I shared with you last week that my family had an early Thanksgiving. We celebrated last week, due to a family need. People are the most important part of our traditions and celebrations, so putting my parents’ needs first, simply meant we would celebrate the holiday a couple weeks early with our daughters and their families.
You know what? It was really great to be doing this holiday ahead of time!
Is Thanksgiving about the turkey or is it really about the sides that go along with it? After our early celebration that happened last Friday, I’m pretty sure it’s all about the SIDES! To help with the meal, Whitney made Mac and Cheese (I’m sure she’ll share it with you!)and Alli made Sweet potatoes – both were scrumptious! We try to please all the men at our gatherings, so there are lots of potatoes and starches (carbs!). I made mashed potatoes, of course, but when I tried to decide what other vegetables to make, I didn’t want to throw in something weird…you know, like brussel sprouts or roasted cabbage. But I did want to change it up just a little. Continue reading “Delicious Thanksgiving Sides”→
We are having an early celebration and our big meal is today at 1:00. The reason is that my precious mom is having major surgery the day before the official holiday and I will be there to help care for my parent’s needs. I’m so thankful I can go be with them. Who says you have to celebrate on the official Thanksgiving day? My girls were more than happy to celebrate a Continue reading “An Early Thanksgiving”→
It was Saturday afternoon and I drove into the city to the local rehabilitation center. Two church members are there recovering and I was going to visit and remind them of our love for them and prayers on their behalf. After spending time with both patients, I walked out into the sun-filled day, very aware of the blessing of using my two legs to Continue reading “Cultivating a Thankful Heart”→