Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to all!
It was an awesome long weekend which began with my hubby bringing home flowers for me on Friday evening. It was such a surprise. He said he knew I would love them because they were the colours of fall (mostly orange) and I LOVE fall colours. He was right, they are beautiful and they made a really lovely centerpiece for our dining table for thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by yours truly - with Jamie doing MOST of the cooking. I must take some credit, of course, for helping peel veggies, mixing bread pudding (duff, as Jamie calls it), preparing the gravy, setting the table, etc. But he did honestly prepare the turkey and take care of most of the cooking stuff...and then the girls helped as always...Christa made stuffing, Jen and Tracey made yummy cheesecake desserts. Phew! Cause although I LOVED the idea of having everyone over, I really didn't feel like cooking. And if I must say so myself, everything was rather yummy! Our guests - my sister and Richard and the 3 girls, Jen and Chris, Christa and Kristen (who arrived later after hunting for the day), Blaine (Christa's brother), and my brother - all seemed to enjoy it too. Thanks everyone for coming!
And what else do I have to be thankful for besides a group of fabulous family and friends to spend these special times with:
1. Jamie and I starting a family of our own with the new baby on the way.
2. A nice house that keeps getting more and more like home with each added touch.
3. A heavenly father who supplies all our needs even when it seems like we're broke all the time.
4. Knowing we are really among the wealthiest in the world even when it seems like we're broke all the time.
5. Health and strength
7. Good food *Chocolate* almost being in a category on its own.
8. Good fun - smiles, laughter, and all of the warm fuzzy feelings that go along with it.
9. All of the gazillion little things I love about life right now - like the changing colours of autumn, having time to scrapbook after a busy summer, Jamie noticing how my belly is being to "pop out" and seeing him smile because of it, the bugs going away, our first cute little trick or treaters soon to be at the new house, making Christmas lists, taking walks with Christa in the cool air, etc. etc....I could just go on forever.
10. Did I mention awesome family and friends...whom I love and adore beyond anything and everything?
Hope your Thanksgiving was an occasion marked not only by turkey but also by time of reflection and gratitude and fellowship.