David Archuleta: Happy Thanksgiving! A Special Message From Richard Parkinson, Macy’s Day Memories, Andy’s Thanksgiving Day Reflection, A Video By Patty-Ann, On Giving Thanks, Vote~


David~ Thanksgiving Reflection~ edit credit Patty-Ann **CLICK TO BIGGER IT**

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A Special Thanksgiving Message From Richard Parkinson “Papa FOD!” (@onerichsong)

Gratitude. I’m so full of gratitude. There are mornings I wake up and can’t believe I get to live the life I do. It truly is a blessing. I think anyone that can truly say that they completely love what they do for a living is extremely fortunate, especially in these economic times.

 It hasn’t been easy for us. We have had to create our own way. I teach songwriting classes every week and coach a lot of songwriters and artists privately. I’m also in the studio a ton… sometimes for a ridiculous number of hours at completely ridiculous hours. It’s not glamorous, it’s a lot of work, but we love it! And there is turkey on the table this weekend, so all is well.

 It has been an interesting experience for me over the last several years since I started working with David. The music business has changed an insane amount over that time. Budgets aren’t what they used to be, both at the independent and label levels. People used to buy whole albums. That doesn’t happen anymore. People now buy singles and that has cut into the overall profits of the industry (not to mention illegal downloads). There’s nothing wrong with this and there’s nothing to be upset about it, but we’ve had to adjust. Decisions have to be made differently. Where and how we are using resources is different than even two years ago. Those who understood the business 5 years ago seem lost in the fog.

 (Now, I’m not talking about the die hard loyal fans like you. I know you all buy albums and for this I say “Thank you!” Your support has been nothing short of impressive. To think that I’m sharing this message today on a website we started over four years ago just blows my mind. We have so many folks visit this site every day. Really, it’s amazing.)

 I remember when we started this site. Our hope was to provide an incredibly positive and safe environment for anyone who wanted to share in the joy that David brought them. I think, for the most part, we have provided that. We have never made money from our site. All of those who write, moderate, contribute in any way… well, they do it because they love it and do so completely on a volunteer basis. The hours, and days, and even years that so many have put in to making this site incredible deserve a standing ovation!

 I recognized years ago that David is unique. Most of his uniqueness, in my opinion, comes from his absolute humility. I have always appreciated that from him. I have learned an awful lot from him with his loving approach to those around him.

 I can’t imagine how difficult a decision it was for him to serve a 2 year mission. To leave everything behind had to be difficult. But he made that decision and I’m so glad he did. I know he’ll come back an even better person than he was before. Mind blowing, isn’t it? But, that’s what a mission does. When you get completely outside of yourself and immerse 100% of your time, talent, and energy into the lives of those you are serving, how could you not become a better person? It’s exciting to think of how he’ll be able to share with all of us once he gets back!

 We had a close friend of ours share pictures just yesterday at the airport with her son coming home from his two year mission. It honestly felt like he just left. Two years goes by so quickly. I sit and shake my head every time I think that it’s been almost five years since David was on Idol, nearly eight years since I met him, and over three years since we were in Prague recording the orchestra for “Christmas From The Heart”. Please, give me a minute while I take that all in…

I want to share a sincere thank you to all of you for supporting David, and this site, and especially his decision to serve for two years. There is nothing secret about what he’s doing on his mission. But it is sacred. There’s a big difference. Allowing him to focus on the task at hand is very generous of all of you. So, thank you!

I have been so impressed with the efforts of Kari in keeping everyone in the loop of what David is up to. I think it’s so cool that they are doing what they are for everyone. It’s actually unique that they are allowing the small glimpses into his mission that they are. But, he’s unique, so it fits. 🙂

Thank you all for being so wonderful! I look forward to the opportunities of seeing you at future concerts!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day! Don’t forget to pull out the “really good” Christmas music soon 😉


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Macy’s 2008 Was My Kind Of Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ~credit: Spokeo~


The above photos (click to “bigger”) are from Spokeo. CLICK HERE to see more on their site! 

