What a great Thanksgiving it was!! & I have so much to be thankful for, everyday... The most amazing family I could ever hope for. A warm, safe home. Good food. Health & physical strength. Everything I need & so much more!!! But, even more than all of that, I am thankful for the grace & love of God! He has given me a hope & joy that could come from nothing or no one but Him. Thanksgiving is over, but give thanks to God today & everyday! Because being thankful always produces JOY!! :)
& here are some more photos from my Thanksgiving...
sparkling cider is my favorite!
my sisters rolls turned out amazing!
the story of Thanksgiving!
of course, she is begging for turkey.
my brother & sister (he hates getting his picture taken...)
it was a beautiful day, in the 70s!
we played scattegories & i lost big time, but it was fun!
we had so many kinds of pie! & the best part is we have tons of left overs!
we even played with sparklers before the night was over, haha!
Thank you Jesus for a beautiful day with my family & such wonderful memories!
Fossil is one of my favorite brands & I was excited to see that Kendi was a part of their holiday lookbook! I enjoy following her fashion blog... her style is classic & goes right along with Fossil's look! She got to remix 30 different looks from their holiday collection... so fun!! I love the all of the knits & the neutral colors... so pretty & perfect for winter!! These looks are my favorite of the 30...
Click the link below to see the rest of Kendi's 30 for 30 remixes...
I know that Thanksgiving is this week (!!!) but I have already allowed myself to get (just a little bit) in to Christmas mode! Yes, I have been listening to some Christmas music & watching Christmas movies on Hallmark!! hehe!
Anyway, thinking about Christmas... I decided to go though some of my Christmas photos from the past few years to use in a really cute scrapbooking template that I found in My Memories Scrapbooking Software! Oh, these templates are so cute....
My Memories is offering a free download of their digital scrapbooking software to one of my followers! They also gave me a free copy of the software to play with, which I used to make the design above! :)
As a photographer & blogger, like most of you, it's very important for me to save my photos & memories. This software makes it easy to do that in a fun & creative way! There is a good collection of templates, paper & embellishments on the software itself, but their website has even more for you to choose from... they are cute & the prices are pretty affordable. You can even add music & make movies or slideshows!
I have enjoyed playing with this software so far & I hope to learn more about it as I use it more... especially with all the holidays coming. I am pretty inexperienced with digital scrapbooking programs, but this seems like a really good one, especially for it's price ($39.97). If you are thinking about trying to do some digital scrapbooking, I think that this software would be the perfect place to start!
Thank You, Jesus for Your love! There is no love on this earth that is like Yours. You gave Your life, so that I could be forgiven & saved for eternity. There is nothing bigger than that! Your love gives me hope & joy, every day, no matter what I am facing.Your love is always with me, infinite & unconditional. I am so thankful, because I know how undeserving I am.
It encourages me every time I read it! It reveals your love for me! It is full of the kind of hope that only You can give! I am so thankful that I can freely read Your Word every day & that I can believe all of Your Words with confidence! I pray that You will help me to hide Your Words in my heart, so that they will always be there.
Lately, I have been loving stripes! & I am so excited because I just finished knitting my first striped hat... & this one is perfect for a baby boy! yay! I love the way it turned out & I've already got another fun design in the works! :)
Here are some more pretty stripes that have inspired me lately....