Joe’s in the refrigerated section. I usually make it myself and had never bought it before. It turned out to be really good!).

A rare moment: the toddler napping on my lap… I miss the “baby days”…

The toddler likes following the teenager around and checking out whatever he is doing… Smile They are really enjoying their time together…

Questions: What are some your recent “precious moments?” What (if any) is your favorite Thanksgiving food? I’m not a big turkey fan, but I’ve been wanting a slice of pumpkin pie for a loooong time… I’m taking the easy way and am buying it… Smile

Be well,


  1. so cute! enjoy your time w/ all your boys!

  2. I am glad to see you are enjoying time with your boys!
    I love the simple meals you have made. Simple tastes just as good!!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Can't wait to go home and see my family. That's what I'm most thankful for this Thanksgiving!

  4. Andrea, I am missing those 'baby days' too! Both my kids already teenagers, 16 & 13. See, time just flies. Isn't it! Btw, who is that guy? Is he your brother? Hope you're going to have a fabulous thanksgiving with your family. Enjoy & have fun.
    ((hugs)) Kristy

  5. I'm all about keeping things simple- especially on a holiday week!

    I'm not a huge turkey fan either. I get excited about sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie!

  6. Anonymous11/23/2010

    Such wonderful family moments! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. How fabulous to have both of your boys together, and enjoying each other's company. (Have I told you that it's not possible for you to have a teenager, so I'm convinced that you borrowed him from an older friend?)

    That spinach salad looked amazing- simple is good when you want to spend the time with loved ones.

    Some of my precious moments are with Ellie (big surprise)...she is such a lover. She wants to sit on my lap and give me 'goo goo eyes' all the time. Then Sam curles up and sleeps in my arms. Lucky for me, these precious moments are daily. :-)

    THank you for a sweet post.

  8. Aww, that's so great that you get to be with all of your children this holiday! My favorite Thanksgiving food is actually the stuffing and the cranberries. BUT I also love the turkey. I didn't always love turkey but I Have grown to really enjoy it.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Andrea!

  9. So cute! Glad you're having such a good time.

    How'd your burpee blasts go?

  10. Such sweet photos of the boys together! My college age son likes to dance in the kitchen with me and I cherish those moments of being silly with him!

    Our daughter is in Spain attending college this year and she will be missed tomorrow! We shall have a video chat and it is so much better than just a phone call.

    I am with you, love a slice of pumpkin pie. I will be making a lower fat one today. It has become my standard recipe for many years now and we love it.

    I did post the recipe on my blog if you decide to make one!

    Blessings to you and your family this holiday season.

  11. The Teenager looks just like you! And I miss those snuggly baby days, too. I bet you were afraid to move a muscle for fear of waking him up!

  12. My favorite thanksgiving food is probably turkey, only because I only have in on t-giving!! Love your precious moments - how fun to have both of you kids home!! Love the pic of you and toddler with him sleeping - so sweet!

  13. How great to have the teenager home!! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!!

  14. aww, i can imagine how good it must feel to have your son at home. it's the same for my family (i haven't lived in my hometown for 7 years.) favourite holiday food....as bad as it sounds, probably Stove Top Stuffing. i know, so bad for you but every girl has her vice. :)

  15. You and I are so in agreement. The turkey is fine, but the great dishes you can make with the leftovers? Even better!

  16. I love the pic of you holding your little one as he naps. Too cute. Kids grow up so fast.

  17. PS. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.