Monday, November 28, 2011

Giving Thanks

I can't let you feel sorry for me thinking I was sad all weekend.  Thursday was a perfect Thanksgiving Day. It was full of food, friends, and laughter.  
It started the day before.  I was thankful for all of the help I received.  It was so much fun to get ready for the big day.  Well, I had fun.  It doesn't look like Audra was having too much fun.

A couple of early birds :-)  
Even though I put the turkey in the refrigerator on Saturday, it was still frozen on the inside.  Richard saved the day and helped me get it in the oven in time. 

I know some of you make "real" deal, but one year my sister was in the hospital on Thanksgiving Day (because she broke her leg skydiving) and the rest of us went to a friends house for dinner.  Later, when we took my sister a plate of food, she burst out crying because there wasn't any canned cranberry sauce.  It's been a family tradition ever since.

It's not enough just to be thankful.  It's important to know who to thank.  Everyone had a verse to share.

I even invited a friend for Buttons.  I just forgot to tell Richard.  Putting a male and a female bunny together was both entertaining and educational.

I love having a table full of people!

After dinner it was time for Thanksgiving tattoos.

Audra gave me a butterfly.

Don't worry, it's just temporary!

See the girl in the bottom left of this photo?  That's Letha.  I was her teacher for two years in Kisumu, Kenya.  Now she is a grown-up and I'm a grown-up so we are the same age--weird how that happens!

This is what was left of the pecan/chocolate chip pie that Jacob made.  I didn't get a picture of Audra's oreo pie, but it was good too.

I am thankful for such a good day.


Marianne said...

So glad that Thanksgiving was so great!! Now I want to know what you bought to make the tattoos! So very cool!! By the way, I LOVE the new blog design. It is so cbeery!

Elaine said...

Oh how this blessed me! My sweet daughter has been with Jesus since 1998 and never does a holiday go by but that she is on my mind with wonderful memories. I know your daughter is never far from your mind. I am so thankful you had a wonderful thanksgiving day! We do have so much to be thankful for!

Love your blog design.

Reba said...

I am glad it was a good Thanksgiving. I had to laugh about how you are the same age as your student now. :) I have a few like that is a great mystery. Continuing to think of you in the holiday season.