Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving and Snow!

We started our relaxing day with watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The kids loved it! I'm actually embarrassed to put this picture on but just wanted to show you our "out of the box" meal. You all know I love to cook and this is not how we would do Thanksgiving if I had an actual kitchen. But you do what you have to. :) Can't wait to make some meals in our new house!

It actually was surprisingly good, except for the turkey... none of us could even eat it (well, I think Evan did). Brian's comment was that it tasted like "MRE meat." We'll have real Turkey for Christmas. :)

The kids especially loved the sparkling cider-- my family's tradition.

Pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
It was a wonderful day together (lots of football) and we have so much to be thankful for this year.
One thing we did to help teach the kids about being grateful was to look through the Samaritan's Purse gift catalog together. Natalie and Blake each picked out things they would like to send to kids around the world that don't have very much. Natalie chose baby chicks, mosquito nets and and a toy lamb that sings Jesus Loves Me. Blake chose soccer balls and shoes. We had some neat conversations and I think maybe we'll do this every year. Here's the link if you might want to do it with your family. They have all different price ranges for the various gifts and it's fun, tangible way for kids to help others. (We usually do the Christmas Child Shoe boxes but missed out on that this year.)

We woke up today and... it had SNOWED!!

We don't really have snow gear with us but we still went out for little while. I think it's Evan's first time to actually play in the snow.

There really wasn't too much but still enough to have fun!

Writing names...

We close/move in to our house TOMORROW... can't tell you how excited we are!!!!!! :)

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