Sunday, November 27, 2011

raising banners

For Thanksgiving this year we wanted to lift our eyes and hearts to remember the goodness of God to give us His good gifts (our lives are so full of His grace!).  It seemed sweet that we could be surrounded with thanks,  enclosed within gratefulness at each meal, our dining table encircled with banners of thanks.    We actually didn't get ourselves completely surrounded this year.... but next year we'll be on the job a bit earlier and we'll get it done and then some.... I hope!

What a joy to celebrate such a Giver as our God!  
And how good it is for us to lift our eyes and hearts, our voices and our pens to Him in THANKS!

The kids all loved the banner that Matt made for each one of them... all truly goofy and fun and complete with their names in the three languages we love
Our big girl bannered her thanks for her little sis....  and what'a letter or two out of place?
We all know that VIIV means Vivi, right!?  
And the banner next to it?.... That I could be his.... what lavish wonder!


  1. What a wonderful idea! I'll have to remember this for Thanksgiving next year :)

  2. So glad I came across your blog through the comment left on ashley ann photography. Reading the well worn link was a huge encouragement to follow hard after Christ and to daily seek that my life is fully His. It seems that we are much in the same boat when it comes to family. My husband and I were married in '04 with kids born in '05, '07, '09, '10... I know it can be crazy but full of joy, and it's nice to see a family similar and still wanting to use their lives to serve. Thanks for the encouragement and keep fighting the good fight!