Monday, December 2, 2013

Truly Thankful...

We spent Thanksgiving at home in Mississippi, which is not the home of my heart but the home God put into our lives almost 12 years ago. When I finally came to terms with the reality of missing Thanksgiving in Texas {or glory land as I tend to refer to it} I decided I would make the most of whatever it was that God had for us here at our home.

I was down in my back. Brendan was anxious about his ROTC interview. Kamdyn came down with strep throat and the flu. Koby bought three different necklaces and took back two of them all for the same person. Brian took care of all of us!

And we survived!

For that I am truly thankful!

I do have a few pictures to share from our Thanksgiving....

The boys wanted to get picture taking over with quickly and get on to the eating so they didn't want to stop to put on a coat or anything! We were truly thankful when we saw the sun come out on Thanksgiving Day because we had dealt with freezing cold temperatures and rain for about five straight days! And honestly I wouldn't complain much about that because I love a gray, wintry day where I can snuggle up with a good movie or good book and a fire and we did that pretty much all of Monday and Tuesday.

First of all, it's been almost a year since we brought this little fella home! By Thanksgiving Day not only was Kamdyn thankful to finally be kicking the flu but she was also talking about how  Johnny's first year in the family had passed by so quickly! I think this will forever be one of my most favorite pictures of her!

This could be a close second though!

I'll admit we did get a little photo happy while we were waiting to sit down to lunch! I think Koby gets the photo credits for this picture and that might explain why we are laughing more than just smiling.

And clearly it was a special day if both of the boys were willing to take a picture!

But then it was time to get serious! Brian is carving the first of two turkeys that he fried for Thanksgiving. He did an amazing job and we stuffed ourselves full!

We did a little Black Friday Thursday shopping, which included Brian's first real experience with the crowds and sales and checking out and also the boy's first chance to brave the cold just to get a deal. Koby's shopping experience is still making me laugh today!

On Saturday, the boys played in Memphis at the FedEx Forum - home of the Memphis Grizzlies! This was their third year to play up there and they really look forward to it. Here is a picture of the five starters before we went in to the Forum...

...and you can tell they are an entertaining group!

We were thankful to come out with a win and I was able to get a few pictures of the boys...

...but those were two of my favorites!

So this morning we found our way back into our school routine. We will have to make it 9 more full days and 4 more half days until our Christmas break arrives - not that I am counting down or anything!

*As a total side note thanks to all of you who have prayed for my quick recovery! By Wednesday I finally felt like I was going to be able to live somewhat normally again and I have since put the heating pad away. After 10 days of constant use I decided that the investment of that heating pad might just be better than any Black Friday deal!


1 comment:

  1. Missed our fun week, bur so glad y'all got to enjoy some down time and family Thanksgiving - along with some good shopping laughs!