Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Daisy



This is Daisy in her new sweater that my mom sent her!!!

So much to be thankful for...




Even though Thanksgiving Day has come and gone...I feel like I still need to post an I am thankful for...post, because the truth is we are blessed beyond belief. I have so much to be thankful for. 2008 has been amazingly good to me! For starters...my husband has been home for 1 full year! Being in the Army...that is a HUGE blessing. Also...I have a wonderful family, a beautiful home in a beautiful location (that is way too far away from TX), I have a dog who loves me unconditionally, I have great friends...most of whom are really too far away, I have the blessings of health and happiness, and so much more!!! I just can't put into words how much the Lord continues to bless me and my family.

As for the actual Thanksgiving Day...it turned out wonderfully. It was unfortunate that we couldn't be in TX with our real families, but we blessed with our friend-family this year and that was awesome! We had the Parks, the Smiths and Derek. Everyone brought a dish or two and we had enough food for lunch, snacks, dinner, and left overs. Again...did I mention we are blessed?! I cooked my first turkey and it was a success! I was a little concerned about the grossness of the insides of this dead bird, but lucky for me...my husband dug out the gross stuff. We seasoned it up and lathered it with butter and into the oven it went for the next 3 hours. I also made home-made gravy with the turkey drippings and it was de-lish! Everyone ate, watched football, played games, ate more, talked, played more games, ate one last time and then we all called it a night.