Twas the day before Thanksgiving when all through the house, all the creatures were stirring, even the spider in the laundry room that Grace and I noticed on the wall.

Right away this morning, while I had energy, I mixed up Grandma’s dough recipe for rolls and while it was rising Grace and I went back to bed with tea and did some reading. She got inspired by Carl Larsson artwork and I read a book written by a photographer that I forget the name of right now.

We also did laundry together.

I formed the dinner rolls with Ethan by my side, and he played us music on his phone and used some of the dough to make a big pan of cinnamon rolls.

Rich was home by 2 and we drove Caleb to school for a football game.

Now he is with Ethan, Jacob, and Seth out running. After they are done they will come home and get cleaned up and go out to eat because mama isn’t making dinner today, it’s all coming out tomorrow instead……the feast!

House is clean…..enough. My parents, my brother Nathan with his family, my brother Dave and his girlfriend Ann, Brittnee, and Michael will be here. It will be lovely and warm and family.

Sherlock the cat is curled up in the chair next to me, Grace is reading across from me and Brittnee is typing a mile a minute next to me. It’s cozy.

I’m currently reading The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel

I’m wearing overalls, with a red flower tshirt and a cardigan.

I have more laundry to do.

I’m going to have someone else chop onion and celery for the stuffing.

Maybe get the butternut squash done.

Feast your eyes on this bunch! I am so proud of these children o’ mine!

Happy thanksgiving my dear friends! You are loved!

Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart….Acts 2:46

7 thoughts on “feasting

  1. hi shanda…….LOVE seeing the whole family back together! thanks soooo much for the surprise postcard!💛 have the happiest thanksgiving ever 🦃

  2. Shanda, May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. I am blessed every time I read your blog. Thank you for sharing your life and family with me.
    Much Love,

  3. It’s like a cup of coffee to my soul anytime I can jump on here and catch up on your posts. I enjoyed the description of what is going on in your home right now. I hope you have a blessed day surrounded by those you love and I hope you know that you have touched the lives of so many with your openness. You, Shanda, are loved. -Chris

  4. You have such glorious sunrises and sunsets. 🙂

    I can tell your heart is bursting. ❤ Mine is bursting for you. It's so good to see your beautiful family all together again.

    Hoping this is your best Thanksgiving ever!

  5. So lovely! I always think that the holiday of thanks giving is more special celebrated a little closer to Christmas. Here in Canada it’s a stand alone holiday and isn’t a big deal around here overall which is kind of sad

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