Stay tuned, because tomorrow I plan to add to this post a Thanksgiving song that we are recording today and pictures of the time we had with our friends in honor of this great holiday!! I just wanted this post to be posted on the actual Thanksgiving Day rather than the day after...
UPDATE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Hmm... well, this isn't exactly the day after like I had hoped, but here is the update with the promised pictures and the link to the song! But first a favorite passage of scripture!
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we
ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with THANKSGIVING, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
Emily and I started early making pies and desserts. Emily like her Grandma B. is amazing at making pies. I figure that with such amazing pie makers in the family, I can stand back and just applaud the efforts! Emily made a double crust apple pie and an apple crumble pie that were both super yummy.
|Peeling lots of Granny Smiths|
|Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars anyone?|
|Bonle, is the cream cheese product and Tosh, the graham cracker!|
Jake and Jennifer were the first guests to arrive. We took a picture of their expanded family from last years Thanksgiving photo. Three more boys and a new one on the way! Busy folks!
|The Beaty Family 2014|
And then it was time for FOOD. Everyone brought a dish to share and there was plenty to go around!
Jake and Jennifer brought the turkey this year and it was fabulous. Maybe it has been too long since I have had turkey, but I think it was the yummiest ever!
|Jake doing the honors of carving the turkey!|
|Myself, carving the chicken...and scoping out the desserts!|
|Emily enjoying her turkey leg!|
|Danyelle, Sarah, and Hannah holding C.|
|Vico, Elena, Jennifer, and Sophia|
|The whole group...feasting!|
|S. chowing his T-giving dinner!|
After dinner we sang some songs and shared what we were thankful for. We are thankful that we have friends to celebrate this great American holiday with!
|A. did too!|