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Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

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George and I are taking next week off from blogging.   Thanksgiving is next Thursday and we want to spend time with each other,   visit family and friends,  and just spend the week being very thankful for all of our many blessings.



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Thanksgiving is a special time for me... I remember,  when I was a little girl,  waiting for my two brothers to come 'home' for Thanksgiving.  My mother was an excellent cook---and the special Thanksgiving dinners (along with the stories around the table) will always be in my memory ---and bring huge smiles to my face.


I also am thankful for you,  my special blog friends...  I will close with this poem--just for YOU.


I'm Thankful for YOU
by Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them, 
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let's be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
YOU are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving, 
I'm thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope all of you have a great week.  We'll be back in touch on Monday,  November 28.  God Bless ALL of you!

Hugs,
Betsy



84 comments:

diane b said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your break and enjoy memories of happy times with your families.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Enjoy your week off, and happy Thanksgiving!

From the Kitchen said...

Enjoy your holiday, Betsy. I hope you spend it surrounded by family, friends and love.

Best,
Bonnie

gigihawaii said...

Lovely memories, Betsy! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Fred Alton said...

Betsy and George! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to two tremendous friends. You both have been such an inspiration to me with your caring ways. May the Lord reward you both for all the strength you continuously add to other people's lives.

floweringmama said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday with you and yours.

Happy turkey day!

Snap said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

that is a wonderful poem. enjoy your week next week!

Daisy said...

Have a great week, Betsy! Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)

Dorothy said...

Very nice poem and post! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and George!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Have a wonderful week off. Enjoy our very crisp but getting warmer, weather!

Sandra said...

Happy TG see you when you return

imac said...

Have a happy time Betsy-George.
Family and together time - wonderful.

We are holidaying for the next 2 weeks also.

Larry said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Larry

Mama-Bug said...

Happy Thanksgiving Betsy and George! Enjoy the holidays! See you when you get back.

Arkansas Patti said...

Have a wonderful day and break Betsy. Take pictures.
Wonderful poem that should be heeded.

Elizabeth said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation, dear Betsy, with your special someone, and all others you hold dear. If it gets cold enough, maybe George will start a fire in the fireplace!

As the lovely poem suggests, I will be on the lookout to enjoy the small delights, and to thank you for bringing love and light to the blogsphere, and to me! I am so happy to know you.

love, elizabeth in mississippi

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is such a sweet poem!!!
I wish for you and George a beautiful holiday surrounded by those that you love.
xoxoxo

Diane said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George, Betsy. Diane

Twilight Man said...

Happy thanksgiving to you Betsy and George! Hope you will have a happy time to be with your loved ones.

The only Thanksgiving break I ever had was in 1991 when my classmate invited me to stayover with their Korts family in Erie, Pa. It was so fun with fondest memories for me too!

LV said...

Thank you Betsy for this wonderful Thanksgiving tribute. Enjoy your time with George and family. Trust you are getting stronger. Not sure what I will do yet.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

A great big Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours... God bless ya'll!!! =)

Lynda said...

I am thankful you are feeling better and getting to enjoy time with family. I'll miss you next week but will look forward to another update when you return!

Ms. A said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Betsy!

Ginny said...

I love your special falling leaves! I guess by now, George never wants to see another leaf fall again! I hope you both have a wonderful, cozy, and blessed Thanksgiving, Betsy!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George! All of us are thankful for you two and for your beautiful photos and stories you share with us here in blog land. Have a wonderful week and stay well!
Hugs, Cheryl

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends! Thank you so very much my friend for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I always look forward to your visits :o) ...and also for checking out and commenting on the art orders I post on my facebook page :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

CottonLady said...

Thanksgiving Blessings to you and George! Have a wonderful and "restful" week, next week. Hugs to you both, dear friends.

HolleyGarden said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends. Eat well, relax, and enjoy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. Have a wonderful week of love and laughter. Enjoy God's blessings.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy and George!
xo, misha

Happyone:-) said...

A beautiful poem!!
I very special Happy Thanksgiving to you and George. I am happy and thankful to have both of you as blogging friends!! : )

Kay said...

I hope that you and George have a wonderful holiday. It will just be me and my BFF Hiker here alone at home. My first Thanksgiving without Ben. It will be sad, but I will survive it.

