Before the holiday is gone I wanted to share a short post with you. The last couple of weeks have definitely thrown our schedules off, and I know many of you are ready for Christmas, but I thought you might like seeing the chalkboards from the playroom for Thanksgiving.
I used a chalk pen on these because it is much faster (and easier) than using regular chalk.
We have also updated the game system storage from the hutch on top of a cabinet to open shelves in there. (I know that is not Thanksgiving related, but I thought you might like to see it. :))
So on this Thanksgiving Eve, I am thankful for many things…one of which is my husband’s talent for taking my crazy ideas and turning them into reality. I am also thankful for my children and their fun friends – like this group that was here this afternoon for dessert. (Texas Cake and Gingerbread!)
This photo was taken right before my daughter had to leave to go to an appointment. The rest of the gang was hanging out here when my daughter came back inside crying. She had backed into the car of one of her friends – totally wrecking the driver’s door. I am thankful that her first car wreck injured no one. The car was a relatively new car belonging to her friend’s mother. I am thankful that Meredith’s mom handled the damage to her car with such grace and humor for my daughter. No one would have handled it better. (Thank you, Marny!)
view from the kitchen window
We are truly blessed. I think of one of my husband’s friends, a single guy, who slipped last weekend while delivering a refrigerator to someone. The refrigerator came crashing down on his leg, crushing his ankle. He had surgery on Monday and will be in bed for a number of weeks…followed by an additional surgery later in December. I think of another one of our friends whose wife died with cancer a couple of weeks ago. This will be a tough Christmas season for him. Both of those men were in our wedding. I am so thankful for our health, and our home, and our family. Our children our blessed to have both sets of grandparents able to be a part of their lives.
And I am thankful for all of you. You are probably rushing around preparing food for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal, and you may not even see this. But I could not let this opportunity pass by…this opportunity to tell you thank you. Thank you for reading all my wandering thoughts here. Thank you for leaving your comments that make me feel like I am providing something that people enjoy (especially on days when I turn on my computer, and there are three “unsubscribe from Talk of the House” notices. :() Thank you for sending me emails that encourage me to keep on doing whatever this is that I am doing. Thank you for pinning my amateur photos to Pinterest and sharing your blog love out there in this amazing online world.
And although we may have never met in real life, I thank you for your friendship. It means the world to me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all those you hold dear.
May you be richly blessed!