Thanksgiving in Duluth here at the Inn was truly an event. Daughter Jennifer and her family traveled from West Fargo, North Dakota. Son Matt and his girlfriend Beckie traveled from Burnsville and Son Nathan traveled from Richfield, Minnesota. I had lots of help in the kitchen with preparation, table setting and even cleaning up. Granddaughter Addie rose early each morning to help Gramma in the kitchen. We had special time together. The Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and, of course, there was too much food. The sweet potato souffle was the biggest hit and even the gravy turned out this time. Jim put the turkey in a brine of salt and herbs and it was so tender and juicy. We played Scattergories, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Checkers and more. Granddaughter Hannah played her bells for us. Caleb loved the basket of toys Gramma produced from the basement. Ellen was busy on her cell phone chatting with a new boyfriend! I was truly overwhelmed as we went around the table sharing what each of us was thankful for this Thanksgiving Day!
Jim’s daughter Angie and her boyfriend traveled from Grand Forks to Minneapolis and then an overnight with us. After the four of us went to lunch, Kevin and Angie got engaged. Kevin got down on one knee and asked Angie to marry him as they were on the pier enjoying Lake Superior. Jim is one proud Dad!
Now it is time to begin the Christmas decorating. My theme this year is “less is more” however, once I begin getting all the beautiful things out I’m sure it will be “more is gorgeous!”
On Tuesday morning I have the privilege to host a brunch for 24 pastors and staff. The menu is: Savory croissant breakfast pudding, blueberry croissant puffs, fresh fruit, cranberry orange muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. I’m considering it a true blessing to have the opportunity to prepare this brunch at our home for these special folks.
We have a great “Second Night Half Off” special through December 23rd. Make sure to take advantage of this great deal. Firelight Gift Certificates also make great gifts for the holidays. They can be purchased in any amount and we will mail them in plenty of time for holiday giving. Use our convenience online order form!
Have a great holiday season!
Joy Fischer, Innkeeper/Owner