Monday, December 1, 2008


Thanksgiving, to me, is the best holiday of the year. Most other holidays get too commercialized or overshadowed by Easter Bunnies and Elves. Thanksgiving has turkeys, but the meaning is clear - giving thanks for our blessings.

We are very thankful for many reasons. We are blessed to have:

  • a warm home
  • wonderful families
  • a job that provides for all of our needs and many of our wants
  • the opportunity for me to stay home with Alex
  • a great church family
  • a happy, healthy baby boy
  • freedom to worship God
  • health
  • plenty of good food to eat...and not just on Thanksgiving Day
  • good neighbors

I could probably go on all day! Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving time with family.

(This pie crust turkey is made from Alex's handprint.)

We celebrated at our house with the P family on Thanksgiving Day. It was your pretty typical Thanksgiving Day - football, family, food. Add in a little Fisher Price Ring Toss, and you've got our day.

Thanks for the cute bib, Aunt Deb!Turkey, stuffing, corn, carrots, roll - all dairy free!
Uncle Jim helped Alex 'play' football.
Kari took Alex on a little walk.
(Nana - the only picture of you is your arm & leg...sorry!)
My mom had her usual homemade soup & bread night on Friday night. It's a wonderful, yummy tradition that she started a few years back, and I hope she keeps it up for a long time! Family, games, and Mom's delicious homemade bread. Yum!
Uncle David, usually you let someone else give you bunny ears!)

Grandpa fed Alex apples & sweet potatoes.


The Hamstras said...

Looks like lots of fun! Glad Alex had a good first Thanksgiving!

Julie K in Taiwan said...

I love the handprint pie. So sweet.