Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday and a new week!

Hello suitcases!  Packing up the bags never ceases to get my adrenalin flowing.  We'll be in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for Thankgiving to visit family.


Hello turkey craft!  My little guy and I will be putting these together to give to family and friends.  They're fun for the two of us to make. The act of giving always helps me to be grateful.  I hope these seeds planted in my son will grow as he gets older.  I tweaked this a bit, but the original idea can be found here.







Hello appetizer recipes for Thanksgiving dinner!  It's my year "off" from hosting, so here are a few dishes I'm bringing to munch on before the actual feast. Note:  Since I haven't prepared these yet, I've used some photos and given credit.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip with tortilla chips, recipe here.

Photo from myrecipes.com

Fruit Kabobs

Photo from noshtopia.com

Cheddar Cauliflower Bites, recipe found here.

Photo from Home-Ec101.com

Hello running shoes!  I'll be lacing up my trusty Mizunos and running the Turkey Day 5K in downtown Minneapolis.  I can't think of a better way to start Thanksgiving.  I'll bet you've got a Turkey Trot close to you. :)


Hello family!  I get to spend more time with my favorite two guys, as well as other family members I haven't seen in a long time.  This time is a gift from the Father that fills up my heart, especially when I remember to take off my "Martha" hat and embrace Mary's spirit of soaking in time with people precious in our lives.


Holidays can be crazy, chaotic, and a blur of busyness.  I'm really striving this holiday to get rid of expectations and just enjoy the moments as they come, receiving them with a thankful heart.

Linking up here.

6 comments:

  1. I love the cities! I went to school there but now live on the East Coast. May your travels be painless and your time be sweet!

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    1. Painless travel--sounds good to me! :)

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  2. I loved making those pinecone turkeys with my boys when they were little. Good luck in your 5K!

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    1. Thanks! It's fun to use some of my old teaching projects not just with former students but now my own son.

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  3. Prayers and love to three favorite people! Be safe and surrounded by joy.

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