Friday, November 29, 2013

We Give Thanks...for Milestones

Yesterday was Thanksgiving DAY.  But, let me just say that I give thanks everyday, in my prayers for the four people I love so very much as well as those who don't live in this household.  And, this year we are extra thankful for my mom.  I am thankful she takes care of herself.  I am thankful she took herself to the doctor.  I am thankful it was Stage 0-1.  I am thankful we live in Atlanta with some of the BEST doctors.  I am even thankful that she ended up with three surgeries because it meant they got IT ALL.  These past five months have been a test and while there may have been some "begging" going on on my part, I am thankful that God allows me to do that.  But, sometimes we need a test just to see how thankful we can be.

We had a wonderful lunch yesterday with my parents and then went to the Reynolds' to give some more thanks.  Both sets of parents worked so hard to make the best food and celebration for all of us.  Below are some pictures from both houses.  Also, here is some "food for thought", no pun intended since we are all stuffed!  The Greek word for "Thanksgiving" is Eucharistia.  In other words, the real "Thanksgiving meal" is the Body and Blood of Christ.  And, this is so fitting because we would not be able to give this thanks if it weren't for our next celebration, the birth of Christ!!

 A lot of silliness going on here.

 Nanny and her great grandsons, well two of them anyway. :)
 And, speaking of the next celebrations, the kids were SO ready to decorate for Christmas, which we did do today, all except the tree.  Before we did that though, we had a BIG moment in this house.
Crib=disassembled and put in storage area of basement.  Changing table=same fate (even though it has been empty and unused for three months now). Glider=upside down in the storage area.

Yes, the day arrived.  Our last baby graduated from a crib to a regular bed.  The crib that was used for nine years.  That held my tiny babies' heads and represented a major chapter in my life.  Here is Kyle last night, in the crib for one last time.  Didn't use the flash because I didn't want to wake him.  He has been using a pillow for some time now and enjoys a blanket.  The crib rail has been down so he was basically already IN a regular bed except for some slats.  Which really were not doing anything because he would just pop right out of bed whenever he felt it necessary!

And, so today, he knew the truck was coming with his bed and that the "men were going to build it".  He and Justin went to Sam's, just the two of them to get his mattress.  Justin took some cute pictures but I can't figure out how to get them to show up on here.  Anyway, I give you our new the "new room".

 Curtains to come.  I do have some, just no rods.  They are gray and white striped.
 Even though he looks so pleased here, when nap time came, he asked for his crib. :(  Dagger in my heart!

This is what you get when he doesn't nap!  We will see how the night goes and what time he wakes up!

1 comment:

Tara said...

Jenn - I had no idea about your mom! I'm so glad she is on the mend. I will keep her and all of you in my prayers for continued health.