At this time last year, Nora was on the way. It was so exciting this year to have
two little babies in the family: Nora and George! We have our favorite desserts
that we make practically every year now , along with the traditional food of course!
We make pumpkin pie (we ended up making 3), (sometimes Dad likes sweet potato pie), pumpkin crunch-very scrumptious, decorated sugar cookies, and triple layer pie-Leona's favorite.
I think we've had the family Thanksgiving celebration at our house since we moved to Moscow
Mills. We have the ''usual suspects'' which are Aunt Jean James, Jeremy and Leona and George Windle
(though Jeremy arrived only last year), Donald (Leona's brother) and his wife,Jennifer and Samantha and
Nora James, and Scott and Tatum (Donald and Leona's oldest sister) and their girls, Rachel, Amanda, and
Megan Barnhouse. Just one thing: this time noone played any board games! Here's some photos.
|Pumpkin pie and pumpkin crunch! Scrumptious!|
|Cleaning all day can get tiring!|
|''That turkey looks awfully good! "|
|Homemade sugar cookies|
|Nora all ready for the party!|
|Cute little socks!|
|Banner that Jennifer gave us|
|Nora and Daddy|
|Tatum and nephew Baby George|
|Aunt Jean "Grandma'' feeding George|
|Samantha and Mommy|
|Nora, Donald, Samantha, and Jennifer|
|Tatum with niece, Nora and nephew, George|
|"If the big girls can do it, I can do it too! "|
|Jennifer & Donald, Jeremy & Leona, Scott & Tatum|
|Jeremy made a photo slideshow of George's life this far with music from the cd they listened to alot when he was in the hospital which sounds so sad. He had Leona and me crying.|
|The men...so far! Scott, Donald, Jeremy, and Dad|
I try to be thankful everyday for all God's done for us and all the blessings He's given
us. Here's some things I'm especially thankful for.
-God and Who He is, Jesus Christ and His courageous act of love!
-My family: Dad, Mom, my sister, Annah and our dog, Chloe
-Our home: location, accessories, and appliances
-That we live in the state of Missouri in the United States of America
- Legal freedom to worship as we please and live as citizens, not slaves
-That we have God's Word in our own language to read as much as we want anytime
-The Family Vision Library and all the wonderful blessings we've received through it!
-Our extended family
-Our many friends
-Health (especially since I broke my ankle in '09 and was laid up for about 3 weeks!)
-The talents God's given me to serve Him with and bless others
-My own purple room
-A bed to sleep on, blankets to keep warm
-Abundant, decent food to eat and abundant, decent clothes to wear
-Well-working car and truck that run
-Different seasons, particularly fall and winter-cold weather, yes!
-Our local town
-Being homeschooled our whole lives
-Homeschooling advantages we have from living in Missouri
If I was to thank God every second in life starting my first breath throughout
all eternity for everything He's done and will do for us, I'd NEVER finish!
''The Lord has done great things for us; whereof we are glad.''