Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving DAY: ThankFULL

I've been up with an 8 lb fur ball since about 5:15 am this morning.  So it seems only appropriate that this holiday morning I write a post while said furball is now konked out asleep in my lap.

Puppyhood.  We dig it!

Sweet little Grumples came home Tuesday evening and we are totally smitten with the little guy. Seriously, he is the cutest dog in the world.  He's a goldendoodle: black poodle dad and golden retriever mom.  Curly and soft as can be with giant paws so pretty sure he's going to be enormous.

I am dying for our niece Rilyn to meet him because I know they will be instant best friends for life!  I can just hear her now, "Grumples miss me!"

So we are full of thanks for the fun gift that Mr. Grumples is to our home today!

Since Grumps wanted an early wake up today our day started with steaming mugs of coffee, reading out of Psalms, and letting the sun slowly fill our living room. 

We welcomed the chickens into the day and cleaned up accidents :)  And started off our Thanksgiving with a slow, deliberate pace.

Ryan will be up soon to pull the turkey out of the incredible brine he made (apple cider, orange peel, peppercorns...mmmmm)  and I'll start whipping sweet potatoes and crumbling cinnamon and butter for a crusty top.  We're attempting to recreate some world famous mashed potatoes that grace every Decker Thanksgiving but not sure how it's going to go...some things just can't be duplicated!

We know there is so much delicious food in our future today and lots of sweet family to fill our home.  Today is a beautiful lull from school and some breathing room in our schedule. 


Happy Thanksgiving--we are FULL of thanks today!

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Song of Solomon 2:4

P.S.  Remember this  Saudi Thanksgiving (grocery carts filled with homemade goodness being pushed down the street...)  Only in the middle east.

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