 Of course Charlie Brown & Lucy were there!

The Float Approaching Caused Great “Fan” Excitement!

Video credit: STINA8614

David Archuleta and Crush on a Float = Parade Perfection

**Video credit : Emilyyy8586**
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 Special Thanksgiving Tweets:

~ from Kari

~And From David (Team Archuleta) 🙂


David’s 2010 Thanksgiving Time Challenge

This past week on twitter, I saw someone tweet about missing David’s “challenges.” I wish I would have grabbed the tweet to share here. Even better, though, I’ll repost his twitter challenge from 2010 at this time. He tweeted it the day before Thanksgiving. David wanted us to reach out and visit a neighbor.

The challenge was a good one…. might be a nice time to meet his challenge again.
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A 2011 Vlog Sprinkled with Gratitude

David’s vlog last year the week before Thanksgiving was filled with excitement about the approaching Christmas tour and season. He also mentioned plans to spend Thanksgiving with the family, and a number of other recent projects: the Wait vid, GCT promo in Utah, visiting IC, partnership with ChildFund… As I was re-listening to the blog,  the word “gratitude” jumped out at me.  With each experience David shares, he exhibits a humble appreciation for what he’s been given. And I, so very often, have been grateful for  his example!

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Thanksgiving Wishes From Andy

Andy wrote a lovely poem of thanks and reflection to share today. Thanks so much Andy for your words and for sending it in!

From Andy Silerio Las Vegas, Nevada @davidarchuleta7

May this Thanksgiving be
a time that overflows
with a happeniess…
And may the beauty of
this season warm your heart
in all the days that follow.
Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you guys and David Archuleta.
Happy Thanksgiving! I love you guys so much

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“Make You Happy”

Patty-Ann made a sweet little video to share. On a day like today when we’re thinking about all we’re thankful for, and thinking about the important people in our lives, we are reminded of that innate desire we possess  just to see them happy…to know they’re happy.

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On Being Thankful

~credit: Mary Lou (Pastel)~

Today is a day set aside for all in the US to embrace with gratitude, our freedoms, fun,  great food, friends, family, more food, and lots of football (if you’re not on your way to a hockey rink.) 😉

It’s also a time to reflect on, pray for, reach out to, and remember those who have recently experienced  loss, illness, devastation, or despair.

Sharing a few things I’m thankful for today …just a few  😉
*My college son who sends me unexpected texts that make me smile..and tear up
*a daughter whose heart is big & her faith bigger
*another daughter who’s working hard to be a good leader
*my youngest who would have you think he’s the oldest with his charm and street smarts
* My husband who pulls in my reins and redirects my sails when needed
*My family and their love
*My Mom my angel who watches over me
* Our new puppy cute and challenging rolled into 1.
*Our older dog who has shown me what angelic canine patience is all about
*pilates and #DA2014
*My FOD and fan family
*My “David” friends who mean the world to me
* Kari because she’s awesome and for her commitment to David
*Nandito Ako
*Recently: Forevermore, BEGIN. , and FEE & Rainbow Remix which is ON IT’s WAY!
* Trader Joe’s (most everything inside)
*My first pair of Ugg boots…but the “cold” I’ll wear them in …not so much
*David Archuleta for being my favorite artist, for his voice,his spirit, and for his example of service..
*David’s music which makes my every day..
*my new comfy pillow…I think it’s calling
*** That was just a lil start! 🙂
What would you have on your list?

Here are your voting links: Click on each  vote!

Golden Teevee
1. Fave Variety & Game Show – vote for Wil Time Bigtime! (YES!)
17. Fave TV Drama – Nandito Ako
Golden Mask Awards
3. Fave TV Young Rising Star – vote for Eula Caballero and Jasmine Curtis

4. Fave Breakthrough TV Performance – VOTE FOR OUR BOY!


Kalei will be back with a great post for you tomorrow!

Wishing all of you a beautiful Thanksgiving day!

