Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Hello, friends.
And happy Monday morning to you!

The past five days were filled with fun, food, laughter, wine, desserts, washing dishes, music, cleaning up messes, hugging family, and very little sleep. I'm not sure if I want to go back to work for the routine, or if I'd rather just crawl back in bed and rest for the day. {I know what my body would choose if I wasn't such a responsible employee!}

As I searched through my photos this morning for a few to post here on my blog, I realized that the majority are family shots, so I'll just share a few of those and then be off to tackle my day.


This is the first Thanksgiving in a very long time that all of us were together - every sibling, spouse, niece, and nephew. We thought of my mom all day, and mentioned her many times. One of her very favorite things was having us all together, so I know she was smiling right along with us all day!

After the "serious" group shot, there's always a silly one too...

My mom called these kids her "grands" - and I call them nieces and nephews. Hearing the words "Aunt Deb" so many times over the past week has been music to my ears, and I miss these guys already.

The day after Thanksgiving is always a chance for my sister to take some of the kids out shopping for Black Friday. That's not my bag, so I took the opportunity to spend some time with my 7-year old niece, Presley while the others were tearing up the mall. We made a quick trip to a scrapbook store, a pet store, and this really cool candy store. The best part of our day was a little crafting time when we got back to my house. I love this kid!

Saturday night we went downtown to see my nephew Ryne play with his band Downing Street. We are so proud of this kid, and how appropriate to end our time together with one last shot of music.

But wait, we aren't done! Yesterday we had another Thanksgiving gathering with Doug's family - more food, laughter, family hugs, and this time: babies!

and a pup.
 and some more love...
♥
Now it's time to switch gears and start wrapping my head around Christmas.
I need to shake off this food coma and get my jolly on!
Are you there yet?

12 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely recap, and what great family shots! I ended up in the kitchen on Thanksgiving and never did get very many photos. I'm always disappointed when that happens.

Ruth said...

Am I there yet? Nope, not even close!

Becky said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Am I there yet? Surprisingly, yes! However, Mum-in-law is very ill and has been admitted to hospital this weekend (she is 93)so we may have to make an emergency trip to Cornwall this week which throws things in the air a bit.

scrappyjacky said...

What great family time you've had,Deb...love the 2 group shots.

Shellie Estes said...

Love this blog and the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Sian said...

What a wonderful family you have - Thanksgiving with all of you would be an occasion for thanks, indeed

Carrie Rosalind said...

Wish we could do it all over again...I miss our family already! Love this post. xoxo

furrypig said...

what a wonderful way to spend thanksgiving and so fab to have all those photos and memories xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your nieces and nephews are so tall! And the babies are so cute.
Rinda

Alison said...

Fab pictures Deb...I'm so glad you were all together...and YES!- I' getting ready!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Fab recap of a wonderful time - Marti raised a great family :o)

Gail said...

Great family pictures Deb! It was so great that you could all get together. We have trouble with that & there's only 1 sibling each. :)

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