30 Day Challenge – Thankful

Ten things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my Lord and Savior and what he has done for my life.

2. I am thankful for my family and their support of me and all that I do.

3. I am thankful for friends who are there for me and will help me through anything.

4. I am thankful for my education.  Especially when having an education is not a privilege that everyone gets to have.

5. I am thankful for my jobs and the ability to support myself as well as work for some awesome people.

6. I am thankful for my dog, Baylie.  I love her so much!

7. I am thankful for today and each day that the Lord allows me to live and serve him.

8. I am thankful for provision of the Lord, both on saving my life in more than one way and for always giving me everything that I need.

9. I am thankful for the passions the Lord has given me for orphans and adoption and pray that through his provision I will continue to be able to follow these and help them play out in my life.

10. I am thankful for my birthmother and her decision to give me up for adoption. Especially when that wasn’t the popular thing and probably not the “easy” thing.


30 Day Challenge – Thanksgiving

I am so excited about this post!  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one of the most cherished times that I spend with my family.  Today I am going to tell you about the traditional Thanksgiving menu for my family. Yum yum!  Just thinking about it makes me super excited for what is to come in just a couple weeks!



Dressing Balls – regular & oyster

Aunt Jackie’s Rolls

Flat Bread Sticks


Mashed Potatoes

Grandma Betty’s Dumplins

Aunt Betty’s Green Beans

Uncle Paul’s Candy Apple Salad

My mom’s Seven Layer Salad

Shirley’s Cranberry Salad

Cousin Carolyn’s Pimento Cheese

Lots of random appetizer foods

Aunt Rochelle’s Pumpkin Pie


Rice Krispie Treats

lots of other desserts


These are the items that we always have and we usually have a lot of other food also. We typically feed more than 50 people at Thanksgiving and it it always a ton of fun!!