Saturday, November 29, 2008

happy thanksgiving!

I've been a bit lacking in my blogging lately, but hopefully all that will change now that I finally have a camera again!

We had a great Thanksgiving at home this year. It was my first time making dinner at my own house. Brad's sister, Mandy, and I made it by ourselves about 3 years ago, but this time I actually made a BIG turkey. 20lbs! We are still enjoying the benefits of the leftovers. Rachel came over Wednesday and helped me get a few things ready beforehand so I didn't have to make everything the day of. It was really fun making all the food, I love to eat, especially Thanksgiving dinner, so I think the anticipation helped. Our party got smaller the closer it got to Thanksgiving and it ended up just being us and Rachel and Tyler. So we had a LOT of leftovers. They dwindle pretty fast even with our small family.

That's some good lookin' meat! The turkey looks pretty good too, don'tcha think?

What a sweet girl! This was the first picture I took trying out my new camera. I love Kate's smiles!

I really do have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

I am thankful for:

  • My family first and foremost
  • My wonderful husband who loves and takes such good care of us
  • 2 beautiful children who make me smile and laugh enough to counteract the difficult times
  • Both mine and Brad's extended family, we come from the best families, we don't get to see nearly enough
  • My testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • The peace knowledge brings in these uncertain times
  • Great friends
  • Modern conveniences, appliances (it made cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner so much easier!)
  • I am not pregnant so I could enjoy my Thanksgiving dinner this year
  • A warm house to protect me from the cold. (Although Rachel might say otherwise during the winter-the part about the "warm" house)
  • In Brad's words, "One handed catches by Austin Collie"

I really could say a lot more, but you probably wouldn't want to read it all. I'm just thankful for EVERYTHING I have been blessed with!


Ritchie Family Blog said...

Jana, Wow! That turkey looks great... and Kate's smiles really are adorable. That is exciting that you got a new camera too. Looks like you are doing well and raising a wonderful family! I am glad that Tyler and Rachel could share Thanksgiving with you.

Hupp Family said...

Good job! Don't you just love the fall and winter?! Next year I'll hook you up with some brine to try on your turkey. Tasty! 20 lbs? Impressive.