Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for... Today

Are you busy cooking goodies for tomorrow? Getting the house ready for family to arrive? Or are you the family that will be arriving?

We're heading over to my sister and her husband's home tomorrow to share the day with them, their 13 month old little girl, and my parents. Today is full of cut out sugar cookies, stuffing, and other goodies. Plus, some morning lessons thrown in for good measure.

Around here before noon today...

Math, handwriting, spelling, and...


With camo-bear pj's, of course :)

Haven't managed to dress Little Dude, but at least the rest of us are out of jammies. My tootsies like to stay comfy, though :)

Mr. Breadman Ultimate kindly offered to take care of the bread for the stuffing. Can you see any screws on the door back there? More on that soon!

Plenty of good books...

... and the promise of something sweet.

I have a fancy camera, but crummy camera skills. Otherwise, I might have managed to get all four children in focus in just one shot ;]

So, now the cookie dough is chilled and ready to roll out. We'll throw some lunch together and hopefully get the cookies baked before nap. We'll be icing them later this afternoon. Yum!

Thanksgiving Week 2008 was a BIG deal in house terms. Look out for a Frenzy-versary post (or two) on Friday. Oh, and Monday and Tuesday of next week will be a BIG deal of their own, so check back in after all of your turkey eatin' :)

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving, and may your heart draw near to the One from Whom all good things come. I'd like to leave you today with part of a Puritan prayer:

"Plough deep in me, great Lord, heavenly husbandman, that my being may be a tilled field, the roots of grace spreading far and wide, until Thou alone art seen in me, Thy beauty golden like summer harvest, Thy fruitfulness as autumn plenty.I have no master but Thee, no law but Thy will, no delight but Thyself, no wealth but that Thou givest, no good but that Thou blessest, no peace but that Thou bestowest. I am nothing but that Thou makest me. I have nothing but that I receive from Thee. I can be nothing but that grace adorns me. Quarry me deep, dear Lord, and then fill me to overflowing with living water."

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Stephen and Larissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm cooking and cleaning for family coming in tomorrow. Lots to do!! But I love it.

And, it looks like your door came out great. I look forward to hearing how you covered up the screws.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful scene with children gathering around the food being cooked and seeing the entire family. I guess the best thing about holidays is the comfort and love it brings to what could be a rather demanding life.
I hope you have great time with your family, and well, eat until you have hard time breathing! :)
Happy Thanksgiving~

Laura Lynn said...

Have a great Thanksgiving! Love all the family photos and the door looks great in the background there - looking forward to reading about it!