47|52 Counting Our Blessings (Nov 19-25, 2012)
With four consecutive days off from work, we enjoyed several occasions with family. The first was Thanksgiving Day.
All of us were able to snuggly fit around our expandable dining table and serve ourselves family style rather than our historical buffet style. I clicked the button to take this photo just seconds before Mom began our prayer, in which she expressed appreciation for every window we have been given to have shared time with loved ones and that we cherish each of those memories whether that amount of time was large or small. It was one year ago today that my brother’s baby son Zane died.
After our satisfying meal and the cleanup, several of us played some card games and laughed until it nearly hurt. Laughter can be so healing.
Friday I began the preparations for putting up our Christmas decorations in anticipation of Sunday when our kids will come over to help.
Saturday included a few hours with my mother-in-law making some arrangements for the food and other details for her wedding next Saturday.
Sunday morning Keith suggested that we get new Christmas ornaments in an attempt to having a tree decorated in a theme with nice ornaments. So, we went shopping and agreed on some new ornaments. Later we had a nice meal, decorated the tree and played a board game with Travis, Kelsey and Scotty (Kelsey’s boyfriend). Of course when we got the Christmas decorations out Kelsey and Travis found the kitty Santa outfit and, as you might expect, Purrkins was absolutley thrilled with it. The eyes say it all.