Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Preps!

"A grateful heart… comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives."
President Thomas S. MonsonThe Divine Gift of Gratitude, October 2010 General Conference
 
Thanksgiving is the beginning of our winters' holidays. I love fall and winter. Fall has a crispness in the air that seems to clean the air. Fall is when I love to begin baking again. Summer is usually to hot and there is so much work to do putting up food for the winter.
Our fall leaves have dropped so quickly this year that I have no beautiful pictures to share.
 
Here on the homestead we have had out first snow last week. We had approximately 2 inches that stayed around just a mere 2 days. But it was beautiful and peaceful.
This was taken on the second day. Now just an hour south of here, their snow had been all melted by this time. I am so thankful to live on this mountain and the beauty it brings.
 
I did make one new Thanksgiving craft this past week. Although I cannot turn the candle on inside with my wrist brace still on. It is a wire pumpkin with some fall embellishments wrapped around a grungy candle that is battery operated, so it makes the perfect centerpiece for the table.
Tonight is a beef stew and fresh dinner roll kind of night. I tried to take a picture of the rolls after being baked and the battery on my camera died. So just picture the risen rolls all toasty brown and yummy.
 
Enjoy the fall evening and think of all the blessings  and experiences you have been given to be thankful for. 

Blessings!

 
 Dieter F. Uchtdorf  “No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”

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