This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving 2008 at Bruce and Connie's house!
Here's one turkey that didn't get away!

Connie always puts out a beautiful
spread.  These are the "signature" tablecloths.
Since Haley arrived in 2004, we've been
signing the cloth at each Thanksgiving.  After
Lexi joined us in 2006, another cloth was added.
Both girls will get their tablecloths when they
grow up.  Cool, huh?

Here's Haley's and Lexi's table.  Grandma Connie
made them their own pilgrim hats.
 (On the backs of their chairs.)
This just in:  Haley made her own at pre-school class!
She and Grandma Connie made Lexi's.

The newest little pilgrim.  Emily is exploring
Connie's book collection.  B & C gave Emily a
great little activity book for her birthday present.

Haley and Lexi conspiring with Grandma Connie
about something.  Great Auntie Sherry looks on.

Lex and Hazel playing with Emily's Elmo!

Mama Pilgrim with the pilgrimettes.  Haley's
pouring herself some Martinelli's.

Granddad Bruce carving his FIRST turkey!
He did well!  And the turkey was delish!

One hungry little pilgrim.  Pitiful, isn't it?

Haley and Auntie Jen working on the dishes.
(And no, Aunt Sherry's not imbibing!  Only
iced tea--from Chik-Fil-A!)

"You mean I gotta wash ALL those dishes?!  Hey!  
I'm just a kid!"

Before everyone leaves, we sign the tablecloths.
What a fun day together!!


Sarah B. said...

I just read about somebody else that has everyone sign the table clothes...that is such a great idea. I am going to have to make that a tradition for a holiday. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Connie said...

Great pictures Don... you'll have to send me some! It was a great day! I have to let everyone know that Haley made her pilgrim hat and collar as a project at school and then we tried to copy it and make one for Lexi.... I also realized that we need another tablecloth so that Emily will have her own! ...Now that I've cleaned up after Thanksgiving - we'll get ready ready for Curtis' birthday and then gear up for Christmas! Thanks to all you guys for pitching in and filling the table with all "our favorites"!

Kristi said...

I love the hungry pilgrim pic of Haley....

Heidi said...

Looks like a really fun day - Haley looks SO grown up. When did that happen? Honestly, you look away for 5 minutes and the next thing you know she looks like a totally different person. Wow!

johnsonandjohnson said...

Emily has such a grown up face in the picture where she is holding the precious girl!