We had 4 days of family time living under the same roof and enjoying cooking for each other, eating together, working together, and play time, too. We had a sit down Thanksgiving meal together on Saturday evening with all the trimmings and we were stuffed.
Dan showed us the skull and antlers of the Buck he preserved from our first annual family hunting trip in October.
Dan and Jamie indulged me and let Addy have an early Christmas opening the stocking filled with little things from Gramps and Baba. We will not be with Dan, Jamie and Addy on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day this year so it was fun to enjoy this early gift giving.
The elephant was her favorite and she really wasn’t too sure about the soft dolly.
Josh and Laura flew home on Sunday and we enjoyed some family shots before they left for the airport.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
Psalm 133:1-2 (ESV)
The family selfie. We were sad that Andrew was not able to travel with us this time. A degree in Aeronautical Engineering takes lots of study and class time and his fall quarter is overloaded with classes.
Katie, Dear and I had one more evening to spend with Dan, Jamie and Daddy’s Girl.
Early on Monday morning we posed for our obligatory goodbye photos.
So thankful for this little girl and all the joy she has brought into our family dynamic.
We thought we’d have rain for our full 6 hours of travel time but thankfully we had some very short periods of sunshine breaking through and we enjoyed several rainbows on our drive home.
We spotted this rainbow passing through Ellensburg, Washington. Yep…I have a burg.
Back at the home front Dear went right into action removing the old counter tops. We are currently without counters, our cook top and our sink. Yikes. Hopefully things will get installed for sure on Wednesday so I can cook our portion of the Thanksgiving meal we are taking to our friend’s home on Thanksgiving Day. Good thing we did not plan on a Thanksgiving meal at this old house this year!
We are thankful to the God who is who was and who is to come for all he has done for us and to us during our lifetime.
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!” Revelation 1:8 (ESV)
Hope your Thanksgiving week is shaping up nicely. Are you cooking or is someone else doing the hosting and cooking? For our Canadian friends who have already enjoyed Thanksgiving, have you started your Christmas decorating?