Canadian Thanksgiving 2014: The blessings of family and Nature

One choice I’ve been consciously making this past year is to find things to thank God for. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not because of the food, but because it gives me an opportunity to really focus on the many blessings in my life.

This past weekend my husband and I decided to take our children to Three Hills to spend time with my parents and two of my nieces. The week before Thanksgiving was hectic for both of us. In fact, we planned to leave at 1 p.m. and finally made it out of our yard at 4 p.m. However, making the trip was well worth it. Here are some of the blessings enjoyed this weekend.


A rainbow – the first of many wonderful surprises I encountered over the weekend.


A cockatoo at the Three Hills Guzoo delighted us with its clever sayings

Dandelion gone to seed

Another unexpected delight


Holding a skunk? Don’t worry, this one was de-scented 🙂


This beautiful sunrise greeted me when I stepped out of our camper on Sunday morning.

Fall scenery

My dad and I enjoyed the fall scenery by taking a walk

Ruth's parents

We enjoyed conversations, food, singing, and laughter with my parents

Ruth's nieces

Although my sister is in Africa, her two oldest daughters are in Canada. It was good to spend time with them this weekend. We especially enjoyed singing together.

camp fire

What’s camping without a campfire. Yet another delight we were able to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend.

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