Today is a day for us to express the things we are thankful for. First and foremost, we are thankful for our Lord and Savior and for the fact that he sent his son to die for our sins. And now, because of that, we can have eternal life...THANK YOU JESUS!
We are thankful for our family, friends and church family! Each of you mean so much to us and have been so supportive of us in the decisions that we have had to make over the past couple of years. Thank you for jumping on board and praying us through these times. At this point, we still don't know where this journey that God has us on will end but we sure are thankful that He is the one in control!
I could list so many more things but I want to get to the fun part!
Today, we are spending Thanksgiving at home with just the 5 of us. My immediate family is spread out with their "other sides". We could have joined my dad's family but there weren't going to be any kids there for our kids to play with so we decided to just take time and enjoy the day with just us! It has been fun and I really mean that! The girls have been looking forward all week to helping me prepare our Thanksgiving meal.
Ethan really wanted to help too. So, we decided that he could help cut the bananas for the snicker salad. Jason sat and supervised and actually marked the banana so Ethan knew right where to cut. I am so thankful for the Pampered Chef "My Safe Cutter" knives that I have. I don't think I would trust him with a "real" knife. He was so proud of himself.
Brenna's job was to cut the Snicker bars.
And, Alyssa's job was to cut the apples.
Together the girls made the pudding part of the salad and then Ethan added the Cool Whip.
Ethan also helped me make the Green Bean Casserole while the girls diced potatoes. Ethan has the cutest little song that he sings while stirring, he learned it from Preschool. I am so glad that we decided to video some of the meal prep because we were able to get the song on video. I will cherish that forever!!
My sister was having the McPhail family over today and told Jason that while she was prepping for their meal, she would make him an 8x8 of sweet potatoes. He was thrilled...thank you Trisha for sharing! I'm not much of a sweet potato fan. However, if Trisha hadn't offered, I would have made him a small pan of them.
Once the turkey was ready. Jason was the official "carver" and did a great job!
I was brave enough to pull out the china, or as Ethan calls them "Mommy's fancy plates." I will admit, I was nervous at first but they did really good. I was more nervous about using my stem wear but they were all very cautious...maybe because I told them if they were careful and nothing got broke I would do this more often.
This is what our plates looked like...minus the stuffing. I remembered that after the picture and after I started eating so it didn't make the picture.
I think this is probably one of the best Thanksgiving days we've had. The kids watched the Macy's Day Parade, we prepared food together and it all tasted great, Jason is doing all of the dishes while I am posting this, the kids are watching a movie, and now...Now, I'm off to decorate this house for Christmas!
We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving!