I am back in Dallas now and have been invited over to a close family friend's house for Thanksgiving... ummm... she actually invited my WHOLE family over! LOL! Boy! That Leeanne has a heart as big as Texas, because we added 11 people to her dinner table today! My sisters and mom and I are all cooking different dishes to help out, so this turkey day is not so difficult on any one person... except Leeanne! Love you girl!
Speaking of Thanksgiving and family... there will be one member of our family missing from our table today and that is my son-in-law, Cris. He is an Army soldier who is serving in Afghanistan. Talk about something to be thankful for... we are thankful for his courage... his sacrifice... and my daughter's courage and sacrifice, too. She is an Army wife and as one, they are often forgotten when our soldiers are thanked for their sacrifice, but these brave women are making sacrifices too. She worries about him all the time, but we are so grateful for technology and their ability to skype each other. Those moments keep her going. She is also part of a group of Army wives on Facebook. They encourage each other and help each other like no other. It's so cute to hear about all the care packages that these wives so painstakingly assemble and mail to their soldiers. I'm especially proud of the care packages that my daughter, Samantha, has done. Cris has been gone for a little over two months and she has managed to mail him SEVENTEEN care packages! Many of them are full of things that our family and friends have donated, but there were a few that she has taken special care and decorated using the cricut that I gave her for Christmas last year. Take a look at the special Thanksgiving package that she mailed him a few weeks ago...
Isn't that the cutest thing you ever saw!?! She took the flat rate postal boxes and decorated the inside flaps, so that when Cris opens them he gets a surprise! He cuts the flaps off of all the boxes that she does this too and hangs them over his bunk. So sweet!
Well, I hope that everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving!! Provocraft will be releasing new digital images for the CRICUT CRAFT ROOM EXCLUSIVE collection later today! I'll share them with you then!