Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Sorry for the long delays between posts.  There are various reasons for the sparse posting (not the least of which is the busy nature of life in this house with four little ones.)  For now, there are more pictures posted in the Picasa album, if you care to see what we've been up to this month.

http://picasaweb.google.com/abigailpod/December2010

Lately I've been posting more on Facebook than I have here, so if you are family, friend, know me in real life, you can find me there.  (And really, is there even anyone reading this blog that doesn't know me in real life? Probably not.)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our best attempt at a group photo of the girls


Christmas tree, creative styling by Abigail, Eliana, and Joelle

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at our house this year didn't include the traditional trappings of the holiday. We had no turkey. No stuffing. No large gathering of extended family or friends. Most of us were unable to eat much at all due to a stomach bug tearing through the household.


But Thanksgiving isn't really just about food, is it? It's about giving thanks - remembering the One from whom all blessings flow, and giving voice to gratitude.


So this year, as we listed blessings and thanked God for all He's given, my heart was so full! We hung up our garland of gratitude, each leaf one thing we're thankful for, as a visual reminder of the goodness and faithfulness of God.


Thank you God for...


 Jesus
Aaron
Sarah
Lucia
Joelle
Eliana
Abigail
Family
Steak
Babies
Eggs
Herbs
clothes
Moms group friends
our house 
Uncle David 
Doctors 
diapers 
potatoes & cheese 
different cultures 
our bodies 
stars 
hair bands 
pants 
footsie jammies 
apple trees 
paper 
leaves 
crayons 
cuties 
cups 
books 
scarves 
coats 
jeans 
playdough 
love 
joyfulness 
hearts 
salvation 
eyes 
light 
socks
Jesus 
Holy Spirit 
healing 
songs 
the Bible 
lids 
staples 
bulls 
hair 
horses 
octopuses 
thankfulness 
school 
friends 
people 
prayer 
heads 
ears 
eyebrows 
trucks that work 
conditioner 
homonyms 
learning 
wipes 
lotion 
smiles 
tears 
growing 
sunshine 
Fruits of the Spirit 
sisters 
baskets 
brooms 
pans 
vacuums 
computers 
moms & dads 
Grandparents 
plates 
balloons 
consequences 
rest