Hugs,
Kay

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving Betsy and George!

Pedaling said...

That's what it's all about!

Enjoy!

Janice K said...

We are thankful for you, too. Have a wonderful week!

Ann said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to both you and George. See you when you get back

Karin said...

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving dear Betsy and George! Trust you are feeling much improved and will gain strength every new day! Be blessed! I'm thankful for the both of you!!

Linda said...

Thanks, Betsy. And a blessed Thanksgiving to you and George. And a healthy one, too!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Enjoy Thanksgiving

GreatGranny said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George.
God Bless You two as well.

Susie Swanson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy those keepsake memories. They are priceless..Susie

Rose said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy! Been thinking about taking time off myself. Yet I hate getting behind on everyone's blogs.

Retired English Teacher said...

I will miss you, but then again, I also will be taking some time off.

Rest up and enjoy your time.

Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Sally

Big Dude said...

Hope you guys have a great week ande holiday.

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy - Happy Thanksgiving to you, George, and your family - have a great one. Nice post. Thanks. Glad you are my friend. sandie

Linda@VS said...

I hope you and George have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Betsy--then come back refreshed and ready to post more of your beautiful photos. :)

Mary said...

Have a nice week off! Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!

Neal said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George....don't eat too much. :)

Out on the prairie said...

hope you have a grand holiday!

nanny said...

Have a great week.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and George.

Catherine said...

Wishing you and George a very happy Thanksgiving Betsy!
xo Catherine

Lola said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Enjoy your family & friends.

Small City Scenes said...

Go and enjoy. We will be at my daughter's in Ritzville.
Memories........

MB

Splendid Little Stars said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Betsy!

Denise said...

And we're very thankful for you and George. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you Betsy, and have a wonderful time with your family.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California.

Betsy, I hope you and George have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Take care and have a Great Week - *TOGB -Gmail Contact

Marie said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog...as always, I appreciate you! Happy Thanksgiving to you both! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful poem Betsy.
I hope you, George and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Judy

Amish Stories said...

Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family's, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.

hundredsofideas said...

Yes we do have many reasons to be Thankful. I do hope you and George have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and that you are continuing to heal 100%.

Lola said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & George.
Enjoy your time off.

Cheryl said...

Wishing you and George a wonderful Thanksgiving. I really liked the poem...very, very meaningful!

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Just saw the great pic on FB. Blessings and safe travels.

Andrea said...

Enjoy your week Betsy and George, take care, eat healthy!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and friends!!

Carletta said...

God Bless you too Betsy!
Happy Thanksgiving!

ladyfi said...

Have a loving, joyful week!

amelia said...

I hope you enjoy your time away Betsy. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and George, as well, Betsy! There is indeed so much to be thankful for--may we ever be mindful of it.

Love, Beth

Janice K said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wendy said...

What beautiful pictures you post, Betsy! And I love that rainbow in your header!!

I hope you have fully recovered from your illness and can enjoy some Thanksgiving turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Hugs

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

A Great Big Happy Happy Happy Thanksgiving To You, George & Everyone!!! God Bless!!! =)

Loren said...

How wonderful! I know you guys are enjoying every minute with each other and your family!!

I, too am So thankful to have time to just be together and be thankful for all the Blessings the Lord has given us!

I am so thankful for YOU Betsy and for the precious example that you and George are!

Have a Blessed and Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Love you

JDS said...

Great poem - and so true. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

ladyfi said...

Have a joyful time!

Ann Nichols said...

Hope you are having a lovely time!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings!
Ann

Chad said...

Lovely poem! Happy Thanksgiving Betsy!

Amish Stories said...

I love the effects that you came up with for your Thanksgiving post, well done. And i hope you have a good rest from blogging until your return. Richard

Cicero Sings said...

I hope your thanksgiving was just lovely with many golden moments.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, I hope you and your had a wonderful thanksgiving. Lovely post.

novita darmawan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Aunt...
More blessing for your family...

Love,

Novi.

Callie said...

Love the header photo! I need to get started on putting up our Christmas decorations. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Fred Alton said...

I'm glad you and George were able to get away for a week! Thanksgiving is tailor made for family fun times and giving thanks to our God. He IS good to give me great blogging friends like you two.