Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are going to Columbus to have dinner with my sister, brother-in-law and nephews.  My Sister Laura and her family will also drive from Cleveland to Columbus tomorrow.  Praying for good weather.  Last year on the way home we had white outs with snow. The 2 hour drive was very difficult.

Thanksgiving - Pictures, Wishes & Animated GIFs. -

This is for all of us who have an empty chair at our table.  May God hold us tightly as we go through this holiday without loved ones.  It doesn't get easier but I know I'll see my loved ones again some day in Heaven.
 This is the card I made for Tuesday's color challenge. The challenge was to use cherry cobbler, gold and white.  This is a really cute set with mice for Christmas. Love the cable knit embossing folder with this.
 Wednesday Tim and spent lots of time with the kids.  We had lots to do.  Tim and I gathered all that we had put aside for Goodwill and loaded it up and dropped it off this morning.

Sarah and Ben came over and we went through all of the Christmas decorations.  We went through Christmas books we read as kids, music, etc.  We even looked at the few art projects the kids had made for Christmas and sent them home with them.

It was fun to see their reactions when seeing something they made when they were 3 or 4.  Little hand prints on a paper plate to make a wreath.  Photos of them on items we hung up at Christmas.

We also rented a van and took a twin bed, a Christmas tree and all of the decorations Sarah wanted and dropped it off at her house.  It felt good to have the kids go through things and let me know what they wanted from their childhood.

Rachel, Sarah and I decorated the Christmas tree. We got a smaller tree that was pre-lit and the girls put the ornaments on that I handed to them.
Phoebe got very comfortable under the tree.

Sarah helped me decorate the mantle and add the stockings. One year we got small stuffed animals that fit in each stocking.  Each year we call what animal we want in our stocking. It's the little traditions like this that seem to have stuck.

Sarah was born Dec. 30th and got a huge felt stocking with a red and white hat that was sent home with her.  She looked so little in the stocking with the knit hat on.  She took that home today to hang at her own house.

This is the sweetest commercial. Thankful for friends who are helpful just like this little pony.

Verse of the Day:
Image result for Psalm 90:12
This is a beautiful song with a 3 year old and her father. They went to different places and dressed up to film their own video.
So Thankful for all of our parents who are here or in heaven. They showed us love.

Blessing of the Day: Spending time with the kids.

Thank you for stopping by to check up on us.  Yesterday things got to me and I cried just thinking of us with Tim without a job. Tim held me and reassured me he'd find work. God is on our side and he will not let us want for anything.  Tim said that God wants us to rely on HIM not our own strength.

This is why marriage is between a man and woman.  The man is logical and the woman is emotional.


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