Saturday, December 05, 2009

A very late Thanksgiving post and an Invitation to todays performance!

Dear Blog readers, I apologize profusely for the lack of posts recently, especially after Thanksgiving. My only excuse is that Faith and I were working frantically to complete some dresses for today's and tomorrow's Messiah concert, Dec 5th and 6th. (this year they decided the ladies would wear all black instead of the normal black and white, so Faith and I, who have no black outfits, had to make ourselves dresses). Anyone that is somewhat close (of course if you want to spend the money to fly or drive all the way just to see us, we won't stop you;) is invited to the Marlette Community Chorus - 9th annual presentation of George Frideric Handel's Messiah. It is at 3:00 PM this Saturday and Sunday at the Marlette United Methodist Church, 3155 Main St. Marlette, MI. Admission is free and there will be refreshments afterward;), so please do come. Now back to last weeks celebration.


Thanksgiving morning dawned bright and busy, almost everyone was running around the house doing something. At a tiny little bit after 11:30 we were able to make it out of the house and into Gingers open doors, and down the driveway!

Down the road and over the freeway to Aunt Carmen's house we go.

We arrived a little bit before our other relatives and us girls helped out in the kitchen.

Aunt Carmen tried something new this year, a duck!

Of course we had our usual piles of pie! Pumpkin and Apple, Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, and a Cherry. (sigh;)

Aunt Carmen did the most fabulous job decorating the table, everything looked marvelous.

As did the food. Yummy!

Uncle Paul demolished, otherwise known as carved the second turkey, and did a good job too.

We were very glad that Al, Eldita (Aunt Carmen's "Adopted daughter") and their boys were able to join us.

After we finished stuffing ourselves, we relaxed while Dad read and expounded on some bible passages about giving thanks.

After that we had a wonderful time of singing in Spanish,

Hausa and English.

Josiah and I, had come up with some games and activities for all the children (young and old) to play. The first one we did was pin (or in this case tape) the tail on the Turkey! Benji and Levi loved this game and got most of the Adults to do it as well. The only problem was that Benji loved to help guide the hands of the participants to the "right"places.

Oh my, poor Turkey, he's starting to look like a porcupine!

The boys were able to get Uncle Paul to play, and almost had him putting his feather on the turkey's foot!

Another game we made from a thanksgiving craft book, was feed the turkey.

The object of the game was to get the "pieces of corn" (little flannel bean sacks that Mumsy made) into the gaping mouth of the turkey. The boys just whaled it at him, sometimes knocking him backwards with their efforts.

We are very thankful to God for our loving family He has given us, and for the wonderful time he allowed us to spend with them!