Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What I learned at Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our dear friends, the Martins, came to visit us over the Thanksgiving weekend.  I learned a lot from their stay.

1.  I think I take more pictures than I actually take.  These were the only ones I took from the whole weekend.

The spread included {from the top} cranberry salad and ceasar salad {not shown}, casserole bread, cheese grits casserole {family favorite}, green beans, sweet potatoes, gravy, turkey, mashed potatoes {talk about gilding the lily - two kinds of potatoes!}, and blue fluffy stuff.

 The Martins and the Lewis's

2.  Having a dog is in our future {albeit, far future}.  After playing with the Martin's dogs for several days, Ella tries to take Jack on walks.  Why can't I put a leash on him, Mama?  She now uses one of her purses to pick up pretend doggy poo.  Seriously, where does she come from?

3.  I miss the loving wisdom that comes from living near those with a heart to disciple.  I crave that guidance.

4.  Just because something is wheat-free doesn't mean it's gluten-free.

5.  I want my kids to have the same kind of relationship with us that those girls have with their parents.

6.  I have now heard Justin Beiber's Christmas album.  I won't be buying it.  If that was ever in question.  Sorry, Caroline.

7.  If it has cool whip in it, my son loves it.  Case in point, blue fluffy stuff above.

8.  I want my kids to grow up with the same servant-heart that these girls have.  I didn't do any dishes all weekend.  I didn't clean.  I hardly parented.  It was lovely.

9.  I love Christmas shopping for the kids with Handsome Hero.  We went out BY OURSELVES on black Friday {we weren't hardcore; we didn't leave the house until after 8} and shopped for the kids.  It was a real treat.

10.  Great friends who can pick up where they left off are invaluable and should not be taken lightly.  We thank our God for these friends and look forward eagerly to the next time we can see them.


  1. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend :)

    #7 is very funny!

  2. It all looks lovely! Glad you had sucha great time with your the Martins!

  3. seeing the relationship between the girls and their parents at church last Easter cemented in my head that homeschooling is so much more important than i thought. i really think homeschooling has a lot to do with the relationships i have with my kiddos. while it's not perfect...i'd rather be with them then send them off for 8 hours a day. ((and then i hear stories from parents in our district, and i know even more...anyways))
    i hope our kids can also grow up with a servants heart. it was fun seeing you at kohl's. after i took my eyes off the cheap blankets. lol.
    there was something else i wanted to say...but have no idea what it i guess this is it. ;)