Pumpkin Cheesecake cooling in the fridge! Check!
Stuffing. Check. Potatoes. Check. Munchies: Veggies and dip, olives, pickles, deviled eggs! Check! Gravy. Ready to make.
What more can you ask for?
Oh, yeah... the FAMILY!
|No, new picture of Ben, but I like this one!|
|Me, complete with cold sore, braving the 6 degree weather!|
|Sam, always a character, dressed himself this morning... no, we did NOT put him up to it!!|
|Nephi won't leave the house without Daddy's new hat!|
Looks like everyone is here! Let's eat!!
But first... I just want to remember for a minute what this holiday is really about. Being Thankful for our blessings.
I am thankful for the Nutshell. Even though I really don't like living here, I am thankful for a warm, cozy home with a roof over our heads (well, with neighbors in between...). I am grateful for my family: my parents bought us a deep freezer for Christmas and we couldn't be more thrilled! And my dear husband and boys, may drive me up the center-block walls most of the time, but I love them so much and couldn't function without them!
I am grateful for my freedom, and the right to choose. I am grateful for my trials that I can learn and gain wisdom. I am thankful for the beauty all around me.
I give thanks for my friends, neighbors, and loved ones. For people who are thoughtful and kind. A special thanks to my secret friend who left flowers on my door when times were hard, even though I have no clue who you are, it meant a lot!
And I am thankful for my sense of humor, to get me though life... even if I have to laugh at my own jokes so people know I am kidding.
I am thankful for God and the great life that he has given me and my family.
Bless all of you this special day and and a blessing of safety for tomorrow on the big shopping day of the year!