Monday, November 30, 2015

We are Thankful

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday here.  As our new pastor said on Sunday, Thanksgiving is probably the only holiday that cannot be over commercialized these days.  It is a holiday that places more emphasis on those around us than on ourselves.  It is a chance for families to get together and express gratitude for the really important things.  While I think it holds a lot of significance for Christians, I also think it is a holiday that everyone can and should appreciate.  Of course, as Christians we express our gratitude for all of our blessings to God who bestowed them to us.  This Thanksgiving, we enjoyed our traditional gathering with Eddie's large extended family, and we enjoyed just being together.  It is still so important to me to be able to give my children the gift of family, and I am thankful Eddie's family is still so close.  Watching all of the great-grandchildren grow over the past 8 years has also been so exciting.  I love watching our kids playing with their many cousins.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.  Psalms 107:1

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We are so very thankful for this little family of ours.  They are my heart! 

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And an extra special thanks for this little blessing!  

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Our family celebrating another Thanksgiving with Grandpa. 

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Great-Grandpa is happiest surrounded by many of his great-grandbabies. 

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Aunt Dava's family 

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Some of Aunt Homa's family

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Great-Grandpa with all of his children. 

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Uncle Matthew's whole large family

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Just enjoying a beautiful Thanksgiving day outside. 

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Aunt Homa with her daddy. 

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Cousins Hudson, Jason and Eddie enjoy catching up. 

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Sweet Mattox found his Mommy taking pictures. 

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Oh Brody!  He enjoyed terrorizing little Bella the dog while cousins Robert and Jacob watch his crazy antics. 

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Brody and Jacob had a lot of fun running around. 

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As did Evan and cousin Robert. 

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And little Grady was busy busy busy as usual. 


  1. Looks like you all had a great Thanksgiving! I love all of the family pictures.

  2. What a great Thanksgiving. The family pictures came out great! And I love the little twinkle in Mattox's eye when he saw you taking pictures. You can just tell he's like, "I know you!"

    It's nice that the kids could run around so much and play with each other.

    Oh, and I love the outfit you were wearing.

  3. Since it's Christmas Day, I now have time to catch up on my blog reading! Ha!

    I love your Thanksgiving outfit. It's so pretty. And now I want a stripy dress :)

    Also, our kids had so much fun with their second-cousins a couple of days ago it turned into an impromptu sleepover. Large families are so great.


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