Monday, December 1, 2008

What a wonderful day we had! I was so worried that it would be filled with sadness, but it wasn't. I thought maybe I would be a nervous wreck, but I wasn't. I thought maybe it's going to be rushed like in years past, but again, it wasn't. Everything tasted delicious. We had a relaxing, enjoyable time together.

Pictures of my table...I love setting a pretty table!

Can you see the place card?

Scripture verse inside...

We each take a turn reading our scripture verse ending this year with my husband who then prays for the meal. After cleaning up from the main meal, we all gathered in the kitchen to make gingerbread houses! What a surprise! The Colonel and I spent some time Wednesday evening putting them together so they would be hard and not fall apart while little fingers were decorating them. Even the grownups got involved. I think this is the beginning of a new tradition here.

I had such a great time, I hope I can do Thanksgiving next year!


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  3. Your table looks great! Alot of great ideas here, I love the scripture place cards and the gingerbread houses are fabulous!

    P.S. I stumbled upon your blog by clicking "next blog" after posting to my own, I'm so glad I did!

  4. Beautiful table! I especially like the place cards with the scripture inside:)
    Linda C

  5. Hey Gal, Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!! And I'm so glad to hear that your Thanksgiving was, well.. just that!! A day of Thanksgiving. We are all so much more blessed than we even realize. The Great Healer shall indeed turn your mourning into dancing!!
    I couldn't help but notice the "blueware" you have displayed on your hutch and wall. My Mom loved and collected it. I have a piece that was her very favorite, handed down, from her grandmother;a very large mixing bowl with scalloped edges. When I walked into my brother-in-laws' parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner, I was absolutely stunned to see his Moms' incredibly huge collection of "blueware" and immediately started to cry. I got a tad irritated with my hubby for not giving me a warning since he had been there before. After choking back the tears, and the warm welcome we received, God gave me peace, and the "blueware" actually gave me the sense of her presence there and was a real blessing. Sometimes we even mourn and dance at the same time.
    Standing with you, Becky

    P.S. Your holiday blog dress-up is lovely, and so is the table you set!!

  6. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!