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111 Responses to David Archuleta: Happy Thanksgiving! A Special Message From Richard Parkinson, Macy’s Day Memories, Andy’s Thanksgiving Day Reflection, A Video By Patty-Ann, On Giving Thanks, Vote~

  1. Patty-Ann says:

    Hi Joanie and thank you for posting my pic and video 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here.
    I am thankful for my family and friends.
    I am thankful for David and his music and his example. He is the most kind and loving person I’ve ever met and I try to follow his nonjudgmental ways of being.
    Hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving. Love Andy’s poem. Today is a day to be grateful for all that we have in our lives.

  2. kimk says:

    Joanie thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!!

    waving hi guys.. have the best of times today!!!

    HO HO HO.. it’s almost Christmas time too!!!!!!! 🙂

    Larissa ‏@LtravelsDsworld
    Pic of the Day: This Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for? @DavidArchie, CFTH tour, San Francisco, Nov 09


  3. VaBeachArchie says:


    Good morning Patty-Ann. kimk and FOD!

    THANKS Joanie for the WONDRFUL post. So much to be thankful for…my health, my family, my friends, a job I love, finding David, his music and his fans. Patty-Ann AWESOME pic and vid! GREAT pics from the Macy’s parade…thanks Spokeo! Beautiful poem Andy Selerio.

    VOTING on the polls…keep David on the charts and the countdowns! Really GREAT seeing David up with the big boys!

    ENJOY your Thanksgiving! All I can say is YUM!

  4. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey Fod Friends,
    I’m just about to go to bed but was wondering how everyone was in Fodland. I’ve been putting off stopping in cos I want to do more than just post and run…but tonight I thought its better I do that than everyone think i’ve plain old forgotten them. So heaps of 🙂 and ((hugs)) and *waving*.
    And ya know…theres a certain sense of all being right in the world when you log onto FOD and you’re always instantly greeted with some beautiful lead pic (plus all the pics that follow) and without you even realising it, a big smile jusy spontaneously crosses your face. (Patty-Ann, gorgeous edit! Love it. Think I might put that one as my wallpaper on my phone.)
    So huge thanks to Joanie for today’s post and all the great FODMODS who faithfully keep the posts coming. ((hugs))

    Little note…i went out with the missionary sisters tonight. They’re boyh American. They reminded me its thanksgiving in the US (so Happy Thanksgiving to all the Archie’s celebrating! One of the sisters said she’ll ask her family to send a can of pumpkin at Christmas so I can try authentic pumpkin pie! 🙂 Hopefully she remembers. lol I hope everyone is having a lovely time with the friends and family and counting their many blessings. 🙂 ) Of course they both saw my David Archuleta sticker on the back of my car, lol. It was fun anyway. Always appreciate the little connections to david. 🙂
    I could go on with other vague little bits of david-related news from my life but think I better end my little (or not so little) blab there. Gosh I surprise myself sometimes. Just don’t realise I have these speeches in me until I get started and just can’t stop. lol I guess change comes slowly sometimes huh? 😉

  5. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Gosh…all my typos…talk about change coming slowly sometimes… nothing changes with me it seems… 🙄

  6. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh i’m a mess…can’t save Patty-Ann’s pic…my phone is full. Mostly with david pics! lol (true story!)
    Well its after midnight now and i’ve got visitors first thing in the morning. Love to all. Miss everyone. Miss David. Miss the fun. But always get a feeling of relief when I log into fod after a short time away – its kinda like a feeling of coming home. Take great care friends. 🙂

  7. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Awww…Patty-Ann …that video…makes me miss the guy so much (in a good way). Just want him to be happy….. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and making it. 🙂

  8. Patty-Ann says:

    Thanks VaBeachArchie and Shanny and everyone. Have a Happy!

  9. VaBeachArchie says:

    GREAT hearing from you Shnny! Agree… so thankful for FOD and the FABULOUS posts by the AWESOME mods! We also have AMAZING fans that contribute pics, vids and David goodies. Add to that the GREAT comments and links from so many Archies….a David Archuleta LOVEFEST EVERY DAY! THANK YOU!

