An Abundance of Blessings and a Potluck Dinner

Okay, it’s Tuesday again and time to give thanks for something on Gratituesday.

Let’s see, I’m thankful Abby forgot and left her Halloween bag full of candy here for Nana to pilfer through. So far I have had two bite size Snickers (shhhh, don’t tell).

I’m thankful that we don’t have to go to school today because it’s election day and I can sleep in.

No, really, all kidding aside, I am very thankful that I live in a country where I can go vote without fear. I strongly believe that every American should vote, even if it rains, sleets or snows on election day. Even when I am not thrilled with my choices (and that happens sometimes) I still vote because it’s a privilege that I don’t take lightly.

Every fifth Sunday we have a potluck dinner at our church and so this  past Sunday was our day to dine. I remembered to take my camera because I wanted to show you who is always at the front of the line.

The teens always are ready to pounce on the food but they patiently wait for the blessing!

The teens always are ready to pounce on the food but they patiently wait for the blessing!

We have lots of good cooks and lots of hungry teenagers and I am so thankful for them both!

This is my aunt cutting her famous butterscotch pie. It was delicious!

This is my aunt cutting her famous butterscotch pie. It was delicious!

The women put the food out and then wait for everyone else to get their plates first. Joni and Laketia actually seem happy to wait!

The women put the food out and then wait for everyone else to get their plates first. Joni and Laketia actually seem happy to wait!

I called these guys the Three Stooges. The one on the left is our friend Tommy. The one in the middle is our preacher, Jason, who wanted to be Curley, and the one on the end is my husband!

I called these guys the Three Stooges. The one on the left is our friend Tommy. The one in the middle is our preacher, Jason, who wanted to be Curley, and the one on the end is my husband!

It was a wonderful meal and a great way to celebrate the end of October with Christian friends and family. I can’t believe it’s November already, can you?

Speaking of November, today is my brother Robert’s birthday. He’s the best gift my parents ever gave me and I love him dearly. Happy Birthday, Robert!

I give thanks for such an abundance of blessings!

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Comments

  1. Rachel 2 Nov, 2010

    Wonderful post! Loved the pictures 🙂

  2. Potlucks are the best! I require the bottomless stomach teenage boys to go last at our church. Over 55’s are always first. Works for me!

  3. teresak 9 Nov, 2010

    Good idea but how did you talk them into it?