What a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a houseful of adults, teens and little ones. It was very noisy and crazy but I was so thankful for a loving family (and friends) to share a special day.
There were 26 people at our Thanksgiving tables. We had all the usual holiday dishes -- turkey, stuffing (3 kinds), mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie (along with 4 other desserts). We were stuffed and a little sleepy after eating all the delicious food.
Just as we were enjoying the blissful L-tryptophan coma, our three teen niece and nephews plugged in the PS2 Rock Band. Now the noise level rose even higher, however, my grandchildren loved it and began to dance. Little Grace's (in the brown dress) nickname is "Rock Star" and she definitely lived up to it. She was twirling, dancing and screaming to the music.
After everyone left and the house was once again quiet, I reflected on my blessings. I'm thankful for my children, my 11 grandchildren, my home, my job that allows me to put food on our table, my husband and three dogs (yes, dear, I list you before the dogs!), our good health and leftover turkey. I'm thankful that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and continues to bless my life. All is good!