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Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Excitement and Anticipation

Lots of fun, exciting things are happening around here. Some that I can talk about and some that I can't mention just yet...
We are in birthday season around here! I call it birthday season because we have six birthdays between September 29th-December 26th. We have already had Isaiah, Alexandria, Brandon, and Sydney's birthday. Next Tuesday is Bree's third birthday and then Manny is the day after Christmas.

We are expecting Albert's Dad and Step mom in town next week for Thanksgiving. Our children are beyond excited at the prospect of spending time with their grandparents. Albert and I are in full planning mode for Thanksgiving dinner. I've been looking up recipes and menu ideas. We love cooking Thanksgiving dinner together and eating with our kids at home. We can't wait.

My mom has also told us that she's coming for Christmas. We are very excited about that, as this will be the first Christmas that Nana has spent with us. More menu and recipe planning is underway for that! The kids are excited to start decorating as soon as Thanksgiving has passed.

Lots of busy bodies here, lots of excitement and lots of looking forward to the days and weeks ahead. The anticipation here is very heavy! I love the holiday season...it's such a wonderful time of the year...it just seems so warm and cozy and family-ish. I have noticed that I've been slacking on updates, so I will make a better effort to get better with that. I miss writing and putting all our family happenings and activities on paper..or online.
If anyone has any great recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes please let me know! I'd love to hear them!

22 comments:

Dawn said...

One of my favorite things is making homemade stuffing. My secret ingredient is subsituting 7up for half of the water. Creates a wonderful unique flavor.

Anonymous said...

Besides the turkey, potatoes, etc, I do two sides. If I don't do them, the kids get upset. But it's nothing special...green beans with bacon and onions, and FRESH fruit salad. Used to do canned and it was okay, but nothing beats fresh!
Continuing to pray!
Psalms 91:14-15 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
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Angela & Albert Fontenot said...

Those sound like great ideas ladies! I think I will incorporate allthree of them!

Anonymous said...

Hope you can find good fruit. My salads always depend on what I can find when I make it!
Praying in Seattle!
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
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Anonymous said...

The Lord is working, even during trying times! Praying!
Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm always here praying!
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm continuing to pray!
Isaiah 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
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Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Psalms 62:5-6 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
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Anonymous said...

Praying in Seattle!
Psalms 62:5-6 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm still here praying!
Psalms 62:7-8 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
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Anonymous said...

Praying!
Lamentations 3:21-25 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
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Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray!
Psalms 34:17-19 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
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Anonymous said...

Still praying hard in Seattle!
Psalms 34:4, 6-7 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (6-7) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
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Anonymous said...

Hope this beautiful Gospel passage gives you comfort! Praying!
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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Anonymous said...

Lifting up prayers right now!
Psalms 20:5-7 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
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Anonymous said...

What comforting verses! Praying!
Psalms 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Prayer Bears
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Anonymous said...

Praying in Seattle!
Psalms 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
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