So all the stars aligned and the earth stood still for an afternoon and we were all together for the first time this week! <3
(With 2 teenagers working it is harder and harder to have suppers together.)
So when this anomaly happens I fully take advantage of this blessing and we enjoyed every minute we have with each other.
It is louder and it is crazier when all the feet are under the table but oh so worth it.
And I treasure these moments in my heart.
The kids “buddied up” and the big kids helped the littles do their Thanksgiving craft.
It just “happened” that they each buddied up from oldest to youngest. Even though we adopted Lena first, Ava second and Josie third.
When we say “get with your buddy” they know who to go to. Having “buddies” really helped us on our last trip to China when there were 8 of us traveling…..what a zoo that was!
But we all made it home safe and sound….we did lose Logan for a bit in an underground walkway in Guiyang but thankfully it isn’t hard to spot a tall white boy in China so we were soon re-united. But it was
a bit a lot scary for those 5 minutes when I didn’t know where he was at!
We have much to be thankful for this year……Some leaves on our Thankful Tree say:
Daddy, Mommy, family, Nurses, Boomer, Willow, Java, our woodstove and (
cynical) little sisters.
And then since I had gotten my free turkey from Giant and we don’t need it for Thursday since my Mommy makes us a delicious meal I cooked up a thanksgiving like supper for the gang.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli and corn…..oh and don’t forget the Mud Pie.
Ava’s all time favorite.
Wait! Where did it go?!!?!?
“I want a piece this big please!”
And don’t forget the pumpkin pie! Which only one of my sons eats the way I was raised….with King Syrup on top!!! Yum!
Jared does have to work on Thanksgiving…..he does love being able to serve the residents though and is so tender hearted towards them. He won’t miss the main meal at lunch at Grandma’s so he won’t starve!
But he does have off on Christmas which will be nice. And Giant is closed on Christmas so all the kids will be here this year!!!! <3
It feels weird to be totally done Christmas shopping and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet! But this year I decided that I’m doing it ALL online. Via Amazon.
I mean really, you can’t beat their prices and the stuff is delivered directly to my door. I’m not into “crazy” this year and going from place to place.
So the packages have started to arrive and I’m getting excited…..
We are keeping it simple but meaningful.
And our new advent devotional came today which I’m excited to start:
Now to just figure out a good solution of keeping the puppy away from the Christmas tree…..that should be “fun.”