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Friday Favorites: November 25

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I must not have eaten enough, because I’m hungry again.  There were a lot of favorites Thanksgiving week.

  • I’m not into getting up at the crack of dawn (or stroke of midnight) for Black Friday shopping.  We started our Christmas shopping in earnest last weekend and earlier this week.  I still have a few more gifts to decide on and other projects, but it seems manageable because I started early.
  • I finished scrapbooking 2010, except the journaling on a couple of pages.
  • I tried some homemade rolls I found on Pinterest.  They were yummy and not too labor intensive.  The best part was they made a lot!
  • My girls were awesome to help out in the kitchen on Pie day and Thanksgiving.  We all worked together the last couple of hours before dinner.  My mom jumped in and helped when she got here too.

If you have time to take a break from shopping and enjoying your family, here’s my favorite links this Friday.

  • Chef Tess shares some recipes for that leftover turkey.  Ours usually makes it to sandwiches and I freeze some for future dinners.
  • Are you tired of pie?  Me either, but these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Two Peas and & Their Pod look mighty good!
  • I’m sure we’ll start decorating for Christmas this weekend.  This snowman from Small Fry & Co. would be a cute addition to our decor.

Please share your favorite part of Thanksgiving and what you are looking forward to this weekend!  I’m hoping to get family pictures taken so I can work on getting Christmas cards mailed out.

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Family Home Evening: Working Together

Our lesson was on working together.  First we shared Doctrine and Covenants 138:56.  We talked about the struggle of one person lifting a heavy box versus two people lifting the same box and how much easier a job can be when we work together. I compared it to how strong a 2×4 is compared to two 2×4 supporting a load together; it’s more than twice as strong.  I shared a story called United We Stand by Joseph Walker from the LDS Living FHE lesson.  He makes the point that one horse pulled 7000 pounds and another horse pulled 8000 pounds.  When they pulled together, they pulled 33000 pounds, more than 4 times what they pulled alone!  What a great lesson on working together!

Our activity was carving pumpkins (remember this was last week), and our treat was brownies.

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