"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Psalm 100:4~

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.
Psalm 100:4~

Photo Notes~

~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."


From Joel
"Every day is Thanksgiving because we should be thankful all the time.  We don't eat all of this food every day though."


-J said...

I am praying for your sweet little girl now. May God's healing hand, His peace, His comfort, and most importantly His Presence be all over her.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Renee- what awesome photos of your blessed day! Praying over your little one.

Wanted to let you know - Adoption is Forever is up!!! Praising God!


Please pray about sharing your adoption stories - I trust they will bless many people and draw them closer to God!

Love in Christ,

Adeye said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Loved seeing all the pics. Looks like you had a stunning day :)

Shonni said...

How fun to see the cute smiles of the children enjoying such a special time...I am so sorry for the sick one and pray everyone feels better soon!

Kimmie said...

Hi Renee;

What a beautiful celebration in the midst of battling sickness. Hope she is feeling better!

Not sure if you have ever heard of Zennioptical.com but with a doctors prescription you can get glasses and frames for cheap, cheap, cheap.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*expecting again...from Ethiopia!

Grateful for Grace said...

Your family is just beautiful. Seriously.

Praying for Sweet Pea.

All 8 of Us said...

So sorry to hear about your sick Sweet pea but the Lord sure used that situation to reveal His glory all around you! What a precious family He has blessed you with.
praying your little girl is on the road to recovery!

Leah-Joy said...

Looks like ya'll had a good day! Hope that Sweet Pea gets better soon!!

Shay said...

this is beautiful! your family is blessing to me! happy thanksgiving!

Laurel said...

Love to see all the pics.

My boys have always been big helpers in the kitchen, and right now 2 of them are using those skills to help pay for their college. One is working as a Grill Master at an upscale Southern Style BBQ restaurant, while his younger brother is a Dough Boy at Papa Murphy's Pizza. When younger brother went to interview at the pizza place, the manager asked him, "Why should I hire you instead of the other 2 people I am interviewing this afternoon?" Josh replied, "I come from a family of 13 children. My mom has taught all of us to work in the kitchen, since she can't do it all herself. I'm a hard worker, and I like working in the kitchen." He started work the next day. :)

They don't plan to pursue careers in the restaurant business, but the skills they learned at home have sure come in handy, in an economy where it is difficult to find a job these days.

Laurel :)

Debbie B said...

I knew when I clicked your most favorite people that I would open your sweet cousin's blog. I know that she thinks the world of you! How blessed ya'll are to have each other.