Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We spent Thanksgiving in the mountains with my parents and my sister's family.  We had a wonderful time together.  This is the first time we've all been together since this summer.  We spent a week together at the beach just before Joshua was diagnosed with diabetes. 

As I look through my pictures, I realize that there were a lot of things I didn't get pictures of this year!  I should have taken more pictures.  Oh well. 

We enjoyed a traditional meal with lots of yummy foods.  The table was beautifully decorated.

Rebecca added a new piece to the decorations this year in placecards.  She made these very cute turkeys for each person!  Didn't she do a great job?

We had a nice selection of pies for dessert (the only food I got a picture of this year).  Rebecca made 5 different pies for us to choose from.  She also calculated the carbs on each of the pies too! 

We had a relaxing time while we were there.  We played games.

The girls did some knitting.

We enjoyed a play that Rebecca wrote for Thanksgiving (which was really cute!).

We read books, talked and did some organizing.  Roger took some of our children to a Christmas parade and they enjoyed getting some candy.  It was fun to just spend time with family.

Eliana got an early birthday present.  A stuffed animal that sings Happy Birthday.  It's mouth moves and so does the animal.  Eliana loves it!  She quickly learned how to make it sing and has been having a great time with it.  (And thankfully we didn't have to listen to it all the way home either.) 

Thanks Mom and Dad for having us up.  We had a great time and appreciate your hospitality!  We look forward to having you here sometime soon.

I have much for which I'm thankful and enjoy this holiday and the traditions that go with it.