This year was our first Thanksgiving in California! We were going to do it at our house but then my best friend Marion invited us to her house. Marion and I have known each other since high school and the Lord orchestrated us to both move to Orange County. It has been wonderful being so close to her again. Anyway she lives in a big house with roommates who are just wonderful. My kids adore all those girls and love going over there. I was excited that I wouldn't have to cook. Last year Aaron and I hosted a BIG thanksgiving and it wore me out! My Thanksgiving morning was very relaxed. I only had to make sweet potatoes and Pumpkin Dump cake (Aaron's favorite) The sweet potato recipe was from the Stinchfields and boy was it DELICIOUS!!! 3 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar gives you an idea of how tasty they were! Had to run extra long the next day to burn off all the calories eaten. Brookelyn was really well behaved all day which shocked us! She has so much energy, spunk and stubbornness in her that it can make taking her places difficult so I was worried how the day would play out. Bubba ended up being the baby to stress me out! Poor baby is cutting two teeth so he was very grumpy.
Our lovely hostesses
Brooke found flowers outside
Brooke's new best friend!! It turns out we know mutual people from the Iron Range!!! Crazy how small the world is sometimes. Raschelle is so good to Brookelyn! She colors with her, plays with her and chases her around so Mommy can have a break.
Bubba has a favorite in the house as well but I didn't get a picture of those two. Last time she was holding Bubba, she had to hand him back to me, he looked at me and started crying!! She walked back over and as soon as he saw her, his little face lit up under the tears.
Aaron sat Bubb up in the high chair and he loved it! I gave him a biter biscuit and gnawed that whole thing down!!
Not our best family photo but it shows our thankful faces!! The Lord answered a HUGE prayer for us ON Thanksgiving!!!!
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his ;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.