Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We ate lunch at my parents' house. My Mom did the bulk of the work, so I was able to just show-up and enjoy the fruits of her labor for the most part. Everything was so yummy! It was weird to celebrate without Katie (she is still in South Africa), but we still had a good time. After lunch, Jacob played video games, Ellie performed child labor (see photo below), and Emmaline fought taking a nap for the longest time. She finally gave in about 30 minutes before we had to leave to meet Nathan's family, but at least she was able to nap some.

For dinner, we met Nathan's parents and grandparents at Hometown Buffet. Since Nathan's parents are taking Jacob and Ellie to see a movie tomorrow, they decided to have them spend the night tonight. We dropped all 3 kids off at their house, went home to grab clothes, extra car seats and sleeping paraphernalia for the oldest two, and then went back to drop everything off and pick up Emmaline.

We have so much to be thankful for this year: Jacob and Ellie are doing well in school, everyone has been relatively healthy, Nathan has a job that he loves that allows me to stay home with the kids, we have a warm house and 2 reliable vehicles, Emmaline's heart condition is stable, our families are close by, we have a church and home group that we love...the list could go on and on. God is so good to us and I often take His many blessings for granted. I'm so grateful that He continues to provide exactly what we need despite my forgetfulness.

Emmaline reads her new book from Mimi and Papaw

Freckles had the best seat in the house as Dad carved the turkey

Ellie can't wait to taste the delicious food that Mimi made

Jacob enjoys a holiday beverage...7-up, cranberry juice, and fresh cranberries

Ellie loves to wash dishes.
She made up her own dishwashing song and sang it the whole time she helped.

Papaw and Jacob enjoy some yummy pumpkin and pecan pie

Ellie and Mimi put stickers in her new Maisy book

Happy Thankgiving to all and to all a good night!

2 comments:

Just Me said...

Our dog is named Freckles too. She's a bit smaller than yours though. It looks like you all had a wonderful day. We did too.

PAM said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
How nice that you got food cooked for you - I did too!