  10. granny Lyn from South Africa says:


  11. cq#DA2014 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Joanie, wonderful Thanksgiving post. I’m so blessed and I thank God everyday for the beautiful family and friends I have. I’m also so grateful that I became such a huge fan of David because it’s such a fun ride following his career. I’m thankful for all of David’s fans I have the pleasure to somehow connect with because of him. I might not always agree with everyone, but I truly respect every single one of you.

  12. Candy says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! Wishing you a day filled with family, friends, fun and good food!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DEAR FRIEND AND DAVID TRAVEL PARTNER MAUREEN (angelbymyside) I hope your day is as special as you are!

  13. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I am so thankful for a wonderful young man, David Archuleta for being a part of my life through his music and his example of the kind of person we all should be. I am grateful for Be Still My Soul and the power this song has brought to my life to bring me back to the gospel I love and be a constant beacon to my life and reminder that the Lord is on my side through thick and thin. I am grateful for the amazing friends I’ve forged just because of being a fan of David. I am grateful to David for his encouragement to others to develop their talents. Because of this I have improved my singing and even had the courage to sing in front of others. God bless this wonderful and beautiful soul that is David Archuleta while he is on his mission and throughout his life. Happy Thanksgiving to him, his family and to everyone here.

  14. jhen says:

    Kimk- definitely signing is a big factor in selling technique, because people want to see him closely and you can shake his hand. I really wish David recor some more opm songs for Forevermore to add on the expanded edition. But maybe they can’t do that due to time was limited.

  15. Grannycrush says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Thanks to you, Joanie, and all of the FOD staff for taking the time out of their very busy lives to bring us all of the wonderful videos and information to keep us in the loop. David has such awesome fans. We don’t always agree on everything, but we all agree that David is meant to be an inspiration to others in this world that tends to not always be going in the right direction. I think we also agree that we want him to have a career when he gets back, so I am thankful for everybody who works hard to keep his name out there whether it is by tweeting about him, voting for him, watching his videos on Youtube, buying his music, or commenting on fan sites.

    I am still at my daughter’s house. She is getting better every day. I am thankful that I have my health and am able at 71 to keep up with two little boys and take care of all the needs of this busy family. Glad it is only temporary, because they need to get on with their lives, and I have another life many states away. It is good to feel needed and helpful to others. As David has said when you help others, you get more out of it than they do.
    Have a blessed day!

  16. Virtue says:

    I’m thankful today and everyday for each and every one of you here. You are a blessing to me. Thanks!

  17. Virtue says:

    Andy, your poem is beautiful!

  18. sarahhazel says:


  19. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:


    I’m so thankful for all of you. Your sense of humor, your support, your advice, your kindness, your imagination, your talents, your family stories, your recipes, your loving hearts & your efforts to bring links to videos, blogs & tweets for us to share 😀

    A BIG, BIG, BIG, THANK YOU to FOD for your dedication, support & love of a sweet, kind, mega-talented & loving man, the one, the only David Archuleta. The effort, thoughtfulness & labor of love is appreciated, more than I can ever say 😀

    THANK YOU!!!!! David Archuleta 😀 You inspire people to be kind, giving, respectful, thoughtful & tolerant. Your voice brings joy, comfort, warmth, happy feet(dancing to your music), love & happiness to many all over the world 😀

    On behalf of The Fine Feathered Fellows & myself, we want to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving, Plenty of friends & family, turkey & stuffing, potatoes, sweet or mashed, pumkin pie, a pair of stretchy waist pants 😆 & a comfortable pair of shoes to wear while shopping on Friday 😀

  20. sarahhazel says:

    Have another teaser to start your day……

  21. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    I almost forgot:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the wonderful abms 😀

    I’m also very thankful for my wonderful, sweet &
    loopy family 😀

    Hey grannycrush, I’m also thankful that your daughter
    is getting better 😀

    OK, lots of stuff to do, so better say Adios 😀

  22. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL Beth! I have my stretchy pants on too. Ha!!! Not a fan of sweet potatoes, I’ll take mashed. Apple pie, not pumpkin. Turkey, stuffing and I’m making the gravy. I also made the Hershey Kiss cookies, but didn’t make the other things I said I would because my daughter and granddaughter will be living with me for awhile and I spent some time helping her move stuff, which made me too sore and tired to stand up in the kitchen to bake much. LOL…..happy gobble-gobble day everyone.

