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Friday, November 28, 2008

The Night Before, The Day Of and the Morning After

I love Thanksgiving!! It is by far the best holiday in every way!

1. no costly presents
2. no stress due to the hectic schedule of shopping
3. the food :)
4. the company
5. the praise

I was very excited to hear about the return of "praise and pie night" this year! It has always been a tradition at our church to praise God for all the blessings of the past year...testimonies of God's grace and strength through financial, health and spiritual hard times. God always seems to be faithful and comes out the Hero every time. In the years of my childhood, we not only had praise but following the praise we had pie!! Due to the growth of our church we weren't able to accommodate the pie eating part, but thanks to our new activity center, we are back to the wonderful activity of hunting for the most delicious pie and then devouring it. I love pie.

Thanksgiving Day was splendid! My Mom never lets us down in the food department. The table is always decorated so nicely and the food satisfies every tasty also represents every color so even your plate isn't bland. Thanks, Mom!

Instead of falling asleep on the couch right after, we all worked off the calories with 6 vigorous hours of Rock Band...that's right, SIX HOURS!!

Now to the day after..."Black Friday"...

Black friday brings out the crazy in many people. First off, waking up at 3:30 in order to arrive at Kohl's for the opening sale at 4AM is...well...crazy! And yes, I was one of them...I was so disoriented I unfortunately was not able to concentrate enough on any deals or even my Christmas shopping mission was unsuccessful. Many woman were coming in with elbows flying...they might as well put bricks in their pocketbooks. We went to Walmart right after and there were some good deals, but I don't really think black friday is worth the loss of sleep unless you have children since that is where most of the deals are. We stood in line for two hours! I opened a pack of Dr. Scholl's and wore them while I was in the line. When I got to the cashier, she agreed that was smart thinking.

I would rather buy full price.

So, I'm thankful for my family...every single person in our family could be a character in our very own sitcom! Love them. I'm so thankful for my husband! Many couple don't make it through the emotional strain that we have gone through the last year and I feel incredibly blessed that he still stands beside me. I'm thankful that God gave me the most wonderful opportunity to be a mother to the most amazing miracle. I've learned more about God from Zachary than probably anyone else I've ever met. I'm thankful that God always provides...even when the economy is unstable, His promises are sure.

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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