Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

So, yesterday...I'll just attempt to recap just a bit.
We did pre-Thanksgiving at my in-laws home. Turkey was raw but the men improvised by barbecuing it (and it turned out pretty yummy). I tried not to verbalize my fear, but Sophie had e coli poisoning a few months ago from what we suspect to be ribs and I freak out any time she eats meat. She nibbled a bit, but pretty much embraced a "vegetarian" Thanksgiving Eve. The rest of the meal was mouth watering. I stuffed myself to the point of discomfort and enjoyed spending time with our family. The kids ran around playing (the Daddy's joined in too) and we enjoyed dessert.

We all agree that Miles is looking a bit more like Jay.

So today (official Thanksgiving Day). We awoke to more's a beautiful morning.

Sophie and Alec are making pancakes as I type this and Miles is still sleeping.

My coffee is wonderful and we are all enjoying our morning.

A few things that I'm thankful for:

~ God and His unending grace and forgiveness
~ My husband, children and wonderful family and friends
~ Our health
~ Our church (we adore Solid Ground and Pastor Rick)
~ The "right" to home school our children
~ Our warm home and the food in our pantry
~ Our jobs that provide for our needs
~ Our children's compassion for others and their needs

We don't get into the whole Pilgrims/Indians Thanksgiving Day in our home. What is politically correct and what isn't? Do we discuss the Pilgrims terrorizing Indians and taking their land? We've touched on Plymouth Rock, the ships and the journey; all the surface stuff. We've decided when Sophie and Miles are a bit older, maybe we'll provide the information and let them come to their own conclusion regarding human rights and fair treatment. We were fortunate to discuss human rights and constitutional rights with Alec during the recent election and I truly believe that he looks at things from a new perspective. For now, we use this day to discuss the things that we are thankful for and give thanks to God for all He has blessed us with.

So wherever you may be and however you choose to celebrate, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and pray that you fill your gut with fully-cooked turkey!

Love, The Frates Baby Farm

1 comment:

Lauren Fisher said...

So funny...Liv and Toby were wearing the exact same shirts as Jonas and Sofie today.