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Monday, June 15, 2009

Thanksgiving in June

Gratituesday: Hosted by Heavenly Homemakers

Last Tuesday we had a free evening without any baseball games. Because of the free evening, and because we had a frozen turkey that needed to be cooked, we had "Thanksgiving in June". Lauren set the table and we ate on our "nice" dishes, instead of the plain white Corelle ones. Zachary made brownies and we had brownie sundaes for dessert. It was great to have "Thanksgiving" leftovers for a few days, too. It was a fun evening!

Tyler (a.k.a. "Biscuit") prayed for the meal, which included, "Thank you, God, for this big 'ole turkey!". Of course, a few giggles from the siblings we heard during the prayer. Then Tyler giggled a little. When the prayer ended, Tyler started crying because he had laughed during the prayer. He wasn't meaning to be funny when he said it. We assured him that God understood.

I asked each of the children what they were thankful for. Here are their responses:

Zachary, age 12: My parents
Tyler, age 6: Going to a Texas Rangers baseball game this summer. (I asked him again after the others had all answered, but it was still Texas Rangers! I suppose that's okay.)
Jacob, age 11: My whole family - parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Lauren, age 14: The same as Jacob said - our whole family.

I am grateful for "Thanksgiving in June", the big 'ole turkey God blessed us with, my family, our whole family, and yes, even for getting to go to Texas Ranger's games from time to time! What are you grateful for today?

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Snow White said...

what a fun and special memory with your family :) And, yay for Turkey leftovers!!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yum! Especially the dressing!

Jen said...

Our kids love it when we do things like this. Honestly so do we. It is what makes the memories. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

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