Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

A few weeks late, here's my Thanksgiving wrap-up:

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. I posted several things the week of Thanksgiving about the state of my heart, and was so thankful for a tender heart that was especially thankful as we approached the holiday. Our celebration with other Americans was a fun, active, yummy party with everyone chipping in to make the meal really special. My girls were thrilled to wear their new dresses from Grandma and Grandpa, and we really enjoyed a special worship time with our friends as well where everyone shared a testimony of the Lord's faithfulness in the past year. It was a busy day but a really special one! Just for fun, here's our menu (you may be surprised that we were able to "swing" this being where we are...everybody dug deep to find the imported ingredients necessary!):

Appetizers: apples with caramel dip, a veggie tray with ranch dip, a cheeseball with crackers, and chips.

Meal: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, roasted sweet potatoes with carrots and apples, three kinds of dinner rolls, and cranberry apple sauce.

Dessert: Apple pie, pecan pie (the best I've ever tasted, made by my friend Rachel!), pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse pie, chocolate mint brownies, apple crisp, pilgrim hats (also made by the talented Rachel!), and ice cream and whipped cream for topping! Wowza!

What a feast! There were plenty of leftovers so we all got to take lots home and enjoy it for the next few days. We are so thankful that we could enjoy that all together. (Though we agreed that next year: NO appetizers! They were all so yummy most people only had one helping of the main meal!) Our feast reminded me in a small way of the Feast to come. . . the marriage supper of the Lamb will be a feast like we've never even imagined. Amen, come Lord Jesus!


sandra said...

What a sweet, sweet family photo. Your girls dresses are just beautiful. I know they felt like princesses. Rachel you look so pretty in your classic sweater set with pearls. What a wonderful, memorable Thanksgiving.

Groovers said...

such a beautiful family picture!!! love it! we'll have to put that one on our bulletin board at church (I love seeing your picture there, it makes me feel like "home") :)