This year our Thanksgiving week included the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, a wedding, a birthday and a weekend at home with the entire family. I want to share all of this with you and do some experimenting with my photographs.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving holiday this year?
This year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held at a brand new church in Escondido. Food and funds for the Interfaith Family Services were collected to feed and shelter the homeless. The choir included 110 singers from 7 area churches.
Morganne Delain (Nolan’s mom) wed Charlie Sloan in a beautiful Thanksgiving Day ceremony, followed by a feast!
Our daughter Rachel and her boyfriend Nolan provided music as their gift.
We decided to have our family Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday. Traditional turkey dinner with a Diestel turkey, grown here in California.
The entire family plus guests gathered on Saturday afternoon.
Our family loves to play card games when we all get together. The army blanket on the kitchen table is a tradition!
Our eldest daughter Marianne celebrated her birthday. She was born the first year we were married and we brought her home from the hospital on our first Thanksgiving together.
The delicious carrot cake recipe came from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook. Here is her recipe for Carrot Ginger Layer Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. I doubled the recipe to make this giant cake! Rachel did the frosting and decorating.