This was absolutely the best weekend we have had in a long time! Annalee had her cheerleading competition. We were worried about how the girls would do because one of the girls didn't show up for the competition, which meant they had to change their dance a little bit an hour before the show. They did awesome! Their team got the "Elite" trophy, which was explained that they were the best of the best! We are so proud of them! It made all of the extra practices definitely worth it. It was bittersweet, though, because the season is over. The girls are going to ride in the Christmas parade in a few weeks and have their party, then it'll be over.
Sunday evening we invited some of our church family over for a Thanksgiving meal. Everyone brought something and we had food everywhere! After it was all said and done, the majority of the food had been eaten! I think next time I need to do a 2nd dish of sweet potato casserole and we need another chocolate pie! Everything was soooo delicious! The kids all got along great. It was so wonderful to sit back and listen to all of the conversation and laughter. I love to hear laughter. We were all so tired by the end of the night, but I was sad to see everyone leave. If December wasn't such a busy month, I'd invite everyone back for a Christmas meal! I hope we are able to do this again every year.
We are so blessed. I have learned many lessons this year. I questioned why God has closed a couple of doors in my life, but this weekend showed me that He is pouring out so many blessings into our lives. Blessings that I probably would have missed, if that door had not been closed.