We have been so very blessed during this holiday season that I keep forgetting to update our blog. So, after some prompting by a few influential people, I decided I better share with everyone a little of what has been going on with us. The Thanksgiving season kicked off for us at the boys' school. They had a Thanksgiving Feast, which Gina was able to attend and snap a few photos. The boys sat at a "big boy" table with their classmates, as well as the parents who were able to attend. They wore traditional Thanksgiving garb (an Indian head dress made out of paper), and ate that time-honored meal of turkey and all the fixins'. Except they didn't want to eat. Maybe it was all the activity. Maybe it was the fact that Mommy was there with them. Maybe they don't like Turkey. There could be a lot of reasons, but they showed no interest in the actual feast at the Thanksgiving Feast. They were much more interested in the event. Oh, and Sam refused to wear his head dress, which is similar to his response to the clown wig at Halloween. He takes some time to warm up to new things. Gina was eventually able to convince him to put it on for some pictures.
Another Thanksgiving treat for us is that GiGi and PaPa came to Texas for a visit. They arrived on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, stayed until Monday and then left for Shreveport. We met them there on Wednesday, and we were able to stay until Saturday morning. We had a great time with my parents and MaMa. We ate a lot of turkey, and it was great spending some quality family time together. The boys put on quite a show, as usual.
On Saturday we drove to Merit, Texas to attend my Uncle John's annual Wing-Ding. He always throws a big party on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and it is really fun. We got to see all of the Gooch family, as well as some of Nancy Jane's family. The boys made some new friends, played with Callie Kay, went on a hay ride and totally filled up on desserts.
Of course, the best part of the event was Big Daddy's prayer before we ate dinner. He has always had a way with words when it comes to praying over these types of events, and this year was no exception. I was with it enough to capture the moment with our camera.
As usual, we feel very blessed in so many ways. We have Sam and Nate. We have good jobs. We are healthy. And we have the Lord to keep us all together and sustain us until the next Thanksgiving rolls around.