A blessed day of food, fun, and family....
It was such a blessing today to prepare the meal with our children. We had a wonderful time and ate way too much. We were supposed to be with some of our most favorite people on this day, but sickness prevented us from traveling. Please pray for Sweet Pea if you think of her. She woke up today feeling quite sick again and had a trip to Urgent Care. We are so thankful for such easy access to medical care and doctors.
We have so much to be thankful for this day. God has truly blessed us beyond measure. I look around our table an can not believe God has allowed me to know and love all of these wonderful people. They are amazing.
I hope everyone had a day full of the joy of family.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
~The older 7 children were amazing today cooking and helping. Sweet Pea needed me to hold her and the children were so happy to fix a large portion of the food while Sweet Pea and I sat and talked and watched them.
~Our creative 9 year old daughter put together the table. I gave her free reign to do whatever she wished. I love her funky and artsy style.
~ Our boys are wonderful cooks. I tell them they should open a restaurant together someday. Their pizza is the best I have ever eaten.
~ Notice the now traditional for our family hot sauce. This is Eben and Joel's second Thanksgiving. It was so fun to see how excited they were about today. They love having past memories of time with us. They bless us so much.
~ The pic of our 7 yo ds and his mashed potatoes is for Aunt Deboo. He \no longer dances for them but he still loves them! He ate that helping and more!
~The Wee Boy has new specs! I think he is just adorable.
~Finally in the words of our children..
Our 9 year old daughter said,
"Thanksgiving is wonderful. It's not everyday you get to eat mashed potatoes."
"Every day is Thanksgiving because we should be thankful all the time. We don't eat all of this food every day though."