Monday, November 24, 2008
Our Thanksgiving Celebration has begun! The Plymouth Pilgrims feasted and celebrated for three whole days, and we agree that one-day holidays are simply insufficient. So our feasting and celebrating has already begun. Yesterday our church celebrated a feast of Thanksgiving together. As I was busy with other things I didn't get very many pictures, but I had to get one of our church's Thanksgiving Tree. It looks considerably smaller in this photo than if you were actually standing there. It was an impressive (and rather eclectic) collection of leaves each of which contained something that we were grateful for. Some were very specific and personal, and others very general. Some you knew instantly who wrote them, and others were items that most any of us could have written. Some were deep and thought provoking, and others were more humorous. We will definitely do this again in the future!
As Dad is our resident engineer, we asked him to design and sketch the tree, which he did - and impressed us all in his method of operation. :-)
A few pilgrim gentlemen showed up for our feast, as did a few Indians... We had some small pilgrim girls running around too, and I so wish I had a picture of them, as well.
We had a delightful time together, and the afternoon program was a lot of fun. Many thanks to all who participated in presentations! And, of course, a big thanks to all who helped cook and clean-up our feast! :-)
The church celebration wasn't the only event of the weekend, though. On Saturday Josiah had a cello recital in Rockford College's Maddox Theater. For those keeping track of his progress, he performed Sicilienne from Suzuki Book 7, and did a wonderful job.
And one final photo. The view from an upstairs window this morning:
Ahhh, isn't it lovely?