Monthly Archives: November 2010

Our Day of Thanks

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie Jodie hosted Thanksgiving again, and it […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good.” -Psalm 107:1

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Little Ham

This little girl loves to ham it up for the camera. So does an 8½ month old baby really know what a camera is? Oh, yes… we’re absolutely convinced that she does.

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5 Kernels of Corn

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” – H. U. Westermayer In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday in November as a day of national Thanksgiving. He said, […]

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Thanksgiving in a Cup

We tried this recipe tonight, and it was yummmmmmmy! It tastes like Thanksgiving in a cup. Thought some of you may like to try it over the holiday next week. Make sure you let me know if you like it… I thought it tasted better than Starbucks, really. This one will be a tradition! Pumpkin […]

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8 months

Oh, my goodness… she’s so precious, I could just eat her up! We brought Ava out in the snow for a 30 second photo shoot and she squealed with delight, and we were able to get such sweet shots of her. She’s a pro now with this whole modeling thing. Ava Baby, this last month […]

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A Week Away

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcinet Here’s a bit more inspiration to get you ready for the Thanksgiving festivities. I also wanted to share a fabulous recipe that my friend, Melinda, passed on to me last year. I made this Maple Walnut Pumpkin Pie last […]

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Little Women

“… a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.” – Louisa May Alcott One of my favorite movies this time of year is Little Women. I just love the atmosphere and story. I was surprised to read […]

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First Snow

While we were in Walmart on Saturday, we made sure to buy Ava a little pink hat, because while we were shopping it started to snow! Oh, my! It’s the first snow of the season. She loved it! {She’s such a big girl now and sits in the cart instead of in her car seat!} […]

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Preparing for Thanksgiving

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare Here’s a preparation guide to help make your Thanksgiving as stress-free as possible {compliments of Bethany LeBedz}. I know that trying to pull together a ginormous meal can be a very daunting task, so definitely prepare ahead of time and delegate! In our […]

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