Every Thanksgiving we do a little family photo shoot with the timer on my parents' camera. This year, my brother took some shots...and we also did some of the timer thing...we had a fun time outside in the freezing cold, as we do every year. :) Stay tuned to see which ones come in the family Christmas cards! :)
Not sure why we felt the need to be so ghetto, but it was fun. In one, we're holding up a "M" and a "C" for Merry Christmas. :)
My bestest best friend forever is about to have her baby!!
She is due Thanksgiving Day.
We'll see what happens!!
I've been making her some things...
Some requested and some for fun...
Check it out!
...a nursing gown- she asked for one of these to wear in the hospital. It is so soft! ...and has little openings for nursing. Sorry if that's too much info, but I had to model to demonstrate it for her.
Plus, a little matching onesie for the baby, Kenndi.
Joni also asked for a warm blanket for the winter months...hope she likes it!
This Thanksgiving I am feeling particularly thankful.
Each year around this time I know that I "supposed" to feel thankful, but this year I'm not finding myself forcing it as much as usual.
I am thankful for several things.
A few things that come to mind (in no particular order) are: I am thankful for...
...a sovereign God who knows all and works everything out for the good of those who love him
...a wonderful, supportive, helpful, loving husband
...amazing friends who really care and show it regularly
...living two doors down from my sister
...a phenomenal, Christ-preaching church full of faithful followers who push me toward holiness and just have an honest-to-goodness fun time together
...a fun family
...a wonderful class of adorable and fun students
...a grad program that I'm actually enjoying and learning a lot from
...a new house and all of God's provisions that go along with that
...God blessing us in ways that allow us to bless others
What are you thankful for?
Make a list and share it with someone today.
I am a new mom, doing my best to make the right choices for my family by the grace of God and through His guidance. I know that there are many "good" ways of mothering and my ways are not the only ways, but we are doing what works for us. :)