"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We counted our blessings and thanked God for His abundant grace and mercy on our lives. I think everyone was most grateful for our little Miss Bella joining our family this year. To think that last year we didn't even know about Reece's Rainbow, let alone Bella Bogdana! What a difference a year can make!

Bella seemed to enjoy her first Thanksgiving and "mmmmm, mmmmm'd" her way through two plates of mashed potatoes and a piece of pumpkin pie. She also loves having people over and clapping for her as she dances her "Ukrainian" jig! LOL

She really took to her Aunt Brenda and sat on her lap while we were playing a card game after dinner. Here she is snuggled into Brenda:

And, here I am with my two oldest kids...and then some "Turkey" jumped into the shot at the last minute!!!

Hope that you all had a wonderful day too! Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

Love, Paula


  1. Hey, I've seen that Turkey in some of your other pictures!! We are thankful that Bella joined our family this year too! She is quite a blessing!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so glad we've 'met' your family!

  3. What a nice post!! I LOVE the bottom picture with Dad popping in in the background!! That's something my brother would do!