Saturday, November 29, 2014

Give Thanks {November Recap}

The month of November seemed to fly by. It has been busy month at work, so that may have something to do with it. However, I didn't want to let this season of thanksgiving pass by without reflecting on the things for which I'm thankful. I'm thankful for so many things, but mostly I'm thankful for all of the Lord's "ordinary" blessings in my life.

Here are a few of the "ordinary" blessings that I'm thankful for...

Chloe lost her first tooth! If you remember from my Easter post, I had already purchased a tooth fairy pillow in anticipation of the day that Chloe would lose her first tooth.

She wrote a letter to the Tooth Fairy.

And, she tucked it into the pillow with her tooth where the Tooth Fairy could find it.


She was very excited to find a dollar and fairy dust (glitter) waiting for her the following morning. Can you believe that she lost her second tooth within a week of losing her first?! I know that I'm always saying it, but where did my baby go?  

The Rainbows and Daisies had an awards night at church.

We had a quick family outing to Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Tree Lighting.

We stayed long enough to watch the tree lighting.... the carolers...


...stand in line for doughnuts and hot cocoa... 


...and take a look at the set for "A Christmas Carol".


I'm hoping that we'll be make it back to watch the show some time over the holidays.

On Thanksgiving, we drove to the country to spend the day with family at Nana and Granddaddy's. I spent most of the day chatting and catching up with the family, so I didn't get very many pictures.

Pawpaw took this picture when we first arrived.

 As usual, Chris and the littles rode the go-cart around the property.

Chris's grandfather, Pawpaw, was visiting from Oregon, so I made sure to snap a picture of the littles with him. (Granny Kay wasn't feeling well, so she was resting.)

My little turkeys!

I'm not going to lie. This past week was hard for me. We had planned a trip to visit with my Dad, brothers, and extended family in Texas over the Thanksgiving holidays. Unfortunately, we weren't able to make the trip this year and I've been in a sour mood all week, completely the opposite of thankful.

However, after spending the day with Chris's side of our family, I realized that although I was disappointed, I have so many reasons to be thankful. I have a very rich and fulfilling life. We have the love and support of many. The Lord has blessed me immensely, and for that, I am very thankful!

Janelle at Comfy in the Kitchen shared this video on her blog. Although there is no dialog in this video, it spoke volumes to me.

Thanksgiving Chair


  1. Awesome photos! That go cart looks fun! Lucky kids!

    1. Thanks. They love riding on the go cart!

  2. What a fun month! I want to ride that go kart! Congrats on Chloe losing her first tooth! I wonder when Autumn will lose her first tooth.

    1. I've only ridden go cart once...Chris scared me so much with his reckless driving that I vowed I would never ride with him driving again. Ha! The littles really seem to enjoy it though. I'm guessing that he drives safer with them in it.