Friday, November 23, 2007
The Celebration is Over and is About to Begin
So, the dinner has been eaten, the laughter has endured and our blessings are still plentiful. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was a little nervous. I had never made an entire Thanksgiving meal by myself. Normally, between my sister, my sister-in-law and myself we each make a few things and the meal comes together. Well this year, my sister stayed in South Carolina for Thanksgiving since she will be coming up at Christmas. And my brother and his family traveled to see her and her family. So I was going to make the entire meal. And like I said, I was nervous. But I tried to put things into perspective. I make Christmas dinner by myself. But I guess because I was used to that meal, it never seemed daunting. This one did. But I think I pulled it off. We had the turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli-rice and cheese, mixed vegetables, green bean casserole and biscuits. Plus cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, compliments of my parents.
Kerry and Greg came down (the boys' mom and fiance) after dinner and we played games all night. It was a wonderful day and I am so thankful that we were all able to share in it. It'll take me a while to get caught up with all my reading...so please wait for me. I'll be around, I promise. But it's time for a little more fun - I think the boys and I will play a few more games. Because it's all work tomorrow. The Christmas decorations go up!!
Blessing of the day: I'm blessed to have time to play with my children. They won't be little forever.