Michelle and Cam worked diligently on two projects for the holiday. They created these homemade turkeys with a pine cone for the base, Cam's traced hand for the feathers and the phrase "I am thankful for..." written as a reminder. The duo also created a Happy Thanksgiving poster for all to see. Cam helped Jane set the table and place the handmade turkey at each plate.
Oma and Opa arrived in the morning ready to prep the delicious turkey. Cam was very impressed with how quickly Opa maneuvered the turkey. filling it with stuffing, binding it together and adding the piece of bread to keep the stuffing inside the bird and moist. After the turkey was in the oven, Cam assisted Oma with mini apple pies, getting them ready for cooking after dinner. Auntie Jo and Will arrived early afternoon, ready to relax and enjoy family time.
Before eating our feast, each person had to say what they were thankful for and then we said a family prayer. Cam was thankful for "everyone and the delicious food." At the end of the day, we were all feeling rather stuffed and Chris and his son had to relax their tummies by laying on their backs.
Over the weekend, we enjoyed quality football time with our buddies and were so happy to see our favorite Anna home from college. In all of the silliness that ensued with this group, it is a gift to see the smiles and hear the laughter.
As a family, we have much to be thankful for. In addition to our awesome family, so many friends are family to us and whether they are in the vicinity or close to our hearts, they're always there.
Each of you reading this blog has in some way impacted our lives. Never underestimate your impact on others.
On any given day, try filling in this phrase "I am Thankful For..." and you may be surprised at just how many people, places and things you can fill in that space.
Dad cutting up cheese and summer sausage for his own lunch after Cam had eaten
"You know, Dad, it is polite to share..."
On Saturday: "I will remind you and Dad to take your medicine, Mom. I'm here all day."