Sunday, November 22, 2009

Giving Thanks all month long in November


This month of November has just flown by.  We are just days from Thanksgiving and inching closer and closer to Christmas.

The month of November I have been setting my Facebook status to things I am thankful for.  I have chosen a different topic each day.  So far I have given all thanks to God for my husband James, my 3 kids- Griffin, Gretchen and Gillian; extended family cousin Tim and wife LeAnn and cousin Mark and wife Jessica, having a roof over my head, our church home- DeWitt Lutheran Fellowship and the pastors there, Christian celebrities who give praise and honor to God and are advocates of causes such as the homeless in America, adoption and protecting our children from predators.  And the list goes on....

There are so many things that I am thankful for and the month of November doesn't have enough days to list them all.  Of course most of all I am thankful for God who gave his only son Jesus to us.

November has also been a busy craft month for me.  I have been making gifts and starting my Christmas cards, (I have a long way to go for that!).  I also purchased a few new cricut cartridges too!

This year we have opted to stay home for Thanksgiving.  We had planned to go to Ohio to be with my Stauffer family but it just isn't in the cards- too much $$ for hotels.  So we will have a meal here for the first time in 9 years and then visit the Lenths over the weekend.

I might go shopping with friend Katie on black friday.  We don't know what we are shopping for but we might just do it anyway.  (there are always scrapbook items on sale!)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and drive safely wherever you may go.  Remember to give thanks for all your blessings, both large and small.  God is so good to us all!