Friday, October 14, 2016

Giving Thanks

The beauty of autumn surrounds our home inside and outside.
The harvest is completed and it's always wonderful to gather as family.

You know how it is....trying to get everyone together to say grace?
So we just bowed our heads right there where the children were playing.

In everything give thanks; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
It's hard to set the table knowing one family is missing.
But texts and photos keep us smiling.
Cannon, we love you!

Following the meal, with full tummies, we made our annual walk to the pumpkin patch.
Some walked....

While Ivy found Opa's tractor and insisted on  a ride.

 The boys jumped on the loader and hollered.
"Higher Opa Higher"

Lots of laughter about the 'obnoxious pumpkin'!
Ivy was puzzled.
Who was the culprit?

The evening had us sitting around the fire pit eating our pie,
drinking coffee and sharing our thoughts on Thanksgiving.
The tradition of dropping a kernel of corn into the fire pit
continued as everyone shared a word of Thanks.
Ivy expressed herself saying, "I'm thankful for Cousins."

As the sun goes down below the horizon, I have much to be thankful for.
Happy hearts, children on your lap, full tummies. a day full of thanks.
We are a family....blended, balanced, growing, changing, never static,
moving with a breath of wind....
babies, children, mother's, father's, grandparents, aunts and uncles:
held together by loving memories and a framework of invisible threads.


  1. Lots of love and warmth in this post Marg! I love how little Joy is looking up at you as you take the picture. The pumpkin hummus looks so lovely. You are so blessed and are a blessing to so many!

  2. This is beautiful, Marg! I love the way you sum it all up!

  3. I've missed your posts. I love your fall touches- the flaming red tree and the comfort foods-and the cute grand kids are really growing up. Happy fall!

  4. Wonderful Pictures, Marg - they express so well your thankful attitude to life and the importance of faith and family. And your table decor is inspired!

  5. So much to be thankful for, Marg. Loved seeing all these family photos. You are truly blessed!


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