Right now I’m staring at my huge Lord of the Rings trilogy poster. I know that’s random. I’m just thinking how Tolkien was a genius, how I *LOVE* the Lord of the Rings, and how I really want to read the books again!
I’m also thinking how I can’t wait for the Hobbit to come out this next year!! Peter Jackson is my favorite director….(I wonder why….maybe because I love the LOTR so much?!), so yeah, I’m really excited. I heard they’re bringing Orlando Bloom back as Legolas. That’ll be cool….even though Legolas wasn’t in the book, so it’ll be interesting to see how they pull that off.
I’m so glad Ian McKellen is coming back as Gandalf. No one else could pull of Gandalf – just saying. It’d be like someone else trying to pull off Jack Sparrow instead of Johnny Depp. Yeah, totally not happening. 😉
I really love Middle Earth. It’s just awesome, and, well, amazing. I really wasn’t planning on talking about LOTR in this post, but I guess sometimes things turn out differently than we plan, haha.
Anyway…moving on! I’m *so* excited about Thanksgiving. I’m pretty sure I say that everyday. I don’t know why I’m so excited…..except for the fact that I love food and Thanksgiving food is amazing. Just thinking about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, sparkling cider, apple pie, pumpkin pie, ice cream….yum. I could go on and on. 😀 😀
We always get together with a certain family (who happen to live a block from us, so it makes it really easy to run back and get stuff we forgot) we’re friends with. We’ve been doing Thanksgiving & Christmas with them for about 4 years now I think. Well, we missed last Christmas because it was four days after my surgery….and I was still totally out of it, haha.
Along with this family, each of us usually invite 2 or 3 other families, so we always have a big group – meaning *tons* of fun. Plus, *tons* of food. 😀 We usually all have dinner mid-afternoon-ish, so we can “graze” the rest of the day, and play games until past midnight. Yeah, it’s a great time. We’re so thankful to know this family. They’re awesome.
I Chronicles 16:34 says, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.”
Verses like this always come to mind when I think about Thanksgiving…it seems like a holiday the Lord would smile upon because He commands us to give thanks and be thankful…so Thanksgiving seems like the perfect holiday. Especially on this wonderful day, we should always remember to give thanks to the Lord, for everything He has given us and all He does for us. He’s the One who gives us life, and we owe every fiber of our being to Him.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Any special traditions? What do you like most about it? 😀