Thursday, November 24, 2011

now thank we all our God...


Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mother's arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours to-day.

A glimpse into our Thanksgiving...

paper pumpkins - the only kind on this island!

sewing decorations

notice Amy's owl on the table...isn't it fun?


painting rocks...another Amy idea...

there seems to be a common theme here...guess 'whooo' made more owls?
Elise designs place cards

cooking (yum! stuffing!)

and baking
Amy cuts lattice

Elise adds finishing touches

baked pies perched on ant traps

four rotisserie 'island turkeys' (aka chicken) in banana leaves, delivered to our door by motorcycle

Lest you should think I'm unforgivably lazy, our little oven just isn't capable of cooking chicken for all of us as well as the stuffing and sweet potatoes!

tables laid

Elise gives thanks with thanksgiving hymns
O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.

and friends arrive to join the celebration

a true feast; thanks to all of you for sharing your delicious dishes, and your precious fellowship!

and at the end of the day, everyone pitched in to clean up!  thank you!!!

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns,
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

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This Thanksgiving, we give thanks for you...
for all of you friends who join us here at
earthen vessels,
and for all of you who pray for us, 
and encourage us in so many ways!

We wish you a Thanksgiving filled with true thanks...

photo by Elise

2 comments:

OliveTree said...

Thanks for reminding me of that "Now thank we all our God" hymn. I love that. It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.

I made your Tollhouse pie, and it was a hit!

us5 said...

how fun that you tried the Toll House, OliveTree! it makes me happy that it was a hit!