Friday, November 23, 2007

A Thankful Heart

What a wonderful Thanksgiving we enjoyed this year! It was full of good food, great family, lots of laughs, fun movies and some pretty good football! What more could you ask for? It was very laid-back. We went over to Chris' parent's house along with Kym and Alan and Scott and Jessica (somehow I managed not to get a single pic of Scott or Jessica!) and everybody made a few dishes to bring, which resulted in enough food to feed all of our families for about a week! But it was really nice to make a few things and enjoy so many more!
Avonleigh could not get enough of the spinach dip - but only if Papa hand-fed it to her!

Almost all the pies - we ended up with 4 pumpkin, 2 pecan, 1 cherry and 1 apple - YUM!

Good 'Ole Harley!

Some of the spread...

More food

This sweet little girl was just running on fumes, but she was happy! She ate like a champ!

Cooper carrying around his mom's purse.

Payton and Cooper

Payton and Cooper smiling

Payton

Alan and Kym "The Newlyweds"

Chrisser being goofy

Chris being a stinker! This was the best shot I got of him!

Laethym and Avonleigh

Payton, crashed.

It was a really relaxing day - I didn't even put make-up on (hence no pictures of me!). But, seriously I was so overwhelmed with gratitude yesterday. My family is immensely blessed: I have an amazing husband (who also happens to be my best friend); he has a fantastic job; we have 4 healthy, bright children; we have The Gospel in our lives; a supportive extended family, a warm home; and a free country. It doesn't get any better than that!

I'm reminded of the scripture in The Book of Mormon, Alma 34:38
"That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you."

1 comment:

emily a. said...

That does sound and look like a wonderful Thanksgiving day. You have such a cute family. It is good that we have these days to remind ourselves of how blessed we are!