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Today I am thankful for the Thanksgiving holiday!  A day of good food and rest and family.  My little one was sick today so we sent our food off to grandma’s and grandpa’s with the rest of the family and we just stayed here together and watched movies.  I am so sorry my sweet little girl is sick but she was able to rest all day with popsicles and Gatorade!  We watched the old Freaky Friday, Secret Garden, and Sleeping Beauty!  Hopefully, she will be feeling better tomorrow!

I just enjoyed the most wonderful dessert with some good Starbucks Thanksgiving coffee.  It was pumpkin bread pudding with a caramel bourbon sauce ….yummy!  It definitely is worth a try if you like bread pudding.


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Day 24 – Thanksgiving

I am very thankful for the trees and for nature!  I love the world God has designed for us!

Isaiah 61:3-4

They will be called oaks of righteousness, trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor…

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

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Well, I am going to go along with the holiday theme and blog about our favorite Thanksgiving/Christmas recipes on What’s for dinner Wednesday for a while….

This is a favorite that my grandmother used to make….it is great for Christmas or Thanksgiving and we like it served hot.  It is so good with the ham and turkey.  I found this recipe online that is very similar to hers and is what I am using.

I love traditions….new and old….my mom and I are were just talking today how things were “different” but that is okay…times change…new ideas emerge….different circumstances….really all we can do is be thankful for wherever we are and whatever we are doing…..here are some great traditions I found recently.  I am going to try the random acts of kindness one with our family.

Baked Fruit Compote Recipe

From Woman’s Day | November 15, 2005


  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (I use about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup wine (any decent kind)
  • 16 oz (21⁄2 cups) dried apricots
  • 1 cup pitted prunes (I use the kind infused with orange or lemon)
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, not drained (I use unsweetend)
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

* I also add one can of mandrian oranges.


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Have ready a 2- to 21⁄2-qt shallow baking dish .2. Dissolve sugar in wine. Put dried and canned fruits in baking dish, add wine mixture and stir to mix. Cover with foil.3. Bake 1 hour, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Uncover, cool and transfer to serving dish; cover and refrigerate overnight.4. Serve cold or at room temperature.Planning Tip: Can be made up to 1 week ahead. Refrigerate covered.

*We love this hot from the oven.

Related Recipes: Desserts, Side Dishes/Vegetables, Fruits, Bake, American, Christmas, Thanksgiving Christmas, Thanksgiving


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I am so thankful for my nieces.   This is a picture of a horse back ride through the mountains.  It was a great time!  My oldest niece loves horses and when she came out to visit we planned this trip.  It was a great trail ride through the desert!  Very fun.  I am also thankful for my baby niece!  Someday she will be old enough to take a horse back ride with!  I am thankful for trips like these that bind our family closer together! 🙂  My Dad funded this trip….I am thankful for that too….with 4 girls these kind of trips are really pricey!  Thanks Dad!:)  I really appreciate these trips you provide for us!

What are you thankful for today?

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I am having no problems coming up with thirty days of Thanksgiving.  The Lord has so richly and abundantly blessed me over my life.  Today, I am thankful for church.  Not just my own church, which I am very thankful for,  but the whole body of Christ or the “church”..

I remember one time when one of my daughters learned that the “church” meant not the building but the people themselves.  I love old country churches.  Of course, this is not my church but I have been in old country churches like this at times over my life and I just love the way they look and smell.  I love the thought of all the ones that have gone before me sitting in that pew….worshipping God….asking for mercy and forgiveness of their sins.  I am thankful for the church….for God’s people….for memories…..for legacys…..for commitments…for promises…..

Matthew 18:20

For where there are two or three gathered together…to my name, I am there in their midst…..

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside everything that hinders us and especially the sin tat so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us….

What are you thankful for today?

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I am so thankful that we have plenty of good food to eat.  I am thankful that we have grocery stores and we are able to shop and buy good foods.  I love to garden  and grow lots of fruits and vegetables.  I am so thankful that my children do not go to bed hungry at night but they have had healthy foods to eat throughout the day and do not lie in their bed hungry.

Matthew 6: 9 -13

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy Kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us of our debts

as we forgive our debtors,

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever,


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I am thankful for the mountains and the rock formations that are seen out in the west in the US.  My husband and I are sometimes able to drive and just enjoy these views!  They are truly magnificent and your soul can really say nothing other than “How Great Thou Art”.

Psalm 18:2

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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