Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
The younger children had a surprise for me this morning. They had decorated for Thanksgiving and were so excited they didn't want me to come downstairs until they were finished.

Here is a close up of the sign.

Here we are, ready to dig in.

A picture from the other end of the prove that I was here.

Jester baked the pies. He experimented with two different brands of pumpkin...using milk in one and evaporated milk in the other. Both had the same spices. One was definitely better than the other, but he couldn't remember which one was which after he pulled them from the oven. Oh well, maybe he can try again next year.

When no one was looking, Prince Charming helped himself to a little pie. He explained himself to us..."Well, you left it right at my level, and it looked so good, how could a little guy like me resist? What did you expect? Look, you didn't even have to cut it into bite size pieces for me." (In his language it sounded more like....Uggle blaggle fuggle maggle flaggle dwaggle duggle ug.)

I am thankful that I have little fingers in my house to destroy pies. I am thankful that my house is full of activity and so noisy that I have a hard time taking a nap during the day. I am thankful I have a husband who loves me, and extended family I can count on. I am thankful for our church fellowship and a Heavenly Father who loves me.

What are you thankful for?


  1. What a beautiful list of things to be thankful for Michelle. I enjoyed seeing the pictures from your day and yes that is me... blogging. :-)

    I might be having Queenie withdrawl. We need to get together soon. I think I want to learn quilting!!!

  2. Oh - you guys look like you had so much fun!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. What an awesome much to be thankful for!

  4. I love these kind of photos, family at the table. Shoot, I was hoping to learn a pie secret with the milk thing :).

  5. That's an amazing picture! It looks like everyone is saying cheese even the baby! Very cute!

    I like Jouster's hair cut and braces.

  6. You are truly blessed.

    Blessings, Beckie :o)

  7. Dear Royal Family,

    We're thankful for all of you, and to see the smiles on all your sweet faces.

    We're thankful that God loves us, and that He never leaves us nor forsakes us.

    We're thankful for one another, that we love each other by God's grace.

    Bless you!

  8. Hi!
    Looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving...are those the green dishes from Hassan Street?
    It's great to see you all!
    Love to you!

  9. Everything o.kay Michelle?

    I've missed seeing you lately. Praying that all is well.


  10. What a beautiful post. I love the decorations. How fun.

    The pies looked great, and your little guy is a cutey. I have little fingers at my hous also, and I am so thankful for all of them.



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