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Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I am so thankful for the family and friends the Lord has blessed me with.  I couldn't ask for more love and support than I receive from them. They are amazing and irreplaceable.

 I love you all.

The celebration started a little early, on the 22nd, when we celebrated my FIL's 77th birthday! :D  We had cake and ice cream in honor of this handsome 77 year old. 
Ms. Cathy and David and I got him a new 32' LCD TV for his "TV room" and it took us forever to trick him into going to his room to watch tv so that he could see our surprise.  He is so humble and modest that he wouldn't ask for anything for his birthday, but we could tell by his bright smile that he loved it.  He had been using an old (by old, I mean VERY old) 19' for years.  He said it best when he said, "Now I can read the small print at the bottom of the screen".  HAHA 
He's a precious man and I couldn't ask for a more loving FIL and grandfather for my children.  We love you, Papa!

This year our Thanksgiving was spent going between Green Forest and Berryville, as usual. :D  We started off in Green Forest for lunch.  We actually arranged a photo shoot for my three sisters and myself, so that we could grant our mothers single Christmas request. She asked for a picture of her four girls.  We didn't have a professional photographer because daddy was busy frying the turkey...
...so David grabbed my camera and took a few shots of us and here is what we came up with:

We got a few more, but these were a couple of the best ones, where every one is looking and kind of smiling. ;)

After pictures, we headed to grandma's (dads mom), where both of my grandmothers were in a silly mood:

Aren't they cute??  Here are a couple of more serious shots:

We spent the next three hours visiting with family and eating... A LOT!  I love Thanksgiving!  :D

We also managed to grab a few shots of the kiddos throughout the day, even though they were running around playing with their cousins, whom they don't get to see near as often as we would all like.

Here is a picture of Ali and her cousin, Tamika.  Aren't they beautiful?  I love these girls!

 Ali and Drew with their cousins, Tamika and AJ.

Ali, Lily, and Tamika.

Ali being super silly! :D  That's my girl!

Drew decided it was a good idea to pick one of grandma's flowers and give it to mommy. HEHE SHHHHH...don't tell grandma. ;)

After stuffing ourselves silly, we left for David's parents house.  Eli spent most of Thanksgiving day on Blaze:

While we waited to eat, I got a quick shot of David, with his two sisters and his parents...

We said grace and started eating and didn't stop until bedtime...literally!  We usually play board/card games, but I think everyone was too full to move. LOL 
We had a great time and we are so thankful to have such amazing families to celebrate with.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered what it is that Thanksgiving is all about. :)

On to Christmas...


  1. Ummm, was Ali flipping you off?! ;)
    Such a precious family you have!...much to be thankful for, indeed!!!

  2. NO! LOL I don't think she even knows what that means. LOL
    Thank you! I am very blessed.
    You have a beautiful family yourself. ;)


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