The boys are re-arranging bedrooms after a year in our new house. Last night I overhead one young boy say to another, "I am not sure I can move to another bedroom, I have lived in this bedroom forever!" Well maybe it seems like forever but it is really only a 1/7 of the his life.
One of the yummy pies we made for Thanksgiving this year was a Southern Pecan Pie. My large family loves pecan pie, so I made two...actually I made four pies total and two cheesecakes. This year I baked my pecan pies in a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite family times. I love getting together as a family, cooking, eating, singing, laughing, the memories being made today and the memories from many celebrations past. Growing up my grandparents always had the whole family to Thanksgiving dinner.
As we continue to think through preparing for an emergency we need to stop and think about what types of emergencies could happen where we live. Two years ago we had a terrible ice storm in Georgia. Businesses and stores were shut down for a week. Thankfully we had electricity, but many didn't.
Our Thanksgiving weekend has been wonderful. Wednesday and Thursday the children and I invested time cooking. Our meal was incredibly yummy! We ate turkey, ham and lots of fixings. We placed the food, large family buffet style, on an eight foot table, and it was completely full. After dinner we played monopoly and ate desserts. I will share some of our delicious pie recipes with you this week.
One year ago my husband brought home our two children from Liberia. This year has been full of many firsts. Dentist, doctor, eye appointments, school, vacations, chores, family worship, meeting extended family, new foods and more. BJ and Korpu have adjusted well. It is very difficult to move to a new country, move in with a new family you don't know and begin to learn new rules and ways of living, especially when you are 11 and 6 years old.
- Modesty and Why I Chose Dresses
- I am Thankful
- Emergency Food Storage...Where to Store It All
- Prepping...How Much Do I Need
- Mystery Shops and Co-op Orders
- Field Trip and the Falls
- Nathan Clark George Announces a New Album
- Preparing for the Future...Being a Prepper
- Family Worship and Reading With Daddy
- My Children Want a Shuttle Bus