Nov 19, 2012

Of New Things and Thanksgiving

By Claire Enos

This past weekend and even the week to come have been full of new things for me. Yesterday, I went to a broadcasting of the Re-dedication Ceremony of the Boise, Idaho Temple. It was the first time for me, I'd never even heard of the Hosanna Shout before people started talking about the re-dedication. But this was an awesome first for me and I'm glad I got the chance to see it and participate!

This upcoming week I'll be staying up in Idaho for Thanksgiving instead of going home to see my family. This is definitely a first for me, not being with family. So, I've decided to cook up some of my favorite Thanksgiving Recipes on my own! (Except Turkey... I don't know how to bake it and I hate making any sort of meat). So, I'm thinking I'll make:

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • (Buy some Cranberry Sauce)
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
Are there any other ideas of recipes I should try or dishes I should try making? I'm open to almost anything as long as it doesn't involve cooking meat!

But, Thanksgiving isn't all about the food, so I thought I'd share some of what I'm thankful for with you as well!

  1. My roommates
  2. My family
  3. My friends
  4. Everyone who has ever critiqued me, I'm sure I've at least become a little better at writing because of you!
  5. The chance to go to school up here at BYU-Idaho
  6. Electronics (of all kinds! I'm sure I'll be watching quite a few movies, and tv shows this weekend!)
  7. Books (Already got a couple I'm planning to read this weekend!)
  8. I'm grateful to live in America!
  9. Money (at least having enough to live off of is nice!)
  10. Food! (Somehow I seem to be able to afford it! It's quite nice!)
What things are you grateful for? I'd love to hear them!



  1. Enjoy all your "firsts" Claire! I have a niece at for Sierra Brooke. She is amazing and you would love her!

    I am thankful that my husband has a job and that we have a home in which to live. I am grateful for clouds, and sunshine, good books, and chocolate. And of course I am grateful for the Savior and living in such a time and place that I can worship Him! hugs~

    1. I'll keep an eye out for her Kari! Thanks!


  2. Sometimes the beauty of the earth just sweeps me away. Today was one of those rare perfect days here. So for that always am I grateful.

    1. I agree, when a day looks gorgeous around this time of year it's always something to be thankful for! Thanks Terri!


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