Monday, November 30


Every year, all of (my side) the Shaeffer's get together for a massive Thanksgiving celebration.

Typically, there are anywhere from 25-32 people, 4-5 tables, and at least 9 grandchildren with their own children - adding another 9 GREAT-grandchildren who all join together for our annual Thanksgiving feast . . . and, by 'feast' - I mean a colossal amount of food!!!

My cousin, Ben, prepares the turkeys all year long, for their debut and fattens them up and just before they are about to explode from overeating, he cooks them. This year, he smoked TWO 48 POUND turkeys . . . 48 POUNDS . . . . A PIECE! They were heavier than Peter!!
After our delicious lunch, the kids get to enjoy a hayride.

They look forward to this every year . . even despite the freezing rain and drizzle, they held on tight for a long, cold ride and enjoyed every second of it.

We did almost tank . . . but, thanks to Mr. Ben, he was able to get the tractor back down the hill without jackknifing the trailer!

It was a wonderful day, full of family, laughter, singing and praising our High Priest who intercedes for US . . . His chosen people, who have been more than blessed this year!!

Praise God for His Great Love!