Giving Thanks

This past week was full to the brim for us, as I'm sure it was for all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, with family, food and celebrating.
Here are some glimpses into our time. The highlight of our week was the visit of my dear brother and sister in law from England with their baby daughter,

Not since my own children were babies have I felt that a baby was so sweet, so cute, so dear, as this little girl. We are all completely in love with her, and her precious smile!

Frank (my hero) cooked up a huge feast on Thanksgiving day, with my mom's assistance,

My mom fell in love with this beautiful apron that has been on heavy rotation since I won it last month over on BananaSaurus Rex, such a pretty combination of soft cotton fabrics.

My painting Joy was chosen for the cover of our church's bulletin for the Advent season and this past Sunday was the first time it was on the cover, so that was fun to have it in everyone's hands...

After bidding a fond, and sad, farewell to our guests, we cleaned up the house and then went out and bought our Christmas tree! Yippee! We were all so excited to decorate it,

And I've been working on a felted Angel tree topper that is almost finished (I'll share pictures when she is done!), the kids have been loving having her sit up on the top of the tree,

With my opening this Thursday, and another good friend from afar coming to visit this week, things are feeling very festive! I am feeling very thankful for everything, and everyone, that I have in my life.