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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Memories

I hope you all had a Thanksgiving that filled your hearts as much as your tummies!

Our Thanksgiving Day did not go as planned and for once that was a wonderful thing. We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (I grew up calling it the Macy's Day Parade, but my hubby says Macy's Day is Friday, not Thursday.) and waved at the floats and giggled at the characters floating high in the sky. My fave is still Snoopy. ;-)

Then we did my favorite Thanksgiving Day thing~ we danced to Christmas music. It's a great way to work out energy and get ready for a yummy dinner.

And I actually cooked this year! Those of you who know me will appreciate that fact. My kiddos starred in their cooking debut too with a family recipe for cranberry sauce and a gluten and dairy-free pumpkin pie that turned out yummy.

Dinner was even more special because my in-laws were in town to celebrate with us.

One of our traditions at dinner is to have 3-5 corn kernels and at different times during the meal we go around the table and say something we're thankful for with each kernel.

Our youngest daughter's thanks were simple, but made me smile. She was thankful for a loving mommy (a miracle of forgiveness because it's not been an easy few weeks), an awesome daddy, and her grandparents being here for Thanksgiving.

It always warms my heart to hear thanks for relationships and God's protection. We ended our last round with thanks for the freedom to worship Christ this holiday season and a line from our favorite holiday movie, "God bless us everyone!"

As you prepare homes and hearts for Chrismas, I pray the memories of Thanksgiving Day and all the little and big things we have to give thanks for will fill your mind and help you savor this season.

If you're so inclined, join me in two activities that always slow me down and fill me with peace: dancing with a little one and sitting by Christmas tree light, surrounded by memories.

Wishing you a Christ-filled season of memories and moments knit together with love.


Susan said...

I love the corn kernel idea! It's so important to stop and reflect, isn't it? Have a great week!

:-) Susan

Terrie said...

great blog Amy, Pumpkin pie is good but pumpkin bread is best. I am glad you had a good thanksgiving.

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks, Susan and Terrie!

So fun to pass on that corn kernel idea. My kids love doing it and it's always a good reminder about why we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Terrie~ if you have a good pumpkin bread recipe to share, I'd love it!

Charlotte said...

This is a beautiful post. I had not been around in awhile and saw your link on my sidebar and decided to click on it. I'm glad I did. It warmed my heart. Thank you.

Amy Wallace said...


Thanks for visiting again! It's wonderful to see your posts here.

Thank you for your encouraging words too~ much appreciated!

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