Monday, November 19, 2007

Thaksgiving Tidings


We are so excited to be celebrating our first Thanksgiving AT HOME, this year. For over 16 years we have been at a family member's house. We love our family, it was just an idea that I had to share the holiday with our children. Our oldest will be going off to college in five years and I wanted him to think of home when he thought about the holidays.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? We have started at lapbook series on Thanksgiving. We will be diving into the scripture to see just what being thankful really means to God. We are also planning on reading from The Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. We borrowed that book from friends, but we plan on purchasing one for our home before next year. It really gives you an understanding of just what the pilgrims had to endure to gain freedom from England. For those of you who don't know, William Bradford was one of the pilgrims who traveled to the new world. Every home should have a copy of this book for their homes. Especially if they home school.

On another note, Maggie and I have been busy getting ready for the holiday. We planned the menu, (well, there is not a lot of planning that goes into it - except the boys wanted everything that they would get a grandma's house), then we went to the grocery store and bought the food. We have made the home made noodles already. We will make a pumpkin pie today. The turkey is in the fridge. (Thanks Rebecca for giving me a heads up... it would still be in the freezer). We have a huge spread planned. Wednesday we will be cooking up a storm. After dinner on Thursday, we plan on visiting some friends in Liberal. I am going to bake a HUGE apple pie in a skillet. That will be for the evening meal.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Please tell us what your family is doing... what are your traditions?

From the Millers to you, we wish you the very best Thanksgiving holiday. Please be careful if you are traveling.

Gayla

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a yummy, and peaceful holiday that you have planned. I think it is a great idea that you have chosen to stay home and focus on your kids and being together this Thanksgiving. Of course, you have a wonderful extended family and they are extremely important to you. But sometimes we get so stressed out about packing and traveling and hurrying here & there, that we lose sight of the meaning. You children will remember that you were content with just being with them. They will remember getting to plan and help prepare. They will remember that you taught them and read to them and prayed with them. AHHHHH!!! Sounds like heaven! (Kelly)