  23. sarahhazel says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz

    NEW on SAz: @DavidArchie: “It’s another one about hands” http://wp.me/pCSmC-2VU

  24. sarahhazel says:

    Karkart_#DA2014 ‏@Clarity_DA2014

    @iStalkArchie @davidarchie a duet with Carrie Underwood would be so powerful and amazing omg

    I agree 🙂

  25. sarahhazel says:

    AZhEN #DA2014 ‏@azen3yan

    Nice watching @DavidArchie ‘s Rainbow MV,,fun in D’s eyes while doing it is so obvious,,gives me goose bumps while watching! @kariontour

  26. VaBeachArchie says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING Patty-Ann, Candy, Janel, Grannycrush, Beth, and sarahhazel! Hope all will have a wonderful love filled day!

    HELLO grannyLyn, cq, jhen and Virtue! ENJOY YOUR DAY! Thought we’d be watching the RAINBOW vid over and over by now….

    Beth, Janel…..with you on the stretchy pants! Leggings and a long sweater…perfect outfit to OVER EAT IN! NO WILLPOWER! lol

  27. Lucy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a good day, and I hope that David does too. Thanks to FOD for all you guys do and my fellow fans, don’t know what I’d do woth out you! I had my dinner yesterday cuz I have to work today, but it was wonderful!

  28. Lucy says:

    Geez, it’s supposed to be without you!

  29. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my FOD friends……This is a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving Day post. We all know how grateful David has been over the years. Let’s all try to match his huge heart and gratefulness as we count our blessings this year….Happy Turkey Day to all……Miss Vicki

  30. cq#DA2014 says:

    Nice to get a Happy Thanksgiving for David (team Archuleta).

  31. sarahhazel says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    Wishing everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (Team Archuleta)

  32. VaBeachArchie says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING Lucy and Miss Vicki!

    Off to pack the car…so much food and stuff! Family, friends and food…here I come! ENJOY your day everyone!

  33. granny Lyn from South Africa says:


  34. Kristin says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a good day spent with family and counting the blessings that God has brought into our lives throughout the year and more!

    Loved today’s lead photo! Absolutely gorgeous and a shout-out to Andy for her lovely written poem for today!

    I’m thankful for FOD keeping us updated and together since David’s been gone, you guys the go-getters haha, David himself *the list can go on with the man lol* for his example, his faith, and for being him! My best friend Ericka, the blessings God has brought into my life, the list goes on and on!

    Once again Happy Thanksgiving everyone! God Bless!

  35. CanadianArchie says:

    Thank y’all for sharing every day! Thankful for Thanksgiving.. a day to really reflect on what we have to be grateful for. What’s really important to us. Every day is Thanks for Giving day!


  37. tami lyn says:

    happy thanksgiving everyone! i’m thankful for david. he is the reason i want to sing every day of my life 🙂

  38. breanne says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! On my way down to my son & his wife’s house for dinner. Opened up FOD & that picture of David at the top is so BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂

  39. angelbymyside says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. 🙂

    Thanks to all our wonderful mods here at FOD for all the time you devote to bring us all the news on David. You make this a special place for us all. And a special thanks to everyone who posts here and all those who lurk. David is lucky to have such GREAT fans as you!

    And…thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes! It’s kind of nice having my birthday on Thanksgiving. Makes the day extra special.

