Sunday, November 30, 2008


Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving. We invited our friends Jonny and Lisa Lobel
and Charlotte Skoda over to our house. After an awsome dinner of turkey parts (not
a whole because my mom wanted to use the slow cooker), stuffing, mashed potatoes,
cranberry sauce and carrots (one of which ended up in my ear thanks to Patrick)
we sat around and talked about what we were thankful for. My list included crayons,
movies, friends and and God's planning. We divided into pairs and thanked God
for eachother's lists. Then we watched the movie Home Alone, which was one of
Lisa's family's traditions. We finished off the evening with a game of Wise
and Otherwise which my dad beat us all in.
Today we had a kind of follow up Thanksgiving church service as a family in which
we sang Thanksgiving songs. My favorite of these was:
We gather together
to ask the Lord's blessing;
he chastens and hastens
his will to make known.
The wicked oppressing
now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name,
he forgets not his own.

The Lord has certaintly not been forgeting us lately. We are thankful for our newly
renovated house, our health and each member of our family. It's been a great