Archive | November, 2016

Long Weekends

28 Nov

I am exceedingly thankful for weekends, even more thankful for long weekends! 

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are now officially in the Christmas season! πŸŽ„ 

Let me recap on my beautiful Thanksgiving…

I got off work early on Wednesday and spent the whole afternoon cooking! I decided it would be easiest to prep all my food ahead of time so that on Thanksgiving morning I wouldn’t be too stressed. 😝 

I prepped four green bean casseroles , party mashed potatoes, a lemon pie, and a four layer delight! So yum! Check out the links! ☺️

Now comes Thanksgiving day! If I’m honest, I was really dreading it this year. It was my Daddy’s birthday and I couldn’t help but think about where we were on his birthday 5 years ago (also Thanksgiving). The day turned out to be such a blessing though. 

First we had lunch with my husband’s family. There were several of us there, lots of good food and laughs! I’m so thankful that they have always welcomed me as part of the family. ☺️ 

He’s my favorite. ❀️

Next we headed to my aunt’s for my family Thanksgiving! I can’t even tell you how many people were there. There were tons of people and tons of food! I was able to see family that I haven’t seen in a long time and that was such a blessing. We ended the evening by dancing for hours with all the kids (and some of us adults too!). It was a blast!

My precious Emery Kate! πŸ’•

Dancing away! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ€—

Oh Adalyn Britt, you’re growing so fast! πŸ’•

It was one of the best Thanksgivings I’ve had. Goodness I’m so thankful!!! 

Friday was spent Black Friday shopping with my momma!! We got lots of good deals, stayed out way too late, laughed, and talked. I couldn’t be more blessed to call her my momma and bestie. πŸ’š

Then on Saturday I got to spend the whole day with my sweet hubby!!! We had lunch in town, he let me do a little more Christmas shopping, and then we listened to Christmas music and decorated the house!!! πŸŽ„β€οΈπŸ€— 

I even made some Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chunk Cookies!!  They’re our favorite! πŸ˜‹πŸͺ 

Then today has consisted of church this morning, relaxing, & babysitting our sweet nieces!! πŸ’• It has been a much needed long weekend and I can’t help but thank God for all His many blessings. He is so, so good to me. 

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday!! 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❀️

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11 Nov

It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. I’m sorry to any dedicated readers. Just a lot going on.

Where to start?! This time of year brings back a lot of memories. Some good, some bad. 

Just a warning, things are about to get real…

Take Halloween for example. This year brought back so many painful memories. A loved one had surgery a couple of weeks ago (on Halloween) at the very same hospital my Daddy spent the last 50 days of his life. We spent the day there, praying for good results. Surgery went well but my heart hurt all day. Everything about that hospital made me sad. I couldn’t understand why it panned out the way it did. Why there? Why that day? Was God using this to bring closure? I’m still not sure. I’ve been pretty off ever since. 

Remember several months ago when I blogged about weakness? And how Houston had been my should to cry on?  Well that is still pretty accurate. I’ve been pretty discouraged lately. 

However, on Sunday I heard a sermon I believe was written just for me. It was titled “Not An Expert.” Our pastor spoke about how God has a plan for us and how our current location (physical or emotional) is not a mystery or barrier to God. 

I think what touched my heart most was this:

“Realize that God sees what you see. He hears what you hear. God cares far deeper than we care. And He has a great plan.” 

Hit me like a ton of bricks. I needed that. 

How do people live this life without the hope of God? I will never know. 


Anyway, on a lighter note…I’m so excited that Thanksgiving & Christmas are just around the corner!! 

You know what I’m most excited about? Spending time with the people I love most. More and more I realize how blessed and thankful I am to have the family I have. Nothing makes my heart happier than spending time with them. I could never thank God enough. He has truly blessed me beyond measure! 

I know I say that a lot…and probably sound like a broken record, but…I don’t care! 😏 

Well you’ve made it to the end of the post…sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written! Hopefully that will change. 😊 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❀️