Thursday, November 24, 2011

We Give Thanks

This year we spent Thanksgiving with the Reynolds family at Justin's parents' house.  My parents headed to Charlotte to see Blaire and Josh and we missed them.  We did however continue with one of our traditions with my parents.  On Thanksgiving they give the kids their annual Christmas ornaments and their outfits for Christmas.  I love this tradition and have decided that you just can't force traditions, they just have to kind of happen.  So, they came up on Wednesday to give them their gifts.

We headed down to the Reynolds' early this year and it was nice being able to spend the majority of the day there.  We Give Thanks every year but Justin and I agreed that this year was special.  Our family is complete and we have so very much to be thankful for.  Robin's meal was delicious and the kids had a great time. 

I think we all use the phrase, "Thank you" everyday, at least I hope we do but do we really mean it?  Do we just use it loosely because we were taught to say it?  I challenge you to really show God your gratitude during this season of Advent and maybe even say "thank you" to someone you wouldn't normally.  Those two little words can mean so much..."Thank You."...and I want to say thank you to all of you who follow this little blog and leave your comments.  I started it in order to keep friends and family update as well as to document all that goes on in this blessed life I am leading but wouldn't continue it if I knew no one was keeping up with us.  So, thank you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 Pa and two of his grandsons
 Anna entertaining us with her blankets
 Aunt Kerry (Robin's sister) and Nanny (Robin's mom)
 Nana and Brice having some one on one time, over a bottle of wine...kidding of course!
 Pa and sweet Anna
Aunt Kelly entertaining Kyle.  She is so animated and had him laughing so hard!  It was so cute!


Kelly said...

Cute pics! Had so much fun yesterday. And I'll do anything for a cute toothless baby smile :-)

Anonymous said...

Jennifer I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and the lessons I learn and the love that I see. THANK YOU. Kris Heyde