Thank you to all of you who prayed that the Marine’s would let Andrew come to Atlanta with Katie. The powers that be approved his trip and we are pleased and filled with joy!

I made a trip to Hobby Lobby this week and they had a lot of goodies on sale for 40% off and other items for 50% off. I bought that Joy sign that was in their Christmas section but it’s staying up at my house all year long. They also had all their glassware at 50% off so I bought some glass containers for my Smirntopf. I’ve been waiting for this kind of sale to purchase them.

Sure hope my Smirntopf turns out well. It will look pretty in these containers for gift giving.

After Thanksgiving we’ll start thinking about giving the Smirntopf a taste test and getting it ready to package for gifts.

Today I’m thankful for…

~ God making it possible for Andrew to come to Atlanta.

~ Our trip to Atlanta where we get to see Andrew and Katie.

~ Our second cookbook and all the encouraging words we heard from all our friends in blogdom.

~ Getting a couple more of my recipes for the cookbook completed.

~ Our small group and the 2 new couples that have joined us.

~ Dear’s promotion at work.

~ A day off today to just putz around and get ready for Atlanta.

~ Our Women’s Bible Study and the beginning of our study of the book of John.

~ That our son Dan is now the proud owner of his own home and land and has slept there for a week!

~ That our son Josh was recognized in his industry for his humanitarian endeavors.

Last but not least…I’ve lost 12 pounds!!!

What are you thankful for…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Joy!

  1. Oh this made me happy, too. Those Marines are all right! You sneaked a lot of good news into your gratitude list. Very cool all the way around.

  2. Hooray that your prayers have been answered!!! I hope your family has a wonderful and exciting time together in Atlanta. Congratulations, too, on your weight loss. Very admirable…and enviable! πŸ™‚ It looks like your family has a LOT to be thankful for in this season of giving! Have a wonderful weekend, Ellen!

  3. well now that was an fff plus!! So glad Andrew’s going to make the trip with Katie – what a lovely visit that will be!! and congratulations to both Josh, Dan, Dear and you!! Accomplishments all the way round!

  4. LOVE your grateful list….so many wonderful things. Rejoicing with you! I especially love the glass sale at Hobby Lobby. I can hardly wait for you to try your Smirntopf. It’s something new to me. So excited for your Atlanta reunion time!!!!

  5. Yes we all have lots to be thankful for. For me it’s my newly discovered birding experience, which have led me to explore new places and magnificent sights. You missed one item on your list: Hobby Lobby. πŸ˜‰

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