Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving // 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday started a few days before when Connor and I ate a Thanksgiving meal with the big kids at school. First up was Brooklyn's lunch around 10:30am. The kids had nothing but fun. Can you tell?

Love these crazy two!

Connor and I ran an errand and came back to Jacob's Thanksgiving lunch at noon. After we ate, Jacob and Josh tossed the ball with Connor, and he was in heaven!

Can't believe this is Jake's last middle school Thanksgiving meal. I'm gonna miss sharing holidays like these with my kids at school.

Wednesday - the day before Thanksgiving - was spent getting the kids' pictures with Santa, eating lunch at the mall, shopping for tennis shoes for Jake, meeting up with Scot after work, a last-minute doctor's appointment for Brooklyn, more shoe shopping with Scot + Jake, and a quick trip home before Scot + Jake left for the airport that night. It was a fun, busy day, but we were sad to see Jake go.

We woke up on Thursday and enjoyed a nice, leisurely Thanksgiving morning. Baking last-minute dishes. Eating our favorite sausage balls and breakfast casserole for a late breakfast. Taking time to fill out + share our printable Thankful Trees with each other.

At noon, we took the kids to the Peanuts movie at the theater. Our new Thanksgiving tradition we started last year. The Peanuts movie was so good, we all loved it!

Around 4pm, we headed to Grammy + Papa's house for our family Thanksgiving meal. We had ham, turkey, mashed potatoes + gravy, stuffing, corn casserole, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, cheese + crackers, chicken nuggets, mac-n-cheese, apple dumplings, pumpkin tarts, pecan pie, pumpkin cupcakes, slush punch - the food was delicious and plentiful! We enjoyed sharing the meal with our friend Hal and his mom too!

We missed Jacob the whole weekend, but we celebrated with him in spirit. So thankful for our family, friends, church, the time spent with loved ones. Our new "miracle" home. Jesus, our Savior, for saving us from our sins. For giving us grace + mercy + freedom. And eternal hope - spending eternity in heaven with Him.

We are truly blessed.

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