Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A wonderfully busy time

I hope that each of you had a blessed thanksgiving filled with family and love.
All that's left of our thanksgiving is one baby boo pumpkin and an extremely large wishbone from a 24 pound turkey.

We had a wonderful visit to my parents' home and spent time creating wonderful new memories with my sister, her husband, and my niece and nephew, too. I don't usually share pictures of my family, but I think this one captures our joy ;-)
(For some reason, this one came out tiny and I can't make it big again...)
I was so thrilled to receive a special gift from my sister - she knitted me a gorgeous pair of mittens! (And a pair for our Mom, too!) She's definitely surpassed me in knitting ability. I am just tickled - they are wonderful to look at and sooo warm, too! I can't take them off! (The green one is mine.)

As we were getting ready to leave, she gave me the brown pair too! (I was watching her work on these while we were at our parents' home.) They look perfect with my suede jacket!Aren't they just a work of art?!
Wow! They really make me smile :-) I think one pair will be for wearing and one pair will be for displaying...

We came back from our visit in time for our town's Holiday Open House. And then the next day was another special event - our oldest son's high school (my alma matter) competed in the state championship football game. And WON! Our son is in the marching band and enjoyed playing at the game and performing in the half time show at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium.
I seem to have overcommitted myself to work, home and three different volunteer positions. In addition to creating crafts, which I love doing. (TDIPT updated yesterday. Be sure to go take a peek.) I just need to take a deep breath and continue on...
I have so much to blog about. Hopefully, I'll be back again soon.
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!
We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
Blessings, Patti


La Donna Welter said...

A 24 pound turkey!?! : )
Sounds like you had a very blessed Thanksgiving with those you love!
La Donna

Suzanne said...

So glad you had a wonderful time with your family and made lots of new memories. And your SIL needs to open an Etsy shop...those are adorable! Take care of yourself, Patti, it sounds like a busy time for you!