Today I am thankful for family,
and stretch pants.
As I begin writing, I'm thinking.......
"Maybe the only thing we really need is more gratitude."
Cherished memories were once again made this past Thanksgiving 2019.
Thank you to the youngest member for setting our Thanksgiving table! Didn't he do a wonderful job!
The fun, fellowship and festivities were the BEST.
Ahhhh... that word Gratitude......... it keeps creeping into my subconscious.
Truth be-known, gratitude should be something we express EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.... not just Thanksgiving Day. (I'm grateful that my adult children are awesome cooks.)
Because December is such an overload month of activities, we incorporated those "December Birthdays" into our Thanksgiving celebration... Receiving THAT CARD has been a family tradition for MANY years. (Hard to believe child #1 will soon be 45 😀😀😀)
Several years ago, I blogged about it's history. Read about it here →→→PLEASE PASS THE CARD. ( also included in this 2015 writing, is another blog written by Lauren in 2009!.... 3 yrs after the tradition began).
We missed several celebrations in early November........ so we made up for that! (hard to believe this precious boy has turned 10!)
Regretfully, several in our tribe were not available for the Thanksgiving festivities..... but we felt their presence, and look forward to being with them soooooooooon! 👇👇👇
It's always fun to watch the younger grands get in the spirit of HO HO HO...
For the 3 youngest members of the family, the night was just beginning...........
As promised, the first of many sleepovers was about to begin.
To kick off the night's activities, the Christmas bake-off was getting prepped while the 3 younguns' looked at books.
(thank you Sarah, for your supervision and expertise. My kitchen will never be the same)
C O O K I E S H E R E W E C O M E 😀😀😀
Again, my right hand assistant, Sarah, was instrumental in seeing that this event was successful!
It requires humility.
It opens the door to contentment.
"MAYBE THE ONLY THING WE REALLY NEED IS MORE GRATITUDE."
Happy Thanksgiving 2019