Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful for some pumpkin pie:)

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 Pumpkin Pie, I bet a lot of you will be baking one of these this week:)  Pumpkin pie is not my favorite pie, but it certainly does conjure up memories of Thanksgivings past and Christmas for that matter.  I had never made a pie until I got married.  Pies are a huge deal in the Waller family.  A Waller Thanksgiving has been known to have just about every pie you can think of.  My mother-in-law is the Queen of making pie crust and I am happy to say she has taught me.  This was, I believe part of my marriage proposal, will you marry me and will you learn to make pie:)

The photo reference for this painting is from a pie that my Mother-in-law and her sister made for our early Thanksgiving celebration.  My hubby left for Afghanistan about a week ago so we had an early Holiday this year.  And of course pumpkin pie present for this celebration, in fact there were 2 pumpkin pies.

So when Crystal Cook and I decided to start a monthly challenge and she proposed Thankfulness as our first challenge inspiration I had a lot of things go through my mind.  I settled on pumpkin pie.  I'm thankful to have married into a family that taught me the importance of a from scratch crust and pie.  I'm thankful that I became a Waller and I'm thankful for my husband, who loves his pumpkin pie:)

To check out Crystal's answer to the challenge click here.

So Have a fabulous Turkey Day everyone!  What are you thankful for this year?



  1. I LOVE this!! What a fantastic thing to be thankful for. :) Especially with the proposal story. lol! THe light on the pie is gorgeous. This is awesome Carrie.

  2. I have never had a pumpkin pie, but it looks delicious here..

  3. Debe de estar muy buena esa tarta de calabaza, da gana de comersela. Enhorabuena por tan magnifica acuarela. Un saludo.

  4. Carrie, like you pumpkin pie is not a favorite of mine, however your painting is 'delicious' !

  5. A stunning painting and a lovely post. I'll be sending good thoughts to your husband. Have a wonderful day. You deserve only joy in your life!

  6. Beautiful post, Carrie!! I don't like pumpkin pie but I do love this little painting..Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!

  7. Love that - and the whole pie-making family history : ) I adore pumpkin pie and could happily eat it 3x a day. Great piece Carrie!

  8. Yum! I love food with family traditions and history. My favorite apple pie recipe is one that my grandmother received when she was 13 years-old.