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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Turkey Day 2015

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Today is December 1st, what?! Jon said over the weekend he was sad that Christmas will be over soon, ha! I have tons of things I want to do with Ford this holiday season and I am so so excited to experience everything Christmas with him. Our Thanksgiving was really laid back and fun. Unfortunately me and the kids got sick over the weekend but life goes on, right? Tis the season for nasty coughs and the never ending snotty nose. My grandparents came down from Kansas City and for the first time in 11 months, my entire family was together! The weekend before our missional community group had friendsgiving and it was absolutely delicious. Followed by a yummy meal on Thursday afternoon. Why don't we do traditional thanksgiving foods more often? This year we added a new side to our dinner, sweet potato casserole with praline topping and oh my gosh... make it asap friends. It rained on Thanksgiving Day but our family managed to get in a post meal walk, we played lots of games, and were entertained by having 4 kids under the age of 3. It is only going to get busier as the kiddos get older (and more kiddos are added to the mix!).

There are so many things I am thankful for this year. What I shared at the table was how thankful I am to feel safe in my home and in my community. In an age of our world where there are refugees literallt fighting to hold on to their babies, I do not take for granted that fact that I sleep well at night knowing I am safe and free. I am so thankful for God's grace and His precious gifts. He gifted us Lucy this year and we are so grateful that the transition to 2 children has been pretty easy. She is such a joy and a light in our lives, I can't believe she wasn't with us last holiday season! And lastly I talked about how thankful I am that so many people love my family. I could have never imagined having family and friends love my babies so fiercely and genuinely. It has been such a blessing to have people swoop in and care for my kids and love on me and Jon as parents. I can't imagine life without this tribe of people that we do life with.

I didn't take many pictures but here are a few I had on my phone. We put up our Christmas decorations and tree over the weekend and are blasting Christmas music daily. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

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