Thanksgiving was a smaller, quieter affair this year with just the 7 of us plus Daniel’s cousin. It fit our theme of “rest” we have experienced this school year, which has been so wonderful. (Thankfully, with 7 of us nothing is ever that quiet!) We kept with our “turkey and bacon pancakes,” for breakfast, and this year I added a special present to each of us; matching(ish) Christmas jammies.
Because it was so relaxed, I was able to sip an extra cup of coffee with my teenager while she sipped some apple cider. I love having big kids!!
A simple lunch, and then dinner prep… For the second year in a row, we made all the goodies! I even decided to make mini pies. They looked a little dark, but tasted wonderful. (phew!)
We ate. We played Tom Turkey and other games. We watched a movie in our Christmas pajamas. We went to sleep with renewed gratitude for the gift of family and a family who knows Jesus!