Due to the lack of time, this won't be much of a thoughtful post, but I am surely thankful! Where would I begin if I had the time? I am grateful (although admittedly far less thankful than I should be) for the Gospel, my loving husband, our church, our family, sanctification, dear friends, my kiddos at school and in my Sunday School class, our new pastor and his family, health, hope... and a much-needed break from teaching/seminary craziness.
This morning, Dustin and I both have to book it!
It's a half day with the kids, and while they are doing literature circles and a quiz, I have to finish up lesson planning for next week (getting closer)! Dustin will spend the morning finishing up a 15 page paper! Then, at noonish, Dustin and I are hopping in the car with our good friend Dan who is dropping us off at the Gerlts' new place on his way to visit his family who lives close also in Pennsylvania! Road trip! We'll be there until Saturday (I'm glad we'll be back in time to hear our pastor preach his 2nd sermon with us). The Thanksgiving plan is to be thankful, wear comfy clothes, rest, play with the kiddos, eat lots of food, have good conversations with our wonderful friends and play lots of Blokus while drinking lots of warm drinks like cocoa and coffee. And can we have free Chick-Fil-A, Mr. Gerlt?
Although we will miss seeing family (and other friends) too, we are thrilled about seeing Erin, Chad, Max, Anna Kate and Jake. I always feel like Christmas comes SO FAST after Thanksgiving, so we'll get to see everyone else soon when we fly home to Texas! We're dying to squeeze our growing nephews. Oh, and Melodie's coming to visit US really soon! And there you have a quick Butts' update.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
P.S. Egypt is not for the faint of heart.