We had one of our very last "firsts". It doesn't seem right to me that we're inching closer to our one year anniversary. Maybe it's because he's been gone so much, but it really has just passed right before my eyes. Thanksgiving was such a sweet time for us to enjoy being together in our home with our pups and family. We woke up, started watching the parade, and I made a quick batch of pumpkin muffins before I started preparing for our Thanksgiving lunch.
I'm far from a hostess with the mostess. But, I do love having people in our home. I loved setting our little table and fixing a few after dinner goodies. It was such a fun day!
I'd love to say that I cooked this pretty bird... but I TOTALLY didn't!
So fun sharing holidays with this lady! So thankful for her and her family and how they are preparing to serve in Columbia! These holidays are precious!
These two. Such important people in our family.
If you came to visit... you would see lots of this. And I love it.
I love my family of four. LOVE.
After lunch with my family we went to our OTHER family's house. Our community group family! We went to Megan and Phillip's and enjoyed hanging out with some of our community group. I can't express how much I love my faith family. If you don't have a church home where you are plugged in, I PRAY that you find a place to serve. There's nothing like it.
We went home pretty late, but I still wanted to hang the ornaments on the tree! We aren't "theme tree" people. Never will be. I've collected ornaments since I was a child and my Mom has always given us one every year that represents us in a way. My mom packed up all my ornaments and gave them to me to put on our tree this year. Bittersweet. I'm so thankful the memories that I bring into this home. Hanging up all my childhood ornaments was so special. We have ornaments from all our vacations, and ornaments that my mother in law gives us each year. I love decorating the tree!
And now it's Christmastime. Our first holiday season is here, and I'm so glad. Jesus has been so good to us.