Normally we would have gone to Searcy, AR this Thanks - giving to be with parents, but this year they are on an overseas program with Harding University in Greece. Instead, we went to Jackson, TN to be with Andrea's parents (John and Freda). We were able to have close one-on-one time with them since Andrea's sisters also do an every-other-year rotation.
Before we had our Thanksgiving meal, this year we decided to do something a little different. We cooked cookies and went to a Soup Kitchen to share some Thanksgiving joy. We met a man outside in the parking lot that enjoyed watching Abby walk around.
Afterwards we went to a park and played around on the equipment. After getting tired and working up an appetite, we went back to John and Freda's house to have Thanksgiving lunch.
Instead of cooking a huge meal and spending 20 minutes to eat it all, we ordered out from Honey Baked Ham. Boy, that was a good choice!.
We started a new tradition this year! At the end of our meal we each tool 5 corn kernals and took turns saying one thing we are thankful for until the kernels were gone. It was a great exercise to help us remember how God is faithful and how He provides for us.
For more pictures go to my Thanksgiving Picasa Web Album.