I just got to spend a fabulous week out at Kira’s house for the Thanksgiving Holiday – so once again I am reminded of how incredibly blessed we are and how many reasons we have to be thankful. When Kira and Kayla were growing up, each Thanksgiving we got together with my siblings and their cousins in a great big house for the long weekend and one of our favorite activities was to CRAFT. Every year we picked different activities and most of the time my hubby was busy cutting out wood decorations – It looks like the love of creating your own decorations has continued into by Kira and Kayla’s family – but since we happened to be at Kira’s house – I thought I’d share some pictures of her decorations.
We ‘stole’ all three of the grand daughters for a couple days and headed up to the YMCA in Estes Park (link to their website) which is just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Our cabin was up on the hillside with an amazing view of the Rockies where we could watch the deer, elk and turkeys stroll by the windows. In the evenings when it got dark – we got to be crafty – Thank heavens for Pinterest and all the ideas that people have posted. I purchased finger paints and we made a Thanksgiving placemat for each person. We used the feathers from the turkey that my husband got with his bow and arrow last year to make turkeys from pinecones the girls collected and headbands from soft cuddle fabric and the large turkey feathers.
We spent an amazing day in Rocky Mountain National Park where the girls did activities to earn their Jr Ranger Badges and went for a walk around Bear Lake – well – actually we walked down the sunny side and the back on the sunny side – and every once and awhile we would sneak out onto the ice covered lake.
We are launching a new section on our website today called Printables. I love to take photographs and I love to be inspired by uplifting thoughts or quotes. I thought we would combine my two passions. Each week we hope to post a new ‘photo’ with an inspiring message. I hope you like our first one. It reminds me to have an attitude of gratitude every day of the year.
You can download it for free for the first week, then it will be just a dollar after that. They were designed to be printed as a 4×6 photo so you can easily print it and post in on your fridge or your mirror or wherever your heart desired.
I’d also like to invite you to participate in Light the World . It’s sponsored by our church – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and it encourages us to make a special effort every day between now and Christmas to reach out and share our time, love and resources with those in need. You’ll find a copy of a calendar here loaded with ideas.
The Musers – Sheila, Kira and Kayla