  40. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    woke up early, can’t sleep despite being tired still. 🙄

    Abms – Happy Birthday to you!!! how neat that its your birthday today! At least you’re assured of a great meal for your birthday huh? 🙂 Does that mean that you get out of cooking the thanksgiving meal also? lol

    So a tweet from ‘team archuleta’ instead of ‘ks’. Simple things intrigue this mind….like …just WHO is team archuleta and which member of team archuleta posted that tweet. Hmmm…no matter the answer…twas thoughtful and kind. Hope D is happy and well today. 🙂

  41. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel, you’re still posting treats despite it being Thanksgiving!
    🙂 😆 You’re a keeper in Archuletaland thats for sure!
    Thanks to everyone who keeps this place humming. 🙂

  42. kimk says:

    Shanny lol where are the Archuninjas when you need them!!?

  43. sydnie says:

    Thank you Joanie for lovely post, adorable pics & vids of D wearing beanie….can’t believe it’s been 4 yrs! 😀
    I’m grateful many Archies are still here supporting this super unique & special young man thru all the ups & downs over the yrs….looking forward to his return and hoping for more ups than downs lol but not complaining since this D journey’s been more than mega rewarding for me! 😀
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 😀

  44. sydnie says:

    Happy Birthday abms! Hope you’re enjoying your very special dual purpose celebration! 😀
    Hi Shanny, Kimk! Didn’t even notice team Archuleta part, hmm!

  45. sydnie says:

    Spending Thanksgiving at my sister’s place, been feasting so much already & it’s only noon yikes! 😀
    Wonder if David gets to celebrate a bit with fellow missionaries, maybe at least a turkey sandwich haha!

  46. Virtue says:

    Happy Birthday, ABMS!

    I think it’s Penny’s birthday as well. Happy birthday, Penny! (even if I’m wrong!)

  47. Virtue says:

    ‘loving the pics, Sarahhazel 🙂

  48. sarahhazel says:


  49. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–yup, no day-off from posting Archupics…cuz I get paid double for that….haha!

    Virtue– 😀

  50. sarahhazel says:

    Trepp Logan ‏@TreppLogan

    Joy to the fans of DavidArchie….WWTT on the eve of his 23rd birthday. We will make it the grandest ever trendng possible leadng to#1 spot.

  51. supergrandjudie#da2014 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone

  52. supergrandjudie#da2014 says:

    Happy birthday ABMS

  53. sarahhazel says:

    We have turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, dinner rolls ready to bring to my BIL’s place! Woohoo!!!


  55. sarahhazel says:

    Done with voting duties too! Woohoo!!!

  56. sarahhazel says:

    David will miss the yummy orange rolls. 🙁

  57. sarahhazel says:

    ❀Lucy Skelhorn❀ ‏@LSkelhorn

    me and @ChloexSalvatore was listening to @DavidArchie and the headphones come out :0 well, we could say we treated the class to boss music

  58. sydnie says:

    Sarahhazel, wow you’re bringing all that to your BIL very impressive! I got champagne & flowers and that’s it, I don’t cook hehe but my sister & her girls love to so we’ll have enough to feed an army! 😀
    My BIL’s going to try to deep fry the turkey 😯 just hope he doesn’t burn the house down! Also sweet potatoe pie, lobster salad, sticky rice stuffing, grilled salmon & veggies and bunch of unidentified stuff others are bringing! 😀

  59. sydnie says:

    Does Trepplogan mean 22nd, kinda soon to plan wwtt for next year hehe! 😀
    Thanks Linda, Have a great dinner at your son’s place! 😀
    I also use iPhone to vote in additon to ipad, it lets put in 5o votes several times a day….I’m sure y’all know about that already!
    Gah been so busy I missed a lot here, nice able to catch up a bit today while being a couch potatoe watching football! 😀
    Elysian, I’ve been multi-tasking like crazy lately also….hope your projects are going well and not interfering with your Thanksgiving celebration! 😀

  60. lani says:

    Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day. God Bless you all today & everyday.

  61. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Archuninjas – yeah…why has the identity of ‘team archuleta’ not been solved yet? The archuninjas are off their game! 😯

  62. kimk says:

    watching football.. Kenny Chesney was singing at half time and the Dallas Cheerleaders were there.. reminded of David and HIS cheerleaders!!

    at the Pro Bowl!!

