Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thankful

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving we wanted so share a few of the things we're thankful for this year...


We're thankful for YOU and hope that y'all have a wonderful day tomorrow!


PS - if you're looking for a cute and easy place card activity you can check it out  HERE, if you want to make the easiest and most delicious corn EVER click HERE and if you're in charge of dessert and want to bring an amazing apple crisp, apple pie or even an awesome Texas sheet cake be sure to click on the recipe tab at the top of my page to see the recipes we love.

PPS - I've posted this quote a few times in the past and love it so much I wanted to share it again this year.  I know it applied completely differently to me this year than last year and might be just what someone needs to read this year.  

A quick word to everyone for whom this Thanksgiving is a sad first. First Thanksgiving after you lost someone precious this year, after a divorce, after a hard move, after a job loss, after something broke apart.
Thanksgiving (and the Christmas season) are wrapped up in traditions, but when an important person or place is missing, everything can feel disoriented and broken.
I love you. God loves you and sees you. Praying this morning for new joy, fresh enthusiasm, the creation of new memories. Asking that grief does not rule your heart and mind this year.
You are strong and capable and still able to fill your days with laughter and joy. Jesus is the best. People love you. You matter. There is still so much ahead.

God gave us an amazing tool to mitigate sorrow and seize joy by the collar: gratitude. It is a crazy effective trick.
Maybe we can bear witness for each other here today. For those of us who suffered a loss this year and those of us who just love you. Let's list it, name it all, as a sheer act of courage and trust in the face of struggle:
What are you thankful for, in spite of everything, dear ones?

40 comments :

  1. Your kids are just so sweet! Tears came when Luke said he was thankful for believing in Jesus. Amazing! Thanks for being real! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  2. Loved the video! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your family and being a breath of fresh air.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  3. What a beautiful quote- Happy Thanksgiving Andrea- thank you for making your blog such a fun and inspiring place to visit every day! (Holly @ Pink Lady)

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  4. I love this so much! We have so much to be thankful for! Even the little things like carbs and pizza! I agree most importantly though Jesus Christ!

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  5. Oh my word, this was like an episode of This Is Us or Parenthood. I awwed, cried, or laughed the whole way through. Loved it! I'm especially thankful for the reminder that we can never mess up enough for Jesus to stop loving us.

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  6. I love this so much. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. This is so sweet. Thank you for being authentic and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family.

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  8. And we are thankful that you share your beautiful family and friends with us, and use this as an avenue to witness His amazing love and grace. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  9. I love this! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Omg that's so adorable! What a great thing to have and look back on. Love your little family! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. I really needed this. I lost my sister three weeks ago in a tragic car accident. I am absolutely heartbroken.

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    1. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    2. Oh goodness. May Jesus be near to you and you feel His presence and peace in the days to come. Prayers for your family.

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    3. I'm so sorry about your sister - I can't even imagine how that must feel. Praying for you and your family.

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  12. Well this was incredibly sweet. So many things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, friend!!! xoxo

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  13. Loved the video! Love your blog! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving! I have tears...that was the sweetest video! You have the sweetest family.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving! That was a beautiful and adorable video! Such sweet memories you will have for your littles! And Mason......loved his singing and his little "peace out" LOL

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  16. The sweetest! I am thankful for Mason's enthusiasm towards foods. And that quote is really timely for my family! Where is it from?

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  17. This was the sweetest video! Brought a smile to my face!! Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

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  18. What an awesome video! I'm thankful that not everything you find on the internet is bad - some things, like your blog, are both uplifting and encouraging! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving!! Mason killed meceith his singing and the bomb dotcom comment.

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  20. Cue the tears .... and the smiles:). I am thankful that you share your sweet family with us through your blog. Happy Thanksgiving, Andrea!

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  21. This made my entire day! You are such a great mom!

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  22. Loved your video! so sweet.
    Happy Thanksgiving from Sask, Canada!!
    Love your adorable family, your blog, your style, your advice, your photos, such a great way to start my day with reading your blog daily!
    Much love,
    your fan
    Renee

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  23. We are celebrating the holidays for the first time without my dear momma. Thank you for that beautiful poem. I shared it on my Facebook page. I hope that's ok. God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. Most precious video ever!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Thankful for y’all!!♥️

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  25. This was so sweet and an amazing reminder of what is so very important in life...faith and family. I absolutely love reading your blog every day. You truly are an inspiration!

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  26. Tears...what a lovely idea. Blessings to you all this Thanksgiving.

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  27. You all are just the cutest family. Thank you for sharing your sweet selves with us! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  28. I’m do thankful for healthy parents and in laws, my wonderful husband, a beautiful toddler and a baby on the way. Things that i take for granted every day but these people are such a huge part of my life and one of God’s greatest gifts.

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  29. I love this video so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!

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