Ordinary Thanksgiving Day 2

Today I’m thankful for my church family. They have gathered round and been ready to help in every way this week.

God is good.

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Happy Birthday Imogene

Happiest of birthdays to my dear Imogene. I love your intensity when you’re excited, the imaginative way you see the world, your embracing if Christmas, Halloween, and Harry Potter. I love how much you love your family and your sisters. I love watching you feel stories. I love your hugs. I love your insightful questions. I love you from your red hair, freckled nose, to each of your little toes. 😁❤

Happy Birthday Jules

Happy birthday to the spunky, animated little girl who made so many of us Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents. Jules, you light up any room you come into with your smile. Your creativity is a delight to watch, and your enthusiasm is infectious. I love how you tackle everything as if all of life is s big adventure.

I love you JulieBear and am thankful your my niece.

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Joshua!

Happy Birthday to my wide-eyed, fun loving, adventurous, cuddly Joshua. I love how much you love Star Wars. I love your character acting. I love it when you curl up in my lap, or ask for my help, or give me a hug. You are one of the sweetest boys I know. I hope you have a wonderful and happy birthday with lots of treats. I pray that as you grow you come to know the Lord. I love you little man!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Constance

Happy birthday my beautiful niece! I love your imagination and your natural instinct to take care of all the babies! I miss you so much and never get to see you often enough. I love that you love dragons, horses, and Star Wars. I pray for you and love you! 

Happy birthday Constance!

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Happy birthday Bruce! I love you so much, bug guts! 

I love it when you come over to watch movies with me, or video games with Uncle Price. I love to make up new and revolting insults with you. I love going on adventures. I hope you enjoy being six! 

I hope you have a great year at school learning new things, and I pray the Lord shows you great grace. 

Happy birthday to a boy full of life, hater of hugs, and lover of nature! 

Christmas Traditions 

The Joneses/Planers have lovely Christmas Traditions that are expected to be followed to the letter. 

The morning starts bright and early with Price and I opening a few gifts we got for each other, then it’s over to Dad and Mom’s for the unwrapping of presents. (Yes. We’re all adults now, but we still love presents.) 

Then! Breakfast! Sausage patties, eggs, cinnamon rolls, coffee, eggnog, and orange juice. It’s a beautiful thing.  

Once that’s all been cleared away, we head out to Glen Rose and spend the rest of the day grazing until we sit down to a dinner of brisket and sides. Somewhere in there we usually open gifts with the girls, go shooting, and loudly vent about politics. (We’re a loud family. )

Late in the evening, we head home, full and happy.

This year, with the Lord’s Day and Christmas coinciding, we won’t make it out to Glen Rose or have breakfast. We’ll all have our own quiet separate mornings and then go to Dad and Mom’s after church for feasting and merry making. Granddad and Wanda will join us along with Aunt Sheila. It will be a busy, wonderful day! 

Merry Christmas!