We are enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday here at the Acklen Household. Yesterday we had a slow day, eating a late dinner at around 3:00. John's boss fried our turkey for us, and in addition to that we had cornbread salad, sweet potato casserole, homemade mac 'n' cheese, corn on the cob and yeast rolls. For dessert we had a delicious pecan pie. After dinner, we threw a sheet over the table (so to speak) and all laid down for a looooooooooong nap :). The kids had been up playing all day so they were exhausted. It was so nice. It has been a long time since we had a day at home as a family. It's got us all a little off, though. We feel like today should be Saturday and it's only Friday.
We went to John's grandparents' house today to get our Christmas tree and a few other things that have been left there since our move. Tomorrow we plan to finish putting the den/family room in order so we can put up the Christmas tree. This includes moving the gigantic piece of sheetrock that is leaning against the wall, putting up blinds in the pictures window, hanging the curtain rod and my new curtains (pottery barn--good deal found on ebay), and positioning the two book shelves on either side of the window. I'm excited! Hopefully, I will have pictures to post.
I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I can't help but dwell on how much I have been given, and how much thanks I do owe my Lord. "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."