Photocredit: Israel Shirk

Come, ye thankful people, come,

Raise the song of harvest home;

All is safely gathered in,

Ere the winter storms begin.

God our Maker doth provide

For our wants to be supplied;

Come to God’s own temple, come,

Raise the song of harvest home.

(More pictures below.  Click to enlarge.  Family Photo by Israel Shirk.)


  1. Tammy in Germany says:

    Beautiful family picture! 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh my goodness! Gorgeous pictures. How is your entire family so photogenic? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love it!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! You are a gorgeous people :o)

  5. Happy Thaksgiving to you and yours. Awesome pictures, you should be very proud of your family they are gorgeous. Glad you all got to be together on this holiday

  6. Lovely! Truly! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. What a lovely family. A beautiful example for us all. Thanks for sharing…

  8. Love your family pic… love your family!
    Happy Thanksgiving~

  9. Hilda Zimmerman says:

    What a beautiful picture!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Blessed Thanksgiving….

    Grateful for you, this spruced up place, and all that you do…

    All’s grace,

  11. Wow Mary this is beautiful.

  12. What a beautiful family you have, and I love the words to that hymn 🙂

  13. What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

  14. Beautiful. ANd I’m envious that you’ve got a family pic (also gorgeous) already done. Lovely!

  15. Amazing pictures, Mary! So good to see all of your beautiful children individually and see how much they’ve grown/changed in the past five months since I’ve seen them in person! And, I LOVE the new blog layout! Very nice… love you, sis!

  16. Wonderful pictures, Mary!! Today Ron brought home the Costco cookbook, with your beautiful face and your forward. Love to you!

  17. Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  18. Beautiful! I love those hymns also. Such a beautiful family–so many blessings!

  19. Wonderful pictures of beautiful people!
    Congratulations on getting so much done already for Season’s Greetings.

  20. loving navigating the new layout. fab picture of your family. happy holidays! can’t wait to hear how you made out shopping today!!

  21. Mary,
    Holiday greetings to you to. Great pictures and music. Thanks for sharing with all of us. When I think that 3 adopted kids is getting overwhelming, I just think of you and laugh at myself!
    Season’s greetings to you all from our family.
    Gary, Deb, Will, Kevin and Arena Marie

  22. teresa white says:

    Mary, I have been visiting your site since I bought your book. what a blessing the song was this morning as i sit here in the hospital unexecptedly since thanksgiving day..I loved the pic of your family.. Ilove all your recipes (Mysister does too)Thank You for all you do. Teresa

  23. That has got to be the BEST large family picture…ever! Beautiful.