  63. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel, are you sure its not your excuse for hunting down gorgeous david pictures all day long? …”Oh honey I’m not obsessed with those eyes and that smile, I get paid well for spending all this time looking at that face”. lol 🙂

  64. canadianarchie says:

    Who is team Archuleta???? Day 239! When we get to day 350 I’m gonna be stoked!

  65. Ali says:

    Even though we don’t always agree and have our *dramas* lol I can say without reservation that I am truly thankful that I am part of this fanbase. Thank you to all of you for keeping things interesting and helping keep my hopes up on days that I feel down. Even when you don’t know you’re doing it, you are!

    I’m also thankful that I discovered this goofy, lovely guy whose music & spirit has moved in a way that no else’s has. It has brought me much joy and introduced some amazing people into my life.

    Thank you to FOD and all the people that keep this place running, posters and commenters alike. Its truly a “David” home away from home 🙂

  66. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here at FOD! Life’s challenges and busyness lately have kept me away from this site for awhile but I did want to return and offer my thanks to everyone who keeps it going, so informative and such a fun place to visit. I’m thankful for all of my many blessings, family, friends, and a special young man with the golden voice. I hope David was able to have a little bit of Thanksgiving traditions today in Chile, maybe someone cooked him a turkey dinner. Maybe the Mission President and his wife! Happy Turkey day to all.

  67. kimk says:

    aww you guys all rock!

    and I am stuffed!
    Happy Thanksgiving folks!!

  68. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Boy….we ate too much!!!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends….Just had to think if David knows it is Thanksgving today!..I wouldn’t think they celebrate Thanksgiving in Chile……I bet his familt sure missed him today…..BIG HUGS to Lupe and the Archuleta family missing their son today……..Miss Vicki

  69. kimk says:

    lol no idea what it says cause it is in Spanish..
    oh and don’t click if you don’t want to see it!

  70. angelbymyside says:

    Thanks guys for all the sweet birthday wishes. Had a great day but ate way too much lol. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

  71. kimk says:

    angel ahh only thing you need now is a sweet angel baby singing to you!!


  72. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:


  73. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Today’s video pick from 200 favorite performances. Good Place/Let It Be, Santa Rosa VIP, MKOC tour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMXnqfbrfw4

  74. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone! Uff-da, what a meal we had today. We went to a restaurant at a hotel for Thanksgiving dinner. We had Turkey, Roast Beef, Baked Mac & Cheese, Pot Roast Pot Pie, Stuffing, Green Bean salad, salad, pasta w/shrimp, rolls, mashed potatoes & gravy, etc……Oh & they something incredible, a Pumpkin Donut Bread Pudding that was more delicious with each bite 😀 I just got up from a nap, all that food knocked me out 😀 Hope you all are having a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!!!

  75. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ that vid was the topper to a great birthday! Miss him!

    Miss Vicki ~ Thank you 🙂

  76. Anita says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for the FOD team. You do so much for us fans by giving us such a wonderful place to come and support our favorite music artist. I’m also thankful for my fellow fans who come here. I greatly appreciate having you to chat with. Of course I’m thankful for the fact I discovered David on AI almost 5 years ago as a young 16 year old boy. And to know he’s going to be 23 years old when he gets back! WOW!! I also greatly thankful for David leaving us so much amazing music, and reassuring us we are in his heart! I’m thankful to for Kari, and the result of David’s team!

  77. angelbymyside says:

    I never saw this before. He is ADORABLE….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6If4Es6FCTg

  78. Anita says:

    I meant the REST of David’s team, not result! LOL!!

  79. kimk says:


    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz
    @rhiminee random but I thought I remembered you liked soundcheck vids, lol, and I’ve never seen this one:

  80. kimk says:

    angel something special about the way he sings Happy Birthday. lol wonder why? maybe because he may have sang it a lot!

