Friday, November 27, 2015


How pretty is our table?  I thought it was so pretty!!!
The three girls decorated the table and the flowers are from our friends the Youngs.
I love Thanksgiving!  I love Thanksgiving for all the same reasons that everyone else loves it!  It is truly wonderful to pause and give thanks for ALL we have.  And Scott and I have truly been blessed.  Yesterday I made a list of things I am thankful in my journal.  The list was so long and I realized how much God has truly blessed us.  I won't share my entire list, but I am truly grateful for family: NEAR - Scott, Key Lime Pie, Kotten Kandy and Lollipop!  FAR - Mom and Dad McCallister and DeGooyer, and our brothers and sisters!  and CHOSEN - Bettenhausens and Thorntons!  I'm also grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  And I'm glad it is still beautiful weather in Kentucky!  Yeah, warm!
We got to spend Thanksgiving with some AWESOME people!  We even had to have two tables - adult table and kid table!  Just like Grandma T used to do!  I felt so blessed.
I have to brag on my husband for a minute:  He's AMAZING!  He single-handedly made the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  He's so talented and giving and kind.  He's my biggest blessing here on earth!
Here's pics:
Lollipop and Key Lime were peeling potatoes...
Kotten Kandy photo bombed.
I'm actually washing dishes...
Kotten Kandy can't believe it.
Kotten Kandy is in disguise - she's playing with the kids.
Apparently they were spies and had to infiltrate under cover.
Aren't these the cutest kids ever?
Jelly bean wouldn't look at the camera -
Nuts is grinning on the top right.
Marmalade looked beautiful in her new dress.
Eggplant is one of my gorgeous new piano students.
Apple Jacks is so cute and LOVES the color turquoise.
Cocoa Puffs is only two, but sweet as can be.
Apple Pie is so loving and gives me tons of hugs.  I love Nuts hugs!
Clockwise starting with Scott in the center.
Lollipop, Kotten Kandy, Key Lime Pie, Juice, Mark, Amy, Heather, Stuart and Brian


  1. What are my little grand daughters doing at the adult table?!
    Grandpa Mac

  2. I wondered the same about my nephew . Promoted already... Doesn't seem right lol. Happy Thanksgiving!

    - Jenny

  3. Agreed - a full and happy table! You do have much to be thankful daughter #1...But so do all of them. Looks like you DeGooyers were perfect hosts for the crew... Happy Thanksgiving! Mom/Mil

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Miss you all so much!