Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve

Since all holidays around here seem to get so rushed and crazy and on the actual day we might forget to be thankful as we are rushing everyone out the door from one place to another, we decided to make a new tradition. Tonight we had dinner in the dining room by candlelight. We made REAL mashed potatoes, which is rare around here if I am being honest. We put the food in serving dishes (also rare). Ate on the China, which is rare to use, all had matching glasses, and had sparkling grape juice. Maybe for some of you this is normal. For us it is typically plastic dishes, plastic cups, I serve up the plates from the kitchen, you get the picture. The kids all loved it and begged to do it again very soon! (note to self, buy LOTS of sparkling grape juice next time, 1 bottle, 7 people, not enough!) We spent time praying and being thankful. Sage started us off and her little prayers are to sweet! She sounds so big as she talks to Jesus and it really comes deep from her heart. We had all gone around tonight and we got to Mavery, who is still trying to figure out this whole prayer thing and she yells out THANK YOU! Then Mark led her through a prayer and oh what a sweet sound! Watching a father lead his daughter to the Father... Anytime my children pray it does my heart good. I love seeing them go before the Father with such open spirits. It was a good night. We put aside everything else and were just together. So the laundry is piled around us, the Christmas decoration boxes are everywhere you look, but we did not care. We sat, we listened, we were thankful.


Mom 2 six said...

Happy Thanksgiving what a great tradition !

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Shannon. I'm sure God was very pleased that you set this time aside to Thank and honor him for all the blessings in your life. I'm really proud you could do this admist all the Christmas boxes and laundry.-That's something I really need to focus on, the finer more important things in life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture this is - this is one you will certainly want to keep for the memory books. I love this tradition and I am so proud of all of you! God has truely blessed our family and it is great that you guys took the time to thank Him!

Love ya