Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving...

Ohhhh.... what a nice day we had today. We got up to homemade cinnamon rolls courtesy of a very nice homeschool mom's recipe. Then we headed to the park up the street and took family pictures for our Christmas cards. My sister in law, Jessica, was nice enough to take the pictures for me and she did a great job. I am not going to post THE family Christmas photo on here in case you are on our card list, but I will put some of the others. We came home from there and my mom and I got dinner on the table. We had a relaxed afternoon of eating and visiting. Tonight, we rented The Lake House and watched that. I really enjoyed this movie! Now, I am going to sit and read my After Thanksgiving sale ads since the little ones are in bed. I have thought about a lot of things I am thankful for today. If you know me or read my blog, you know it has been a crazy time right now. Job loss, house renovations, preparation for a move to who know where, etc. Still... I can look at how incredibly blessed we are. I have said it before on here, but since it Thanksgiving, I will say it all again. I am so thankful for my family. My husband has been AMAZING. He always was amazing, but right now - during a time when I feel quite lost - he has just held me up. My kids keep me on my toes. They let me know that I can't for a moment wallow in my own self-doubt. They show me that I always have to look forward to whatever God has planned. My mom is always there for us. She does whatever I need, whenever I need it. She gladly moves to who knows where, who knows when... without so much as a wimper. I am so thankful to have her in my life. I am thankful my niece, Joanna, came to visit with us. It is nice to see her happy face and just hang out with her. I am thankful that Jessica came down to Florida even with all our family drama and I got to catch up with her. There are some little things I am thankful for too... my digital camera that took all these great family pictures today. The beautiful park right by my house to take these pictures. The homemade chocolate cheesecake I made! I am thankful for my dishwasher to wash all the dishes! I am thankful for my really comfy jammies I am in right now and the newspaper just waiting to be read. Those are all little things, but they sure make me happy. I am so thankful for all the kind words from people like my sister-in-law, Karen. She has sent me so many inspirational passages these last few weeks to show me that God is in control and I just need to put all my worries in His hands. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Here are some of our pictures from today.

2 comments:

Karen C said...

They are beautiful! I can't wait to see the family photo.

Tina Gilbert said...

Kari,
They turned out great. I check your blog to get an update on your family every now and then. I LOVE Tim II's hair....
So, after reading your other posts, you've decided to move and build, huh? Good for you guys. That should be wonderful for yout entire family.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Praying for you and yours,
Tina