3 Thanksgivings!

We’re back from a week of Thanksgiving celebrations, totaling 3 official Thanksgiving meals. ‘Turns out that we’re more historically accurate than we mean to be: the pilgrims celebrated their first harvest festival for three days, too!  Of course, the meals were OUTSTANDING, but the best parts were the simple moments tucked in between…

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common, everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breathe it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Here are some memorable moments…


Our first celebration with Ryan’s side of the family…


A sour pickle! (Just like Laura Ingles Wilder in Party at Grandpa’s)


We captured a sweet moment in the toy room…


While celebrating with my side of the family, we spied V trying out her new binoculars while listening to “Three Little Kittens”and had to stap a photo.


These are three of Vivienne’s best friends: “the boys” and Grandpop.


Playing with Cousin A and Aunt Erin at our second celebration: my sister’s husband’s family’s…




My family’s traditional post-Thanksgiving tree-finding outing. Except this year, we toted our Douglas Fir home before our third Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday night. 😉

So, we’re back and unpacked and grateful for the time we could spend with all the people who we love so so so much.

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1Thessalonians 5:18

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