Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sooo sorry it has taken me so long to get blogging today! =0/

Our trip down here went really well last night. We made good time, because except for eating once, Keenan slept the Entire way! What a blessing! We got in just before 2 a.m. and fell into bed.

This morning, Philip's sister, Jessica and her husband Matt, and their (almost three year old) son Reagan (and unborn baby boy) came over to visit with us for a couple hours. I made "The Cheesecake" for tomorrow while we chatted.

Around 1, we headed over see Mom and Jeff, who were helping out on the dish crew at the free Thanksgiving dinner their church puts on every year. It was quite the production! We also got to eat there, and the food was Amazing!!

The afternoon was spent just hanging out here. I took a nap, and Philip watched the Detroit Lions game. This evening we went with Mom and Jeff down the street to their neighbors house for a dessert party, had some amazing desserts, and met some of their neighbors.

Right now, Philip is researching camera deals online for the big Black Friday sales, and then I think we'll watch a Christmas movie or something with Mom and Jeff.

Hope all of you (Americans) had a wonderful Thanksgiving today!

I found this in my random searches this past week and thought I'd include it. (I just copied and pasted it, so any spelling errors were already in it). =)



THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION - JUNE 20, 1676:


"The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without such Disadvantage to ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed, It certainly bespeaks our positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations of his returning mercy, we should be found an Insensible people, as not standing before Him with Thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions:

The Council has thought meet to appoint and set apart the 29th day of this instant June, as a day of Solemn Thanksgiving and praise to God for such his Goodness and Favour, many Particulars of which mercy might be Instanced, but we doubt not those who are sensible of God's Afflictions, have been as diligent to espy him returning to us; and that the Lord may behold us as a People offering Praise and thereby glorifying Him; the Council doth commend it to the Respective Ministers, Elders and people of this Jurisdiction; Solemnly and seriously to keep the same Beseeching that being perswaded by the mercies of God we may all, even this whole people offer up our bodies and soulds as a living and acceptable Service unto God by Jesus Christ."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why is the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday" in the States?
Cheryl