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Monday, November 28, 2011

My Ephesians 3:20 Thanksgiving....

Here's a little sample of my wonderful, simple, incredible, simple, amazing
2011 Thanksgiving.
No frills,  No fuss, No fancy shcmancy...
But pure delight from start to finish.

A little Paw Paw Nick and Nate time....
(my two favorite men in the whole wide world!)

Great Maw Maw Loni getting to see her great grandson for the first time!

Laughing at this girl.....

New slippers from Loni!

Waking up to all three of my chicks being under the same roof...

This Thanksgiving table cloth from Maw Maw D and all the fun it provided.....

 ......even Christopher had to add his touch!

Making biscuits with Paw Paw....

....even Jules got in on this one!

My Thanksgiving "happy" from the girls and Nate!

Loni catching up on her "Nate Time"

The extent of my decorations.... my table runner I made several years ago that we all sign and tell what we are thankful for each year.  I love it so much. 
The gorgeous flowers were from a dear friend from church who brought them to me while I was sick with the sweetest card about how she is praying for healing for me.
Couldn't be a more appropriate Thanksgiving centerpiece.

 A little time with my grandson.

My two mommas.
I could not be blessed more with the mother-n-law and momma the Lord chose for me.
So thankful for their influence in my life.

I love this man with every ounce of my being...
So much so, that I wore a Big Buck shirt in his honor since he had to miss so much hunting time taking care of his sick bride.

And last but not least....
My sweet Lydia got engaged on Thanksgiving Day.
(this news will get a blog post all of its own but I HAD to let you in on the news!!)
This was taken right as she walked in the door and right before her Maw Maw Loni smothered her to death with celebratory hugs and lovin!!

I had a great Thanksgiving beyond what I even imagined.
"Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.."
Ephesians 3:20
I think we'll do the paper plates every year!!

Stephanie :)

linking up with sweet Carissa and the lovely Heather.


  1. Yea congrats Lydia!!!!! What a fun thanksgiving!

  2. So beautiful!! I loved looking at all the pictures. What a wonderful idea for a table runner and such sweet memories from year to year. I'm visiting from Life Made Lovely. :)

    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Oh Man this whole post made me smile and then when I thought my smile couldn't get any bigger, it did!! Congrats on the new engagement!! Beautiful photos of your beautiful family!

  4. simple is best and means the most! so happy you had a lovely time. i still can't believe you are a grandmother three times over. gawsh, you look so hot and young. : )

  5. ps. congrats on your girl's engagement! that is just so exciting!!!

  6. congrats!!
    and i love the table runner, great idea!

  7. Great pictures. Love baby and great-grandma. You truly had a wonderful day.

  8. Oh my gosh beautiful photos and can I get some of those slippers in my size? I am a new follower to your fun blog and I can't wait to read more :)

  9. I just love your blog, your family, the whole thing. Congrats to your daughter. What a wonderful Thanksgiving y'all had!

  10. so glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! and your baby grandson is just precious. you are so blessed, stephanie! :) lora

  11. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my goooooosssssshhhh!!!! I missed this! Oh congrats to them both, that is TOO exciting!!!!

    Thanks for the sweet glimpse into you Thanksgiving. It's not celebrated here, but as a red-blooded American in my heart, I have a little one every year. People think I'm crazy! One day I'd love to have a proper Thanksgiving in the US, but for now I'll just look at your photos and dream :-)


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