"Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;make music to our God upon the harp." -- Psalm 147:7
I wish you all a wonderful day of Thanksgiving with your families. May God's love abundantly bless you this day as we thank Him for His bountiful graciousness, everlasting mercy, and, most of all, for His gift of eternal life through His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We will be spending the day in Ramona where Keith's brother, sister-in-law, and their five children live next door to Keith's dad. Keith's older sister, Karen, will be joining us, but none of her grown kids will be this year as Connie is in India on a photography trip with Brook's Institute where she is a student. Scott, Beth, and their kids just moved to Georgia where Scott is becoming active duty in the military again, and we just received the wonderful news that they're expecting child #4! And Steven is in the military, currently stationed in Hawaii after a recent deployment in Baghdad. And Keith's younger sister, Karla, her husband, and their three girls who all live in Arizona may come out in a couple of weeks for a visit, halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So it will be a rather small gathering compared to other years. My parents are in Montana, spending Thanksgiving with my sister Tracey's family, and my brother Tom spent time with his kids today as it's little Tommy's birthday today. So with Keith's family today there will be only fifteen of us, most of them (like nine!) kids. We're taking along our favorite game, Apples to Apples and Keith made two gorgeous pumpkin pies as well as an apple and an apple-blueberry. He's definitely the Pastry King of both sides of the family. He'll be making another apple pie this weekend for his dad's 77th birthday on Sunday.
So, Happy Thanksgiving! God's blessings to you, dear friends and family!