This year we hosted Thanksgiving again at our house. We were blessed to have Matt's mom, my mom & Steve, and Matt's sister Emily & husband Zeb join us (my brother and sis-in-law had to stay in Austin for Christina's work & Matt's other brother & family visited Stacey's parents in East Texas). We are so thankful that everyone was willing to travel since we aren't quite comfortable enough yet to leave the safety of Houston and Texas Children's being nearby.
It was a wonderful holiday with delicious food and great company. It goes without saying that this year Thanksgiving had an even more powerful meaning - thankful for the health of my kids, my amazing husband, and incredibly family that has supported us and held us up throughout this entire journey. I took lots of pictures, but with all the excitement of getting food ready, Matt and I again missed out a family picture opportunity. Except for the one near the redneck turkey frying station outside. Oh well. Maybe next year.
I found these pictures from last year - wow, what a difference a year makes...
|My little butterballs!|
|They were not even 6 months old here - yikes! Where does the time go??!!|
|Worn out from watching us all eat the turkey & fixings. This year, they actually got to partake (well, they napped through our meal, but they enjoyed lefties!)|
Now some of this year's pictures:
|My little turkey man|
|Momma and her little boy - no more baby!|
|My little princess - look, her hair is growing some more!|
|Gigi and me|
|Aunt Emmy and Quinnie|
|Emmy & Ry Guy|
|Umm yeah, hard to hold 2.|
|A little trashy but it worked! I don't know what this was all about - except that the guys felt very manly when it was all said and done.|
|My best attempt at Gig 'Em. Hey, it's not my school. I'm just supporting them.|
|Ahhhh, that's my girl.|
|Ry went for a long walk with Ma around the block!|
|Yup, our family picture for this year - it was a gorgeous day though!|
|Ryan is just one of the boys.|
|Mom, you can't hug me around the boys!!!|
|Yup, that's a fried turkey in my laundry room. Again, I don't know why.|
|Delirious from the events of the day.|
|Oh, my sweet happy girl!|
|Melt my heart|
|Ma and Ry Guy|
|Keeping it classy, Clanahans|
|Quinn checking out Black Friday ads with Steve.|
|Why is it always funny to see a baby with a beer???|
|Thanksgiving table (I did not decorate this year - could not get the energy. But my mom was nice enough to bring a pretty centerpiece for my table!)|
|Recovery time after the festivities!|
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thess 5:18)