Those with nothing to do that’s who:)! For several reasons, our family decided to push Thanksgiving to Friday this year. We thought it would work out well but in the end it really didn’t. My In-Laws are in Spain this Thanksgiving so we didn’t end up splitting the holiday so Jim and I and the boys are going to have a quiet day at home. Well…not actually quiet. It is NEVER quiet in this house unless two little people I know of are sleeping – but definitely quieter than a Thanksgiving party!
Tomorrow will be our grand celebration though (I am making pumpkin pies and sweet potatoes today – which really aren’t sweet potatoes – they are yams – what is up with this confusion?…). And on Saturday, we are driving to Southern California for our 10th Anniversary trip one year late! Yippeeee! We are soooo excited about this! We will start in Seaworld and then to San Diego Zoo, then Knottsberry and 3 days at Disney. My sweet husband bought me an ELPH for our trip. I am a camera- aholic as you wel know and I didn’t want to carry my big camera everywhere and risk damaging it. The Elph shoots 5 megapixel pictures but is tiny enough for a pocket. Will be perfect for our vacation shots. I am trying to concentrate on more video this year though so I won’t be taking as many pictures (famous last words):)
Tanner is so excited he keeps asking me to review the park maps with him. He loves maps. Everywhere we go he likes to carry the map around. Never mind that he can’t read – he still thinks it helps. This little idiosyncrasy of his is very much like his Daddy and Mommy. Jim and I both like order and organization. I have a whole folder printed that includes maps to each spot and helpful tidbits (thank you Kathy:).
I will write again when we get back! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
I just wanted to include a quick “somethin’” from this past Sunday’s sermon that Dad preached. I thought it was a wonderful reminder for this week.
Five Reasons to Give Thanks In Everything
1. Giving thanks in all things heightens our awareness of His redemptive involvement in our lives.
2. His spirit motivates us to seek the heart of God and soon we discover that God uses our trials to draw us closer to Himself.
3. In times of prayer and praise, God teaches us that He never grows weary of our words. His comfort and strength are ours any time of the day or night.
4. Thanksgiving refreshes our souls and prepares us for God’s service.
5. It motivates us to seek His purpose in every difficulty and teaches us to trust the Lord without regard to feelings of doubt or fear.