Erma Bombeck said it best, “Friends are annuals that need seasonal nurturing to bear blossoms. Family is a perennial that comes up year after year, enduring the droughts of absence and neglect. There’s a place in the garden for both of them.” When I made the decision to move to Memphis over 14 years ago, I had no idea that I would have surrounded myself with friends that I truly consider family. Moving 8 hours away from ALL of my family was an extremely difficult decision! During this Thanksgiving season, our family has reflected on many of the relationships in our lives. God has blessed me with a family that continues to be my rock and support, a tennis family that is my “safe” place to fall and new friendships that are being kindled through school relationships…I’m a lucky girl!
We had lots of little projects this past week. Our Thanksgiving festivities started a week early by having dinner with some amazing friends over incredible food, lots of laughter and watching our kids play until they fell over! Isn’t this what life is about? After we stuffed our faces, the kiddos decorated cookies*. Christopher is concerned that every edible creation we make has a face! These little bellies didn’t care and they were mighty proud of their little gobblers!
We packaged our Blessing Mix* to hand out to some friends and their PRE teachers at church. The boys helped with this project and the message is a great one for little ears! Our last project of the weekend involved power tools and paint…woohoo! How cute is this lil’ 2X4 pumpkin*? (Mom act surprised…Michael and Wesley worked hard!!)
If you’re looking for a “family” gift over the holidays, these 2 notepads* are perfect!
- Family: Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions…Yet our roots remain as one!
- Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts! (Come on…this is pretty funny!)
Safe travels to all of you during this wonderful holiday. Enjoy your family and friends!