Wednesday, November 23, 2011

so much thanks

Moving to New York City has definitely turned our world upside down and pretty much nothing is the same about our life. But in so many ways it has been the best thing for us. We are closer as our little family of four. We've had to lean on God in a major way like we have never had to before. We are learning so much about ourselves and about living a life outside our comfort zone. And when we hit a rough patch that seems unbearable, we pick up the phone and we call those people who are back home rooting for us and loving us. We are constantly reminded of how MUCH we have to be thankful for.

But we ARE going to miss our families tomorrow on Thanksgiving. My mom was up two weeks ago and Jamie's mom was here last week (and actually my brother, Caleb, arrived yesterday) so we have had some quality time with family that has been wonderful for us (and the girls)!

Although according to Audrie- all she is thankful for is... 
When she brought this home from school yesterday, Jamie and I looked at each other and asked "should we make some spaghetti for Audrie to eat on Thanksgiving??".

Heck no. We are not eating spaghetti on Thanksgiving.

We are actually all getting together with our friends, Jason and Sam, for an entire day of feasting. I think the basic plan is: breakfast while watching the Macy's parade on TV (we took the girls downtown tonight to see the giant balloons getting aired up- so awesome!), then lunch and naps, then the official Thanksgiving Feast begins in the evening. I'm so excited! I may break out an old pair of maternity pants for the all day eating.

I hope each of you have an amazing Thanksgiving Day!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever."Psalm 107:1