Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving once again arrived and with it came lots to be thankful for. How else could parents feel but thankful when blessed with a family and children who are all living a life in the will of the Lord. God has given us so much. We were reminded of that in church this morning when the pastor went through Philippians 4:4-8. it is so easy for us to rejoice when times go good but we need to be reminded many times in our daily walk that the valleys also come from the Lord and He is taking us through them to teach us of His goodness then as well. So here are a few photos of our Thanksgiving Sunday at home with our children. The table set and ready for the bunch to gather around.
Mixing the punch to just the right taste. We were able to serve rhubarb and grape punch from our garden.

Henry and Josh taking the turkey apart.

Our family tradition for Thanksgiving is to place a kernel of corn by every ones plate. Before the meal starts we hand a container around and every one gets to place one kernel in it and as he does so he says what he is thankful for.

Some people needed more than 1 seed as there was so much to be thankful for.

Then the buffet line started and there was lots to fill every ones plates.

What will I take and what will I leave?
Enjoying the fellowship around the table.

Josh and Rebecca

Ryan and Yvonne

Ryan clearing the table.

Last but not least with a big meal come LOTS of dishes. Another thing to be thankful for. But thankfully there were lots of willing hands to help and that always makes it fun.

After the meal we gathered as a family and played games in different groups. While we were playing the snow was falling outside like a winter day(as you can see in the picture when you look at the window) It was really beautiful but not so for the many farmers how still have crops out in the field.

It is good to give thanks unto the Lord,and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high: To show forth thy loving kindness in the morning,and thy faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1&2


Green Gardening Girl said...
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Green Gardening Girl said...

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