Thursday, November 22, 2007

Record. Remember. Pass On

This is Thanksgiving Eve. The table is set and the day is done. It has been a long day full of housework and preparations, a movie, and a quick trip to the store. The quiet is satisfying. I know that tomorrow it'll be full of laughter and jokes and family.

The HMS Games in action. Susan, Jessica and Warren - each fighting for a chance to take home the Cup! Warren comes oh, so close! While the turkey cooks quietly away upstairs.

Jessica and I are the best kitchen companions! I've always read those stories about siblings separated at birth and how they were so much the same when they finally got back together. This would be the case for us. You would really think we had spent years cooking together. It was fun to share all the duties and to know just what the other was needing to do next. There was only one store bought item included in this Thanksgiving Feast and that was the KFC coleslaw that Matt and I just love! Everything else was scratch including that elusive gravy - MASTERED THAT WE SURE DID,and the cranberry sauce!

My darling Husband had the honor of carving up the Turkey and he did a splendid job. I left him alone - once we really had a hard time cutting a birthday cake together - but I'll save that story for another day!

The results are in and the winners of the Thanksgiving HMS games are John and Paul! The trophy stays in our house until the NEXT games are called - which more than likely will be Christmas. Sorry Matt, I know that you are so wanting to bring those trophies home....until'll have to hear about it endlessly no doubt.

Here's the Turkey Chair Cover like I promised! I was a few seconds to late to get the cutest picture of her looking over the back of the chair and she sure wouldn't redo it for me!

Deuteronomy 4:9
"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."

God's word clearly teaches us to pass on what we have seen, learned and experienced. This year we began a new tradition. Record. Remember. Pass on. With the help of a Stone Markers Set we have begun. Exodus 17:14.....write this on a scroll as something to be remembered. Everyone took turns, even Alanna - when asked what she was thankful for she didn't hesitate "Bananas" and so it is recorded. Of course family, friends and fun times have now been recorded and a stone was placed in the jar for each remembrance. Thanksgiving 2007 is over this year, but it will definitely be remembered.


Warren said...

Mmmmmmm......Tritophan GOOD!! Thanks for everything today(I'm sure you Jess and Susan had fun chatting. Victory shall be MINE after the next HMS games!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...


Thanksgiving rocked! You are the best kitchen companion too! I will admit, that whole seperation thing has only made us stronger!!!

Everything was wonderful!!!! (And yummy too!

Love Ya!

Marilyn R said...

Sounds like your Thanksgiving was wonderful! I liked the stone markers thing you did - neat! I also just loved the turkey chair!