Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Mini Thanksgiving

So, when did it suddenly become December? I keep getting Grinchy every time I see Christmas decorations up, until I realize that it's actually time for them. The holidays have been blasting by ridiculously fast for me this year, and it's been hard to keep track of what's next.

Luckily, I remembered that Thanksgiving was coming just in time to get an appropriately themed book from the library to read to Kiddo and buy a turkey before they had all disappeared. Dellie was really excited about all the food we were going to eat ("we have to have cranberries, Mama!") and I thoroughly enjoyed having her actually track with the basics of why we celebrate by stuffing ourselves silly with food we never would eat otherwise.

And yes, we did bacon-wrap our turkey.

Family photo
This year's celebration turned out to be nice and small, which, in the end, was I think exactly what my little family needed. We're currently braving some unexpected stresses - one, my mom wound up in the hospital right before Thanksgiving week due to effects from chemo treatment (at least that's the best guess). We also are still sitting on our haunches waiting for Josh to get a job somewhere. We had originally set a timeline of mid-November for getting our future decided on (should we stay or go), but God decided our plans were not what He had in mind.

We watched football, Dellie taped and colored her very own "rocketship"
Post-dinner backyard hockey
So each day we wonder if we'll find out what we're supposed to do and how we're going to pay for another day's rent, but we also feel that God has very clearly told us to be patient and wait for Him.

We originally flip flopped between going back to Colorado to visit my family and get away from our world for a bit, but ultimately decided to stay here. And staying home, keeping it small and simple, and spending the time skyping with family and watching football was a really good thing for us. It gave us the chance to actually just stop and be thankful for what God has done for us these past years, and look forward to the good that we believe He has for us. He hasn't done anything except good in our lives these past years, so I think I can believe He has no intentions of changing that pattern anytime soon :)

How was your Thanksgiving?

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