Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well this is a bit late, but I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We've had Grandma from Vancouver for a visit this Thanksgiving so the kids have been thoroughly stuffed and spoiled which means Grandma's done her job well.

The turkey was dry this year, but an improvement over last year's undercooked bird and nothing that can't be fixed with a good bit of gravy. Next year we'll get it juuuuuuuust right!

We got to see this gorgeous sunset over Catalina Island after dinner

and we enjoyed a nice hike yesterday through the canyon fresh with green shoots this time of year from the rains and warm sun.

Here's a Thanksgiving prayer from AO's Thanksgiving page that I've asked my husband to read for us at dinner. I love that it doesn't ask for everything to be perfect, but asks for the abilities to handle whatever may come. Because perfection in life will come only at glory.

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank thee for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded to us this day,
for the health,
for the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful,
for our friends in all parts of the earth.

Give us courage, gaiety, and the quiet mind.
Spare to us our friends,
soften us to our enemies.
Bless us, if may be, in all our innocent endeavours.

If may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come.
May we be brave in peril,
constant in tribulation,
temperate in wrath,
and in all changes of fortune loyal and loving to one another.

As the clay to the potter,
as the windmill to the wind,
as the children of their sire,
we beseech of Thee this help and mercy for Christs sake.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy Thanksgiving!

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