Friday, November 23, 2007

Many things to be Thankful For

The best part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Like many families, we alternate who we visit each year, wish there were time for both. Last year we enjoyed Paul's family here for Thanksgiving. This year, we went to my mom's...

She thought of everything, right down to the place settings with name tags. The girls were thrilled to see their name on their turkey favor. Requested by mom, we first took some family pictures out back, brrrr. After changing and final preparations, we enjoyed the scrumptious feast- we all brought a favorite dish and tried to help out, as much as they would let us. Thanks mom & dad for all your work and a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

After dinner, the kids had a ball finding the treasure with Aunt Lena's Treasure Hunt. Way to Go! They enjoyed our "Rock Soup" story, and the kids played Thanksgiving Bingo while we checked out the ads, planning out our black Friday shopping scheme, if we dare.

Mom was thrilled to have all her Grandchildren together at once, they had such a good time! As I watched their cousins and brothers play so cute with Sophie, Sage, and Alisa- I couldn't help but see how lucky (blessed) these girls are to have big brothers. These boys love their little sisters & cousins.

Paul and the boys met a group from work for Flag Football in the morning and we ended the day meeting here to watch Transformers. Wish I had a picture, all the boys were on the floor in their bean bags, while the men were all gathered round the couch down in our rec room. They love that show, such a guy thing. S & S must of been beat to sleep through it all, the movie was so loud I'm surprised the neighbors didn't complain, or come watch:) It was a fun-filled Thanksgiving Day and so nice to see everyone!

I have so much to be thankful for. Family/Friends/Gospel/etc. Sophie and Sage have added so much to my life and I can't imagine life without them, my boys give me so much joy, such good boys! I have to say, second only to my Father in Heaven, I am most thankful for my husband. Thanks for being so involved in our family, especially lately, and for all your hard work so I can be here for our children. They love their dad!! Thanks for making me laugh every day:)

Happy Thanksgiving

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-m- said...

What a happy looking crowd! Happy Thanksgiving (a little late :)!

Julie said...

Such a beautiful, happy family!