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Overflowing Handful

I have way too many things I’m thankful for to list in one blog post, so I’ll share an overflowing handful of things, especially as it relates to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shanna was able to join us for the holiday because she had time off work and the twins were with their dad. We don’t get to see her often enough and it was a special treat having her here with us!

Snuggling with Baby Owen was a highlight for everyone. He was definitely the star of the show, and we had to take turns loving on him!

Most of our family joined us (along with our niece Cierra…extended family is a blessing indeed!). There’s nothing like relaxed time with family…lots of visiting, watching movies, arm and leg wrestling, makeovers from Sidney, and a talent show!

Cousins of all ages played together. Sardines (kind of like hide-and-go-seek) was the best to watch! They also crafted for hours and opened a craft store for all of us to “buy” from. The signs on the door let us know when the store was open or closed.

We appreciated the beautiful landscape surrounding us…as we enjoyed the warmth of a roof over our heads and cozy beds to sleep in. 

You can’t talk about Thanksgiving and not talk about food! We had our usual favorites and a couple of new appetizers to try. Everything was yummy! Well, that’s what I heard. I was on a restricted diet, trying to get a handle on my RA, but my cucumber and celery juice was delish!

In keeping with tradition, we took turns as a family sharing what we’re grateful for, and one of the things I mentioned was the companies Sterling and I get to work with filled with wonderful people…employees, demonstrators, and customers all over the world.

Most of all, I’m thankful for a loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, who love me, know what I need, and bless me immensely…every day!

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Reader Comments (3)

I agree, our Heavenly Father is so AWESOME!! He knows when we need Him and He loves us no matter how many mistakes we make.
November 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary K
So lovely to hear about Thanksgiving traditions. To reflect on things we are thankful for is a wonderful thing which should be done more often. I love hearing about your family. Thanks for sharing your stories. Anna
December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Wheaton
It's wonderful to spend holidays with family, especially when far away loved ones are able to be a part AND even more fun when wee ones join the clan! I love seeing photos and hearing about your family gatherings. Your family has become "our family" over the years. I love when you share glimpses of your life with us! May your holiday season be blessed!
December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Fernsler

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