November 26, 2012

Our Thanksgiving

Like every year, we went to Tyler for our annual family reunion/ Thanksgiving celebration. We headed up on Wednesday, and arrived late afternoon. The kids were great on the trip, and we only had to stop once. The drive was so beautiful, the leaves were all turning; it was gorgeous!

Wednesday night, we headed to Ann and Kenneth's for dinner, then went back to the hotel to get the kids in bed. I spent part of the night on the roll out mattress with Graham, but overall the kids both did pretty good. Claire slept great in the pack in play, other than getting woken up by Graham. Hopefully she will sleep good in the pack in play at Disney World, too.... :)

Thanksgiving morning we got up, ate breakfast at the hotel and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.. Graham is REALLY into parades right now, so that was right up his alley.

We got ready for the day, and headed back to Ann and Kenneth's for Thanksgiving dinner around 1:00. The kids played and played until it was time to eat, and then played some more!







The leaves were so gorgeous this year, and Char and Graham had a BLAST playin in them!


Precious girl was just happy to watch :)







Of course, I had to do a little mini photo shoot of Claire with the leaves.



My mom and our sweet cousin, Martha

 
The FOOD!!!


 
Claire joined in by chewing on her shoe



After dinner, we spent more time outside by the lake



 
So gorgeous!

 
Of course, we had to get everyone outside for a big family picture!



 
Claire finally passed out in her daddy's arms!

The kiddos played chase and Aunt Mer decided to join in :)

Then, someone noticed this amazing rainbow over the lake!! It was gorgeous, and even more so, because it was reflecting in the lake below. So neat that it happened at exactly the time everyone was outside to take pictures. It hadn't even rained!!






 
 

We stayed until about 6:30, then went back to the hotel to put the kids down for bed. We headed home the next day after breakfast. The drive home was great, too. Kids slept most of the way, and we followed my parents in their car.

Saturday morning, we met Chad's side of the family for breakfast, and spent the rest of the weekend getting our Christmas decorations up. Our tree is up and decorated, the house is decorated and the lights are on the house are up. Chad just needs to put a few more lights up outside, and I need to find the perfect wreath for the front door,and we should be all set!

We feel so blessed and thankful that we have such wonderful families to spend our holidays with, and TWO happy, healthy, beautiful children.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
 
Psalm 95:2-3


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