Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

WOW! Do we have a LOT to be thankful for this year. Praise the Lord! When we were sitting around the Thanksgiving table with my family. I had several thoughts. I know, it's rare, but sometimes I actually get a thought or two :-):
  • I love having meals in the home I grew up in. There are 13 of us now at one big table and it's frantic and loud and crowded but I wouldn't have it any other way
  • This year the kids were so peaceful, and they were together for four days.
  • This time next year we will have THREE 11 month olds joining our mix...that alone deserves PRAISE!
  • My marriage is stronger than ever. The power of commitment, prayer, and the Lord's faithfulness have been very evident in our lives the last 12 months.
  • When we went around the table and said what we were thankful for, Ryan chose electricity and his family, and I was thinking that I definitely take some things for granted.
  • I know several friends that have suffered terrible loss this year and I was thankful we were able to all be together.
  • And so so much more but like my GP said it would impossible to list them all because we're so blessed

We enjoyed Honey in her element letting the kids make a 'turkey'

We watched a movie-3D style

We enjoyed sweetness #1

and #2

Side note story: When I asked Caryn what her boys would like for Christmas she said that they would really like a snuggie. After laughing for 5 minutes straight since I make SOOOOO much fun of those 'robes', I saw they had kid snuggies at HEB and immediately had to get 5 for Thanksgiving. I guess Caryn knows a thing or two because ALL the kids were THRILLED, and Ryan and Ally have been using them non-stop. (I still make fun of them just not to their faces of course)

We loved visiting Snuggieville

We went bowling and had a blast

And managed to get in some great snuggle time with Wy-Wy.

Thank you Lord for a wonderful year, we are SO blessed!

Psalm 100
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made is, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."


Caryn said...

Love it ang, sweet post! I am SO thankful I got to be there with everyone. And i can NOT imagine three 11 month olds in the mix - WOW!! Love you and your precious family.

Shannon said...

The Purdy House might just win the crazy competition next year at this time. The Boyds will come in a close second! :-) You are so so blessed and I loved reading this sweet post and seeing you all together!

Sally said...

what a fun thanksgiving!!! love the cute turkey - ahhh!!

Jill said...

I make fun of snuggies too, but deep deep down somewhere I think I may want one!

shannonmichaelis said...

Love the snuggie craziness! Great to see you last minute at your house. Hope you are feeling better with the latest sickiness. Boo!