Today was a first in our family. Believe it or not, this was the very first time we've EVER had Thanksgiving at home! We usually spend in with my dad's side of the family, and have on occasion spent it with my mom's side.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family (Josh, my Grandma and her husband, Don) & friends (Majors)! I ate entirely too much food today, but it sure was delicious! We spent the rest of the evening enjoying each other's company and playing games, whether it was the Wii or a game of 10,000.
I sure am a blessed girl. There are so many things I am thankful for - my salvation, my family, my friends, my church, etc etc etc. I could go on and on, but I won't. But, before the night is over I do want to wish each and every person reading this a very Happy Thanksgiving! May we be thankful for the Lord's many blessings EVERY DAY!!!
1Chronicles 16:8 ~ Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
The 'Kids Table' =)
<3 Family <3
I just read this in an e-mail and had to add it!
May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!!
This past weekend was the annual Leadership Retreat for our home church in Oak Harbor. My parents and the Majors went over and so naturally Maggie & I watched the girls plus 3 dogs! Adding the dogs to the picture sure made it a challenge!
Maggie had to work on Friday, so I spent the day with the girls. We had fun making Oatmeal Reeses Pieces cookies together....yum! Around 12:30 we headed out to pick up Dennis and Lindsey. Selena left her minivan for us to drive around and it was so cute when I got the girls all buckled in and ready to go because Lilly piped up and said, "It's kinda like you're the mama! If I say mama it's because that's what I think you are." Haha...anyways...we took Dennis to a class and drove Lindsey around to different places to pick up applications for a job. The girls did SO good! I came all prepared with books and coloring books but we didn't even need to use them. The snacks I brought came in handy though! We picked up Maggie so she could spend her lunch break with us, and after taking her back to work we headed over to Starbucks! I told the girls I would buy them either chocolate milk or hot chocolate since they were so good...of course they loved the idea of having hot chocolate and wanted to make sure they got a straw too, because according to Olivia a straw makes it taste like coffee! I tell you, that girl had chocolate all over her mouth and clothes! Eventually we made it back home and started to settle down for the night. As I was outside with one of the dogs, I noticed it was starting to snow! We were all excited about that! When we put the girls to bed we told them we would play in the snow the next day and even have hot chocolate afterwards...they liked that! Later when I went to bed, Olivia woke up and as were laying there I told her that we should close our eyes and go to sleep so we can get up and play in the snow. It was so cute...she said, "Ok, but I don't want a straw in my hot chocolate." Haha...when we finally got out to play in the snow we couldn't have been out there 2 minutes before Olivia started talking about wanting hot chocolate. We had alot of fun spending time with the girls, and we even made two cakes on Saturday amidst the chaos! We made a princess cake for Lilly's birthday and a football cake for Dennis' birthday. They turned out really well!
We let the girls play in the snow out on the deck in their pjs. That way we could watch them, but didn't have to be out there. :)
Poor little Chip was cold! He was running through the snow wimpering.
That's what you get during the process of looking for a job...letters. The following are excerpts from the letters I've received over the past few months.
"While your skills are certainly impressive, we have selected other candidates..."
"Thank you for your interest...This position has now been filled..."
"Unfortunately you were not selected to move forward in the hiring process."
"Unfortunately we have had to recently make some budgetary changes that necessitate that we put hiring for this position on hold."
"We regret to inform you that you were not selected for an interview."
Friday I received a letter that was a little different...
"Although we do not have any positions open at this time, we would like the opportunity to contact you in the future to check your availability for needed dates..."
This last one was from an attorney's office that I visited a few weeks ago. I was going around to different offices leaving my resume and seemed to have peaked the interest of this office. I called them this afternoon and spoke with them briefly about it. Basically, they really liked my resume and want to have me 'on call' in case they ever need someone to fill in for a secretary on vacation, etc. So, while I haven't been hired or anything it's definitely a start in the right direction. Maybe I'll be able to do some work for them and they'll find that they want to bring on a third secretary. Or, they may hear about another law office that needs a secretary and be able to refer me to them. It's all about who you know in this little town!