Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I am thankful for little boys that love their mama's baked goods...
and for healthy happy children.
I am thankful for being a stay at home mama, being able to enjoy simple happy moments.
Even if it does involve half dressed little men playing architect on my dining table...

I am thankful for the yard my children have to play in...

And for their new little baby brother or sister that is on the way!

I am thankful that I was at home, where a mother needs to be, and that I was able to witness the miracle of my children taking their first steps.

I am thankful for the beauty of God's creation.

And for special outings, and snuggly blankets.
I am thankful for my children's shining happy faces. For the sound of their laughter and their noisy footsteps running throughout the house.
I am thankful for my home. For the homemade goodness that fills our home, and the sunshine and joy my children fill these four walls with
Tomorrow evening I will begin preparing for our Thanksgiving festivities. I am going to do as much of the cooking as I can after the boys are in bed, so that I can spend Thanksgiving morning playing and loving them. At first I thought perhaps I would cook something unconventional for Thanksgiving, but in the end I decided to share with my boys a traditional Thanksgiving feast. This will be Jasper's first year actually partaking in Thanksgiving dinner, last year he did get to try rice cereal for the first time though! On the menu... A turkey breast with gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with ever so many marshmallows, a few deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, stuffing, southern creamed corn casserole, sauteed zuchinni and sqaush, cresent rolls, crumb top apple pie, and pumpkin whoopie pies. It will be quite the spread for just little ole me and the boys, but I want them to remember holidays and have wonderful memories and love them and cherish these special days. Now if the morning sickness does become extreme, and heavens forbid I throw up on the turkey, KFC will be open until 4pm! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone...


  1. You have the sweetest looking kids, cherish these times...they go by too quickly. Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a menu! I hope your Thanksgiving day is just what you want it to be. Since it was decided that this year you would have your own little Thanksgiving, Kimberly and I decided to be very NON-TRADITIONAL so we are having crock pot chili, and cheese cake. When I told Dr. Rick this he made us promise to bring him some cheese cake.

    When we came up on Monday I meant to tell you your flowers under the big window look pretty.

    Hugs and kisses to your and your sweet angels

  3. Sounds like a lovely little feast you are preparing! Hope the boys are good for you and you find many reasons to count as blessings this Thanksgiving, XO.

  4. Amen to the first part! When I was pregnant, I did throw up at my Mother-In-Law's table.

  5. Good luck! happy thanksgiving!!!

  6. Wonderful thankful things....hope your day was great....blessings

  7. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving day. I love the way you wrote about being thankful...and congratulations on the little one on the way!


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