Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bounce Back Blessing

This weekend, our church collected food that was to be distributed to needy families in our area. The goal was to provide each family with a turkey, all the trimmings, canned goods, dessert, even a pan to bake the turkey in. That way, they could prepare a meal and serve it to their own family for Thanksgiving.

My husband, two sons and I had the honor of delivering food to one of the families. The lady who greeted us on the porch had the biggest smile onher face as she welcomed us inside her home. What a sweetheart! A shy little girl, 6 years old, came out in tattered pjs and with a huge grin, gladly accepted the basket of candy my husband handed to her.

Yesterday, our oldest son, 8, wrote in his journal about the experience:

Sadly, the house and vehicle parked outside really look like his drawing. {My husband is the bald man in the picture.}

It was an incredible blessing to be a part of this. On Thanksgiving, the soup kitchen that provides food to the homeless downtown, is planning to give them a meal in the late afternoon. We are going that morning to feed them breakfast, so they don't have to wait all day to eat. Our boys are excited to be participating in this, too.

As parents, we strive to make our boys aware of how blessed they are. We are. At this time of year and all year through, may we all be ever thankful of our blessings.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dove's Devotion

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
~ 1 Thess. 5:16-18

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just In Time For Feasting

You may remember awhile back, we scored this huge dining table FOR FREE on Craigslist. Well, I had all intentions of working on this project right away, but my mom's health quickly declined and she passed away in August. Kinda lost my motivation, ya know?

However, this weekend, I decided that I was tired of seeing it covered with hubby's hunting stuff in the garage. It needed to be rescued. again. So, I got to work. I guess you could say, the Dove got her groove back.

After sanding the whole thing down, I applied two coats of primer. After that dried, I applied one coat of Sherwin Williams Pro something or other. Then, I got my handy dandy sander out again and distressed it here and there. I imagine, with a house full of men and another move in our future, it'll keep getting "naturally" distressed over time.

I love how huge this table is. Perfect for our big family get togethers.

What projects do you need to get working on?