Thanksgiving Recap

We had a beautiful Thanksgiving day. Yes, some of us did our annual turkey trot, and the weather and company were perfect. We all enjoyed a day off work and spent lots of time together. 

Here’s a recap in pictures.

Turkey trot with Nathan
The girls made an incredible breakfast of: bacon, egg and meat breakfast casserole, fruit and yogurt, and pumpkin muffins. A perfect refuel meal after our run!
Dad preparing the turkey
GiGi and I playing Sequence (and yes, she beat me both games!)
Anna making gravy
Making mashed potatoes
Our Thanksgiving crew on the home front
Bible time
Then, the Pilgrims showed up! Nathan and Melanie’s family were with a widow and friends, and some stopped in afterward.
Each of the kids gave a little speech, as if they were one of the Pilgrims. So well done!
This little Pilgrim played tug of war — which Ellie loves!

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
2 Corinthians 9:15

11 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Recap”

    1. They were super cute. I good friend gifted them with those outfits plus several books about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving. The children read those books and then made up their presentations. They did well.

  1. Looks like a delightful Thanksgiving day!
    I enjoyed all the photos–especially seeing those precious Pilgrims.
    I’m glad Sarah and GiGi enjoyed a game of Sequence—some of my family enjoys that game too! 🙂
    God bless you all, Patti

    1. It was so much fun to have the “pilgrims” come in at the end of Bible time Thanksgiving night. We didn’t know they were coming, and they we so adorable in their outfits. Gigi enjoys some board games and 300 piece puzzles.

  2. Dear Maxwell family,

    wow! I loved seeing the pilgrims: reenacting is always such a powerful tool for children and adults alike to learn about history and faith. It is so nice to experience first-hand what happened all the way back when, right now in 2018!

    And the tug of war picture… just too cute for words!

    Many blessings,


      1. Hi Teri!

        We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, or have anything of the sorts. We do have a few other Christian/Catholic feasts, including All Saint’s Day on November 1st and The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception on December 8th. They are both national holidays which we do get to spend with family, cherishing the precious moments with them.

        Many blessings,


  3. What a blessing your family has been to me via these posts, Mom’s Corner, books, etc! Thank you!
    A couple of my daughters and I are runners, so I noticed the shirts that Sarah, Anna, and Mary were wearing in the pics. They are so cute and wondered where you/they got them.


    Galations 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

  4. Awww… so cute. loved the kids pilgrim costumes. we have that game sequence and my mom is the sequence genius she always wins lol.
    btw – when you guys run, what do you wear when its freezing cold? my dad and i run but we dont like to run in the cold lol.

    1. GiGi is really good at Sequence too! 🙂 It depends on the temperature and what layers I use, but I prefer not to wear a coat when possible. I love UnderArmour’s ColdGear turtleneck, and I have a black, stretch skirt I wear for exercise, and pair that with either CuddlDud leggings or ColdGear Base Layer. I have an UnderArmour ear band that’s my favorite.

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