As I sit down to write this, there is a pecan pie baking in the oven, Chris and Shana are putting address labels on our Christmas cards, Adrian and Ashton are playing Monopoly, Malia is taking a nap, and Christmas carols are playing softly in the background. I feel so peaceful today, and am so thankful to have my family around me. I wish I knew exactly where our Ethiopian child is, but am trusting God to take care of him/her this Thanksgiving. We will be spending the holiday with my family at my parent's house, and I'm in charge of desserts. Today I baked a pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie with a marshmallow meringue (I have never had a sweet potato pie before, but thought it sounded good! I know, you southerners probably can't believe I've never tasted it before!), and a pecan pie. I also baked up a chocolate cheesecake, just for good measure.
May we all remember to thank God for the many blessings He has given us, and also to remember those who are without families, nice homes and wonderful food this Thanksgiving. Have an awesome holiday, and blessings from our home to yours!