This years Thanksgiving was a relatively quiet affair if you don't count the three toddlers that we had running around :)
Mom was in Cali. and so those of us left in Texas sans my youngest brother decided to get together and do Thanksgiving lunch. I have to say that I adore cooking with my brother's wife. She's so much fun to be in the kitchen with. We ended up with a wonderful spread that was way too much for the number of people eating. We made three pies that all turned out wonderful and I think I gained five pounds this weekend. We got to play with my sisters kids and Lil Red across the way at the park several times and enjoyed playing games with my brother and his wife. Friday we drove up to see my Grandma and then went over to some antique shops to look around. Big Red and I found a desk that if it's still there when we go back in December we are definitely going to get it. It was a roll top secretary just Lil Red's size! and in wonderful shape too!
I would be remiss if I didn't list some of the things that I'm thankful for this year so here goes....
1. my husband- He is so good to me and I love growing with him in the gospel and I love watching him with the kids. I know I made the right choice in marrying him.
2. my children- Amadeus is always such a comfort to me. He has such a deep desire to see everyone happy. Isaac is always making me laugh. And I'm so proud of the strides he makes. They are both going to be fine young men. Lil Red is such a great helper and so smart. I know that he just makes his Daddy's heart sing. And this new little one. I'm so glad that we have this sweet spirit on his way. I know that he's going to be a special edition to our family and that it was super important for him to come to our family.
3.my family- From my mom to my sisters and brothers. I am thankful that I have good relationships with them all. I know I'm closer to some than others, but I guess that is true in all families. I just know that I'm blessed to belong to a family that understands the importance of families and when I see a brother or sister I never have to muster up courage to give them a hug. It's just the natural course of things :)
4. the gospel- As I've been studying my lessons for teaching in Relief Society over the last few months, I've realized WHAT a great blessing the restored gospel is. I'm thankful to participate in temple ordinances. I've worked hard to be able to do so and I know what a blessing it is.
5. For our home- It's been a challenge over the last two years as we've dealt with leaks and oppossums and other challenges with our home. I was so excited when Big Red said we needed to start looking at the housing market for a new one closer to his work. But over the last month, I've taken stock of the home that has been ours since we married. And it's been a good home. A great place for all of us to learn and grow together. That has offered us the chance to be close to my Dad's mom and to deepen ties with his family. It's offered many funny stories for us to tell our grand children as we get older of oppossums falling through the ceiling and bailing water in the middle of the night so that our bed didn't float away. So even though it will be great to move to a house with more space to grow, I have to say that I DO love and appreciate the home that we've had here.
I promise I'll post pictures tomorrow. Hugz to all and a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!