well, here we are! it's november what, the 24th? and now thanksgiving, oh sweet thankgiving, the starting point of the holiday season, is only a day away! at rachel's home all is being decked out for Christmas...how magical it all looks! the tree has yet to be put up, but once it is, she shall share photos! Christmas music has been playing all the time! it's lovely. Christmastime gives us the best feeling in the world! it's such a wonderful time of year--truly the most wonderful time of year like the song says.
the photos marked with "~" below them are from halloween weekend--which was so much fun! neither of us have ever really done much for it, but this year we did. we carved pumpkins, dressed up as ghosts for trick-or-treating, went trick-or-treating with erika's little brothers and sisters (my cousins!) who were all dressed up in the cutest costumes. oh, and on the eve of halloween we had a bon-fire with other cousins, took a spooky walk about the woods, and all came in and watched "it's the great pumpkin charlie brown!" and my sister made cocoa for us all as we watched. :)
we're in such a Christmas spirit and cannot wait for it to come. december is one of the best months because the whole month long you're preparing, quite cosily if i might add, for the wonderful blessed Christmas! we will have loads of little posts coming your way once that month comes round.
now i'll close this post with well wishes for your thanksgiving! we're both so excited for it. it's always so much fun and a blessing of an opportunity to relax and enjoy good conversation and laughter with dear ones.
feasting the whole day long on homemade food prepared exquisitely by loved ones, up late playing games, talking, and just enjoying one another's company. then rise and shine in the morning at 6 AM for black friday shopping! we love black friday shopping--the hustle and bustle of it is so fun and everything is so christmasy, all the shops playing christmas music and decorated for christmas, we just love it! we'll be back after thanksgiving with loads of pictures to share with you!
happy thanksgiving, my loves! have a wonderful time with family and friends. :) let us know what was special about your thanksgiving!
"Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love,
and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things."
"Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders."