Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend!

For the past three years, we have spent the extended Thanksgiving weekend in Branson with my parents and grandparents. We all stay together in a beautiful condo and just relax and do NOTHING! :)
Yesterday I spent the morning cooking for the family. My grandma hasn't felt wonderful in a long time and doesn't do well to be up and on her feet for extended periods of time. My Mom has been sick for months now and we still don't know what's wrong, but she isn't able to do much. So, that leaves me! Yesterday, I got up bright and early and woke up my brother and grandpa to come help me get things together. We had a wonderful lunch and then Landen and I took a long afternoon nap--pure bliss!! I look forward to this weekend all year long because we get to spend uninterrupted time with my family. My kids love it because they say it's like spending the night with the grandparents and Mom is here too!
I couldn't decide if I was going to get up this morning or not and go shopping. It's been snowing here and it's SO cold that even shopping didn't appeal to me (something MUST be wrong??)!! So, I stayed in and hit the internet sales! :)

At Grandma's funeral Wednesday, the whole family on my Dad's side was together. It was so nice. I don't know the last time all 6 cousins have been together--maybe 20 years?? So sad, but true. Grandma would've loved having all of her kids and grandkids together or Thanksgiving! We took several family pictures (I'll post them when I get home). I tried so hard to not cry when I read the poem. I didn't make it though. I think I got about two lines out and then started crying. That started a domino effect of tears. I looked down and my Dad was just bawling. So, I pulled it together and finished the poem--for Grandma. I am going to do my best to stop by Grandpa's house on a regular basis and take him some homemade food and just visit. I know he would really like it.

I am so thankful for where I am in life this Thanksgiving....and what I mean is that I have such a blessed life and a beautiful, beautiful family. I have three wonderful kids that are truly the light of my life. I have an awesome husband who loves me and can't wait for the rest of our lives to unfold together. I have a great job and a place to lay my head at night. I have some sweet friends that have shown me what great friendships are all about! And most importantly, I have a wonderful church that allows me the opportunity to worship God and hear so many great messages about him and his love. I couldn't be more blessed and more happy. So, thank you Lord, SO much for everything!
I hope everyone has such a great Thanksgiving weekend! Enjoy your family!!

1 comment:

FStrothman said...

WONDERFUL BLOG!! Keep posting!!