Thursday, November 29, 2007


Holidays are all about the traditions for me. It does not feel like Thanksgiving until the Macy's parade comes on each year. We do not actually sit down to watch it; it's more like background noise that we check in on from time to time to see which balloon is passing by. Our favorite part is when Santa's float comes by at the end. For me, it is the first sign that Christmas is on its way!

We took the short one hour drive to spend Thanksgiving at Blaine and Lesli's house. On our way over we were a little distracted because Jeremy's grandmother was in the hospital (she is fine now and at home regaining her strength). It was sad to know she would not be with family that day because holidays are very important to her and she loves to be surrounded by family. She did not even get to have a hospital turkey dinner because she was on a liquid diet (gall bladder issues). We will have to make it up to you Granny at Christmas!

We really enjoyed spending time with my side of the family. Everyone pitched in and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. My boys had so much fun playing with their cousins and loved jumping on the trampoline. Even Uncle Bruce got in on the jumping action. There were requests on the drive home that we must get one for our yard.

After putting up the many leftovers (why is there always so much left?) and cleaning up all the dishes - Jeremy, Blaine, Lesli and I looked at the "Black Friday" sales ads. Jeremy and I were just looking, but for Blaine and Lesli, it is serious business. They were even some of the early birds who went shopping before the sun came up Friday morning. I have to admit, I am jealous - they completely finished all their Christmas shopping. It might be worth braving all the crowds next year. Something to ponder...

In our part of Texas, we are lucky if we get snow more than once a year. Thursday was a cold day; it is always nice when we are not wearing shorts on Thanksgiving (which happens from time to time) as it puts you more in the holiday spirit. While looking through the sales circulars, we looked out the window and big snowflakes were coming down! But due to the 80 degree weather earlier in the week, it was melting before it touched the ground. I guess the temperature warmed up during the “snow storm" because it soon turned from snow to rain. It rained for two days and all we could do was play the "if" game - if only the ground was warmer and if the temperature was only a little colder - we would have had lots of fun playing in the snow (something we always long for)!

Below are some pictures from the day...

They did not want to stop playing to take this picture. Can you tell?

Hanging out with Popple

My youngest nephew kindly sharing his breakfast with his baby cousin (look in his hand).

Look at those eyes

Jumping and playing in the leaves. What more could a boy ask for?

Uncle Bruce throwing the boys so they could "fly" high. My oldest loved it!

I am so thankful for my family and that we could be together on Thanksgiving. We missed Jeremy's family, my dad's parents and the rest of our extended family. We thought of you all and reminisced about Thanksgivings we spent with you in years past. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family!

1 comment:

Leah Belle said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! Glad it was a great day for you!