I certainly have much for which to be thankful.
Four amazing children with tender hearts and energetic spirits.
A strong, growing marriage with a creative, passionate man that loves and follows God.
Most importantly, God who leads us into all sorts of unfamiliar territory and gives us the strength and courage to follow Him.
And so we celebrated Thanksgiving with gusto. With pumpkin cheese pie, savory turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet yams, cornbread stuffing, and mashed potatoes. With family game time and long conversations.
Thanksgiving activities haven't been the only things keeping us busy in my absence from this blog.
We have been homeschooling a lot and making great progress in the Beast's reading skills.
We have been planning up a storm for Christmas and getting all the gift shopping done.
We have officially left our church home of eight years and have been visiting other churches to see where God wants us to serve.
The Nerd has been fervently looking for a new job and has been up late every night, studying and practicing for long interviews and steeling himself against the disappointment of rejection.
And we have much to look forward to in the next month.
We get to spend the weekend with our close friends at the coast, children playing and adults enjoying meaningful conversations and time away from life's pressures.
Baby Girl is turning one year old; so of course we will be celebrating with much joy at a very pink party.
The kids and I will be making ornaments and focusing our attentions on the One we really celebrate at Christmas time by doing our Truth in the Tinsel activities along with our advent calendar.
We will be celebrating Christmas! Enough said.
We will hopefully soon be settled in a new church home.
God is so good. He is so faithful.
And we are thankful.