November 24, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go

We're heading to Colorado to spend Thanksgiving with our family. We'll have a big, lively, opinionated bunch gathered for the holiday - just the right formula for a memorable day! We feel so blessed to have so many people in our lives who love us and we're grateful that God has granted us the wonderful gift of time with one another this year.

We've begun gathering the "pile" that will go with us. The snack bag, coffee thermos, emergency supplies, the roaster for my sister-in-law to borrow for the big day, and the bag of Christmas presents to leave there. Too bad the U.S. postal system has managed to take away the fun tradition of sending packages to family at Christmas. The cost of mailing is easily more than the simple, homemade gifts that we like to send. At least we can deliver them this year!

Oh yes, and happy Thanksgiving from my Christmas Cactus - it's a little confused this year! I moved it from the middle of our dining room table where it got N, S, and E light, to the corner of our hearth which has dim light, and it really kick started this plant. I had always heard that you have to put them in a dark closet in order to encourage them to bloom at the right time but maybe it doesn't have to be quite that drastic a change after all!


From an Iowa acreage to you, where our hearts overflow with gratitude every day, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and pray God's blessings on you and yours!

4 comments :

  1. Enjoy your time with your family! Have a Happy Thanskgiving!

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  2. have a safe trip and happy thanksgiving.

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  3. We'll miss you! Have a safe drive!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. We'll miss you! Have a safe drive!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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