Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanks for giving

Thanksgiving this year was wonderful.

The down side was that we were without family. That has only been the case once before when we lived in Hawaii. But both times we have been overwhelmed by the love of family we still felt through our friends.

Here are a few memories from Thanksgiving 2005. We had only been married three months, and this was our Hawaii family...
Becky and Jason

Andrew, aka "Captain Dessert"
With Becky and Shannon
Shannon (below in the pink) gave birth to Deveraux the next day...
and look at this beautiful Thanksgiving card we received from gorgeous little Deveraux this year.

We love and miss our Hawaii family so much.

Now, 3 years later, we feel equally as blessed to have wonderful friends who invite us into their home and treat us like family.

We were able to enjoy the parade from Kristian's office again this year, and it was extra special enjoying it with kids. Half the Vassar crew joined in on the fun.

We spent the rest of the day at our great friends, the Gullettes, with about 20 good friends and talked and laughed and ate for hours. Bryant carving the bird and Brookie stealing a bite

Words can't really express the thankfulness we feel for our friends who give so much of themselves.
They have all been and continue to be God's provision for us.