The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

28 November 2011

Small Celebration Big on Thankfulness

Aahh . . . Thanksgiving.  For our family it usually means a day filled with food, games, puzzles and time to sit and enjoy just being with us.

 One of the traditions that came from Bob's family is the snack bar- his favorite memory of Thanksgiving from his youth.  It is quickly becoming a favorite for his sons, too!  Another tradition the sons of this house are becoming accustomed to is having a meal to feed a small army.  Generally the Mom of this family enjoys the cooking and baking so much that she prepares enough food to feed 100.
{Hooray for leftovers!}

 Langston is anxious for the official opening of the Snack Bar!

 Let's see- peanuts, caramels and baby pickles. This three-year old is not exactly holding to the traditional Thanksgiving fare.

The weather was amazing with temps near 70 - perhaps the first time we spent Thanksgiving afternoon riding bikes!

Setting up a marble track {look closely above, you can see Braden's marble making a jump!}

After playing and snacking comes the grand meal - turkey, stuffing, biscuits, cranberries, spinach salad, potatoes and baby pickles.  My boys love pickles!

Someone enjoyed getting dibs on a turkey leg it seems . . .

{Ties somewhat optional}

Reading to remember why they did it -
why we need to remember and be thankful.

The sure sign of a successful meal - clean plates all around.

And finally, taking the time for some family pictures.

So much to thank Him for . . . Psalm 100


  1. What a great way to celebrate and remembering how it all started. Your snack table looks so inviting that my saliva glands are acting up. I am tagging your family pictures. Love to you all. Gramma

  2. I just LOVE that last picture of you and Bob!! I don't know why, but it's way cool. :)