Saturday, December 2, 2017


Hi all.
I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a good one. I had to host it for the first time EVER. (It is kind of weird that the only Australian in our group of relatives is the one who prepared an American Thanksgiving meal!)
We had a total of twenty-five relatives over for dinner. Even though I am not a cook, I managed to get the main meal together. Of course the highlight was dessert. Thankfully my sister-in-law and her kids are expert pie makers and came to my house early in the day to make them. We had various pies including pumpkin, peanut butter, mince-meat, and my two utmost favorites - apple and pecan. They were totally delicious!

We spent three days celebrating together and playing many rounds of Bananagrams. (If you have never played this game I highly recommend it. It is faster and easier than Scrabble and everyone can join in.)
The visitors have gone now and we are getting back to normal.
I know Kinsey is about to be homeless so I am working as fast as I can on her house.
YES, I KNOW KINSEY'S HOUSE IS UPSIDE-DOWN. (I am working on the interior.)



  1. Wow! I would say you've had a year of giving so much of yourself to others! Those pies looked gorgeous and delicious, and I bet the meal you made was too!
    I hope things begin to get "right side up" for you again soon, including Kinsey's house and living situation!
    Hope you enjoy a nice and relaxing holiday season!

    1. Thanks Jodi. The upcoming holidays should be a lot more relaxing from this point on. We usually have a very laid back Christmas celebration which I am looking forward to.

  2. Oh YUM! Those pies look so delicious Sam, and so like you to put on the thanksgiving dinner for everyone, you're such a softy. :)

    Do you think Kinsey will be in her new house for Christmas? She has been so patient with her builder and it would be nice for not to be homeless at this time of year. Hint, hint!

    Hope you take some time off over the holiday season to recuperate from this year's stresses and enjoy some fun time with your immediate family.
    Big hugs,

    1. Thanks Xanadu. Hmmm, I am hoping to get Kinsey's house somewhat done but I am easily distracted by my other dollhouses that are all crying out for attention. Too many houses and too little time.
      Yes, Christmas will just be our immediate family and rather laid back. I need to have some time off!

  3. Hello Sam,
    I am glad you had a nice thanksgiving. The pies look delicious. I can't wait to see Kinsey's house take shape.
    Big hug

    1. Thanks Giac. Kinsey's house is getting somewhere very slowly, but at least it is getting there!

  4. Looks like you've had a fantastic and yummy thanksgiving all together. I'm glad to see you're working on Kinsey's house. Wouldn't it be nice if we could turn our real houses around when jobs on the outside are necessary? ;O)


    1. Thanks Birgit. Oh my, that would be very efficient if we could turn our real life houses upside down!