Thursday, November 27, 2008

We are Thankful for...

This year I found it much more important for us to really consider and reflect on what we're thankful for. We've been talking to Jacob about it for days (to the point now he's asking everyone else what they are thankful for). Even if what you are thankful for is trains and Wall-e, we need to stop and truly be thankful.
Really, we ought to do this more than once a year.

In the past, I've been guilty of spending more time focusing on the perfect meal at the perfect place setting. Maybe it's having little ones, but I just find myself in a completely different mind set. We did Chinet plates, plastic silverware, forgot to get the Tea to drink and some people had to eat sitting on the floor - but you know what? It was PERFECT because it was one of those times we get to spend with our family without the distractions that loom around us (other than Cowboys football!).

Jacob and I made this Turkey and had all of our guests (19 people total) write what they are thankful for on the turkey. That makes it an official "Thanksgiving Turkey"! It is neat to see what everyone wrote and I think it really helps us see how much we have to be thankful for.

We hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving. We certainly did.


The official Thanksgiving Turkey.
All 19 of us added a feather full of things we're thankful for. Aside from many of the traditional ones (family, jobs, etc), here are some of the other things we're thankful for: sleep, paci, bug spray, Plavix and hair straighteners!

This is Carol's Family. Mark, Debbie and Mackenzie are in town from Jacksonville, FL and we were thrilled to have them join us. Boo-Boo and Mr. Ed had to leave a little early, but we certainly appreciated them making the trip in from Jasper.

Here is Momma Liz with her crew :) Obviously Jacob was pretty concerned that he look good in the picture. Mom was a huge help for me in getting ready for tonight!

Here is Dustin's family. It's his Mom and Dad, and his sister Amanda and her husband Allen. Amanda and Betty contributed some yummy food to the table - thank goodness we have some cooks in the family! (I wonder if that's written on a turkey feather?!)

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