I'm Dreaming of a White Thanksgiving...

Wanted to share with you all some pictures of our snowy Turkey-day:

Okay, so maybe you wouldn't call it an official "White Thanksgiving," but it did snow throughout the day. I realize you can't actually see the snow in these pictures (this was the hardest snow we had all day), and you all farther South could probably send a few of your own and tell me that you had snow too, and you'd have just as good a case as I have with this evidence, but really. It was snowing. I promise.

We shared the day, happily, with my little sis Emily, who came to represent my family for me as my parents weren't able to make it because of my dad's test on Wednesday. She'll be staying with us for almost a whole week. We are excited to have her. Cole is especially excited and is loving playing with his "Auntie Em."

We shared dinner with new friends from church who invited us and some other friends over. It was nice to be in a busy house instead of in our own rather empty house with no table. It made me truly thankful for some things I don't usually have in the front of my mind on Thanksgiving. In addition to the usual things I consider--family (like sweet Em), shelter, food, and health--I was also thanking God for new friendships and the bond we have as Christians, even when we have only known each other for a short time. How grateful I am to have these new friends, and how lonely I would be to have just moved to this new place if a new church family hadn't come with the package! They are a great comfort to all three of us.

I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well, regardless of the fact that you may not have been able to play in the snow like we did!


Ashley Fowlkes said...

I'm so jealous - I love snow! I'll bet we get snow here in KY when we head south to LA for Christmas; just our luck! On another note, I'm so glad God has blessed you with such a warm welcoming family up there in IN. They are blessed to have you there [sigh]. Your Kentucky crew misses you. Take care!

Carla said...

I am so glad that your first Thanskgiving away from BG was a good one and snow, any snow to me is wonderful. Of course we had shorts and capris on and the windows open. What an extreme! I am glad that your sister was able to join you for the holiday and I hope that you dad is doing better.

Lydia's Mom said...

I am so happy that you had snow for Thanksgiving. I would love for Lydia to see snow one day, but it is so unpredictible these days. I love the look on Cole's face when he is out in it. I absolutely love reading your blog, you are such a great writer. Maybe you should do a weekly writing for the local paper up there, entitled "Thoughts from the new kid in town" I am sure many would love to read it!

Shelia said...

Snow on Thanksgiving. That used to be the day when the Lady's did the cooking while the men went rabbit hunting. They would go when they were 6-10" on the ground. Oh! The good old days. Yes, and I do mean old, however I only look 38 and that's not so bad if I weren't so blasted fat.