I think my kids were *slightly* freaked out when they arrived at the breakfast table only to discover 3 kernels of corn in their bowls. We had a (very) brief talk about how this was often the only food each pilgrim was allotted during their first winter here. Hey – if nothing else it made them veeeeery excited when I served their real breakfast. IMG_2106.JPG

We spent the rest of Thanksgiving with Mike’s family. 10 of the 12 siblings were home (yes, he comes from a BIG family!) and we had a wonderful time visiting with everyone. The kids loved playing with their cousins and hanging out at Memaw and Papaw’s house!



IMG_2140.JPGAs we wind down from a simple, fun Thanksgiving day, I want to stop and thank all of you. I have been truly blown away by the kind words and encouragement from the readers of my blog. I am a very private person, at heart, so blogging is a stretch for me. But time and time again I have had friends share how a post encouraged them and I truly appreciate it more than you will ever know.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful …

  • For my husband, who has loved me through 7 years of marriage, 3 pregnancies (and postpartum craziness), 3 moves and other fun adventures. He works 2 jobs so I can stay at home with our kids and has made me feel like what I do is far more valuable than any “job.”
  • The three little people who call me mommy.
  • The house we are making a home. I still can’t believe I have my “dream house.”
  • My mom, who continually invests in our children. We are very grateful you now live near us.

Praying you all have a wonderful weekend! May your leftovers be delicious and may you score amazing deals tomorrow!



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