Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

This year we had a very relaxing, quiet Thanksgiving. We had Thanksgiving lunch with just the 5 of us at home. As we were preparing the Thanksgiving turkey I couldn't help but reflect on the fact that just a year ago we sat around the table at my parents and shared with our extended family that we were just starting the adoption process to bring a little boy home from China. A year later we are so close to bringing our little boy home. We have seen his face, we have fallen in love, we know his name ... now we just need to know what it feels like to hold him in our arms.

The kids love Thanksgiving food so were very excited to be part of the preparation. We had fun deciding how we were going to decorate the table. The girls first picked out fall flowers at the grocery store but as we were walking through the produce section all the pumpkins and squash grabbed their attention. They really wanted to do both but when I told them to pick the settled on the squash.

Alexa of course went into craft mode when we got home and she came up with some very cute turkeys as place settings. We brought out the good dishes and even had Sparkling Apple Juice. The kids were excited for a fancy lunch that they played a big part preparing for.


As we went around the table and each of us prayed about the things we were thankful for our new son and brother was on the top of every ones list. Shane was so cute he thanked God for his baby brother and made sure to ask God to make sure Max has a good day with his friends and that they take good care of him at his home.

As I looked around the table and saw the spot on the end that Max with soon fill it was so surreal to think this is the last Thanksgiving meal as a family of 5. We are so thankful for God's plan in bringing Max into our life. Soon our little man will be home to fill the 6th spot at our table and fill an even bigger spot in our hearts.

We headed to my parents in the evening for soup, sandwiches and dessert. The kids always look forward to going to papa and grammy's house and spending time with their cousins. I got a cute idea for turkey cupcakes from a friend.

Daddy helping Shane get his turkey put together.

All the kids were busy making their turkeys.

Alexa with her finishing touches ....

and the finished product.

What do you think? Do you think Bailey is enjoying hers?

Alexa and Darby enjoying theirs too!

The two blonde's snacking on their Candy Corn.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Psalm 100:4


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