Thanksgiving 2011

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Every Thanksgiving Day we have a church service at 10:00 A.M.  So this year was no different.  I enjoyed the service, as it makes us stop and give God thanks for all the things that He has done for us.  Really, "Thanksgiving" is every day, but it's nice to have a day to stop and reflect.  So as people gave their personal testimonies, it made me recount those things that I know God brought me through this year:
Remember the hospital scare back in the Spring?  Going in for an out-patient procedure and ending up in ICU?  That was God that brought me through that. Remember the job that almost took me out?  Yes, God brought me through that too, AND, blessed me with another one that I didn't see coming.  
In the midst of everything we go through, there are so many things to be thankful for, both big and small. 

After the Thanksgiving Day Service, I got home just in time to meet part of my family.  My cousin, whom I will refer to as "The Vegan" (he's not really vegan, but over the past 8 years he has fluctuated between vegan and vegetarianism that we never know what to prepare him) decided to ride down with his mom and sister for Thanksgiving.  He decided like 1 AM on Thanksgiving Day so you know there was very little for him to eat.

We had our play arguments over which foods he would eat.  He fought his sister over her cupcakes, which are technically vegetarian, but come on - not really healthy.  lol

Then he made a attack plan on the macaroni (since he's back to eating cheese now).  We told him there would be a fight to the end on that one too.

Meanwhile, his friend had fun playing dress up in my crocheted stash.

Finally, the rest of the family and a few friends arrived and this is basically what was served:

Loads of laughter, deep debates, requests for coffee, hot apple cider, and take out plates galore.  It was a great day that I was happy to celebrate with my family and friends.

* I'm also thankful for a dish washer.  :-)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Libby! I absolutely loved getting a peek at your family's day. It looked fun and loving!

  2. Libby, your bloggs make me feel like a person again when I read them. Thank you for your wonderful attituide, you have inspired me to step up to the plate and be bigger than I want to be at the time.

    And as far as that great looking young man you will have women flocking to his door with that picture! lol

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your's.

  3. Love the b&w photos! Look like you guys enjoyed yourselves.

  4. What a beautiful family! What a blessing to have wonderful family and friends, really, what else do we need? Blessings on you, Connie

  5. Girl you threw down!!! It looks like an amazing time you all had! And you are so right on those blessings.

  6. Love the pictures! It all seems so cosy together. Happy you had a good Thanksgiving!

  7. What a lovely post - we both have a LOT to be thankful for!!! Thanks for sharing the pics - they capture the moment: fun, love, and thanks!



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