Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A comparison

 Having just been to the Northeast on my trip with my husband, I saw the "homes" of the Wampanoag Indians as well as the early colonists that came over on the Mayflower, in contrast to  the summer homes in Newport, Rhode Island of the wealthy families that "summered" there.  What a contrast!  Houses made of twigs, bark and logs, versus houses made with marble, stone, granite, intricate wrought iron gates, and such.  Opulence Maxiumus.  And I decided that it made me very thankful for my own home.  What a perfect time to see that, for this time of the year we are reminded to be thankful.  I am thankful for even being able to take the trip with my husband.  I am thankful for the home that God has provided for us, and thankful that I can do DIY projects to it if I so desire.  I am thankful that I don't have dirt floors!! And that I do have electricity, running water and plumbing! 

And I am ever so thankful that God gave me my family.  I look forward to spending time with them over Thanksgiving.  It really doesn't matter so much what we eat, or how the table looks this year.  I love beautiful things, but I am reminded that those things are less important than the things in life that truly DO matter. 
Looks like I went off vacationing and came back philosophical, doesn't it???? =)
So let's lighten up and consider some fun!!!

A friend shared this very fun idea she saw on a blog and I thought it was definitely worth sharing.

Go check it out here, and consider this for a children's table wherever you are having Thanksgiving dinner...what a GREAT idea!  Maybe I'll do this in a few years at Catherine's table!

For additional children's and family fun, I always loved checking out the Family Fun website for things to to for the holidays......look here 
And here, at BH&G

and there are countless blogs, like the one mentioned above, with great ideas.  I am thankful for such great inspiration!
Oh, and lest you think that I am forgetting something else, I am definitely thankful for this child, my new granddaughter!! =)
Y'all have a blessed day!!


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Every thing you just said is so true. I can't speak for others, but I do lose sight of all that I have to be thankful for sometimes. Thanks for your post. Teresa

Richella said...

I think maybe you should go on vacation more often; it sounds as if your vacation helped you to remember just how truly you are blessed, and now you've inspired all of us, too! :)

April said...

We should always count our blessings...thanks for the reminder! Your precious granddaughter is definitely one of your greatest blessings!

Miss Char said...

Seeing that beautiful little girl makes me thankful for you Suzanne. She is such a gift.

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Debbie said...

So you went to Plymouth! It's one of my all time favorite places that I've ever visited. I love things like that.

I agree very much about being grateful for the home I have. It may not be one extreme, but it's also not the other.

And HOW PRECIOUS is that granddaughter! Aren't you going to have a ball this Christmas. The only thing better will be next Christmas. And the next... and the next... and...

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. So very much to be thankful for! And your granddaughter is adorable :-)

Gail said...

What a beautiful reminder for all of us to be grateful and thankful for what we have! Thanks for your visit and leaving a sweet comment about the keepsake stockings I made. Your kind words meant a lot.

Enjoy your day.

Cathy said...

What a precious pic of the new addition.

Thankful for so much.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

the paper turkey!? love it!!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Hey Suzanne! I couldn't agree more! We have so many things to be grateful for. So many blessings! Not the least of which is that gorgeous baby! Oh my! She almost makes me want another one....almost. She's such a little beauty! Better tell her daddy to get him a big ole stick to knock the boys off when she gets older!

Lindsay said...

Oh that baby girl is beautiful. I am coming from Kitchen Belleicious where I just learned about your willow hous shop. I love it! Just up my alley! Hope i win the giveaway and thanks for doing it! I am now a follower!