Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

I thought I'd celebrate this Thanksgiving by sharing one of our favorite Turkey Day stories.

In the fall of 2004, Robbie and I had both returned to college: Robbie to complete his Bachelor's degree and me to begin my Master's degree. We had moved to east Texas and rented a home, taking a few years off from our "normal life" to complete our degrees. Mama and Daddy came up to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with us.

As usual, we had a huge turkey in the oven, somewhere in the 15-18 pound range. However, Robbie had also slipped a cornish hen in the oven to cook. My parents and I were visiting in the living room when Robbie slipped into the kitchen to check on the turkey. He took out the cornish hen and placed in on the china platter, then added some fruits and vegetables to decorate the tray. He walked into the living room carrying the platter and said, "I know you're used to us making a big turkey, but now that we are poor college students, this is all we could afford this year." My parents, of course, knew that he was joking but we laughed and laughed and took these fun photos of the "poor college students' turkey."

We had so much fun taking photos of the cornish hen that we didn't get a photo of the turkey that year! However, here's a photo from 2008 which shows what our turkey usually looks like.

I am so thankful for fun memories like these, having fun with family and lots of laughter. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with fun, food, family and (of course) lots of laughter!


Sian said...

That's a good one! Happy Thanksgiving Melissa!

Rachel B said...

Hehe, Happy Thanksgiving for yesterday :)

Missus Wookie said...

That's a lovely story - glad you got photographs of that poor college student's turkey ;)