Thanksgiving 2011

Table set with green tablecloth, gold chargers, fine china and crystal and Thanksgiving arrangement
Many of our most cherished family traditions center around the Thanksgiving holiday.
setting the tables on Wednesday
getting a new oven

(What? You don’t get a new oven the day before the biggest home cooked meal of the year?)

watching parades on tv Thanksgiving morning

smelling turkey cooking in the oven

last minute cleaning

welcoming an old friend

greeting family at the door
family favorite cranberry apple casserole
Rachel’s special gravy
loving on my great nephew

Visiting and resting and trying to stay awake

new tradition: thankful rolls

I used a never before tried bread machine recipe and substituted molasses for honey. Not a good idea. These were some ugly looking rolls! I didn’t care if my family ate them but it was a nice new tradition to start.

selecting the Christmas tree

decorating and laughing and drinking Russian tea








most humbling and meaningful: our blessing jar

a year full of reminders of God’s great grace
an undeserved, unequal, exorbitant gift

Pledging to keep the holidays centered on Jesus



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