  81. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  82. kimk says:

    Vicky Panjaitan ‏@VickyTaylor18
    Vote for @DavidArchie – Everybody Hurts –> http://musiqtone.com/music/thecount/voting_thecountdown.php#votingbooth

  83. kimk says:

    Harlie Diamond. ‏@harliediamond
    David Archuleta’s music has been playing at Toys-R-Us for the last twenty minutes. I am okay with this on every single level.


  84. kimk says:

    Jerah Laithe Cox ‏@jerahlaithe
    @happilyheidi My mom said I’m allowed to photoshop in David Archuleta as my husband.

    lol.. huh?

  85. kimk says:


    rhiminee ‏@rhiminee
    @snowangelzz one of my favorite soundcheck vids ever

    Tina you are so right.. think that was the first time he sang that too?

    ohh and the base player and drummer.. were cute!
    bring them back!?

  86. kimk says:

    good night guys.. off to dreamland and early shopping!!
    crazy day tomorrow for all us nuts going out to brave the crowds!!

  87. Evening everyone 🙂
    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving today!!!! It was very moving to read all your comments and your expressions of gratitude for all that you’ve rec’d in your life. We are blessed compared to the difficulties that other people are experiencing around the world and even in this country. Coming here daily to either comment or lurk has become my guilty pleasure. You are all a wonderful, fun and caring bunch and it’s no wonder considering the person who brought us here has those same qualities. Each one of you has a destinctive personality that it’s fun to guess which comments belong to which fan. It’s not possible to lose perpective during these 2yrs, now down to 16 mos, cuz there’s always someone to pick you up with their positivity!!!!
    Soooo. you can say I’m greatful for each and every one of you, for my hubby and son for putting up with me and for the dear Lord who brought me here…Amen haha

  88. Suzanne says:

    Are we not allowed to translate that mission poster that KimK linked at 8:20? I speak French, and even I know what it says.

  89. Maureen, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU…I know there are people today who are grateful to have you in their lives!!!

  90. WOW, Beth that was some Thanksgiving Feast you had today 🙂

    Kimk, Goodnite and happy shopping!!!

  91. Ali says:

    Suzanne – its fine to translate it for yourself if you want but we’re not supposed to post anything about it here other than a link. It’s in deference for those who prefer not to know mission-related details.

  92. Kathy says:

    Good to here from Richard. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you FOD for all you do. Your dedication is greatly appreciated. I lurk here always but have been busy working and coaching a high school swim team. Season over. Love David and Kari and hope he is having the time of his life. Can’t wait until he get’s back and this site erupts.

  93. sarahhazel says:

    Ken Kessler ‏@SOCMusic

    Coming up – Stephen Bishop, Tracy Thorn, Ronnie Spector, Richard Marx and David Archuleta – http://www.soundsofchristmas.com

  94. Kalei says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful day filled with family, friends and food! So many blessings being a part of this wonderful fan base – one thing I’m definitely thankful for is that David and his music brought us all together!

    Great post Joanie & love seeing Papa FOD – Richard – sharing his Thanksgiving thoughts!

  95. kimk says:


    Myrtle Beach.. Gotta Get Thru This
    Brian Green the guitar player.. another band member that I hope to see one day with David.
    lol this time cause he is an amazing guitarist!

    boy do I miss all this..

  96. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!
    Happy Black Friday!

    going to try and shop.. ha wish me luck!

    ✿ glecerie archie ✿ ‏@hpottergirl03
    I got my copy of Forevermore Expanded Edition. #Happiness #ForevermoreExpandedEdition #FMEE #DavidArchuleta http://instagr.am/p/SXd0VALBjC/

    ♡ ellie ♡ ‏ ‏@itsEllieeexD
    Melodies of Christmas by @davidarchie is playing in Bath Of Body Works holy bleep im screaming asdfghklshj

  97. kimk says:

    oh man do I miss the old Idol.. Season 7 was the best!!

    Mark Haile ‏@circuitmouse
    American Idol – David Archuleta – Imagine (HQ):

  98. jhen says:

    Happy Birthday Angelbymyside. Thank you FOD family and David and his team.

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