With grateful hearts, we gathered on Thursday, in the midst of this season of "enough." Some of our number were recovering from yucky colds, some were absent because of illness (and they were sorely missed), and one little girl began the day just fine, and came down with a fever in the middle of her Thanksgiving dinner! Even so, our God reigns and we thanked Him for His blessings. (Isn't everything a gift from His hand? Do we sometimes neglect to thank Him, because the blessing is not packaged as we imagined it would be?)
Here are a few peeks at our Thanksgiving Day...
~ Setting the children's table ~
The children all wish to have their own table. This year, the logistics department decided that Bekah would need to move to an adult table, but some last minute finagling allowed her to sit with her nieces and nephews for another year.
~ Preparing for the feast~
Here is Owen (7) with sweet potato biscuits that he baked himself!
Eve (6) and Nora (4) have a look at Mr. Tom.
This year, our hymn was "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come."
~ The Feast ~
Again, Kristin and Kati were our faithful servers, assisted by Brian and Sarah as needed.
We were well taken care of.
Peter (3) quietly contemplates a second sweet potato biscuit.
Right after Peter got his biscuit, we had a bit of excitement...
Pinky's tail caught on fire!
Do you see the candle on the cabinet behind and to the right of Peter?
Kristin told me to look out for Pinky who seemed to be contemplating a leap to the top of the door frame (which would have been a bad choice), and just as I looked up, the silly kitty walked across the candle and I saw her tail ignite! I leaped from my chair, startling everyone, and ran to her, but within nanoseconds, the flame had extinguished. I grabbed Pinky, took her to the sink, and ran cold water over her tail. (She was not happy about that!) But aside from the smell of singed fur, you'd never know anything had happened.
(Something else to be thankful for!)
~ Desserts ~
Pies galore, freshly whipped cream,
and a show-stopping pumpkin cake made by Brian's mother, Yvonne.
The servers sampled the desserts while Gavin (10) photobombed!
It is a good day for us when all four of our children are under our roof!
|Left to right (and oldest to youngest)...Kristin, Ryan, Kati, and Bekah|
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house.