Friday, November 25, 2011

Quiet Moments


We had a very quiet sort of Thanksgiving. Well, as quiet as it gets with three little boys. We missed my grandparents, who were unable to travel up from California (love you Grandma and Grandpa!!); we missed my sister, Holly, and her family, who were spending time with the other side of their family. My dad just had open-heart surgery two weeks ago. So, we kept things simple.

My brother-in-law, Casey, made the turkey and delivered it to us before heading to his parents’ house. My sister, Shannon, made twice-baked potatoes and roasted green beans. Mom made bread dressing and candied yams. I brought hot rolls and our traditional jello salad. We set the table with my grandmother’s dishes.

I didn’t snap very many pictures.

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It was dark and rainy. Not the best weather for our traditional walk after dinner. It’s a good thing Aunt Shan and Uncle Ben were such great sports and played games with the boys. Mastermind is the current favorite. When there is only one game board and only two people can play, a Mastermind iphone app comes in handy…



I am blessed. Yes, I certainly am.



Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures as always. Sorry we missed it. Grandma

Lauren said...

How wonderful that you were able to spend time with your family, enjoy your grandmother's special dishes, and have a brother-in-law who loves his family so much that he makes the turkey even when he's not going to be there! : )

Heather said...

Blogger didn't let me post my Thanksgiving day comment but I wanted to say Thank you for the happiness that you inspire here. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my -- how cute that your baby girl and your baby Daddy (I couldn't help myself!) both have their hands on their heads in the same position. So, so sweet!


Anonymous said...

A beautiful day with your family. Thank you for sharing. So glad your Dad is doing well. Tell him a reader from Michigan was lifting him up in prayer. Life is so precious, so precious.

Jen Rouse said...

Love that picture at the end with baby girl and Daddy in the same position!