an ode to thanksgiving past

While my blog has been quiet, my home has not.  Which is almost always the case!  What a flurry and whirlwind of a week it has been!

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains in my fridge now is one quarter of a pumpkin log.  Ugh, and I just can't bring myself to finish it off!

Last week was a wonderful staycation for us.  We've been so busy lately and time just seems to fly by.  But last week we slowed down and stayed home as much as possible.  It felt rejuvenating and we needed it. Since Joel was home, I even got to venture out of the house to spend time with a few of my girls.  It was a good distraction for me, because whenever the holidays start rolling in, I find myself missing my family up north.  Even Thaddeus talks about "Grandma's ranch" and how much he wishes we could go there.  In his mind, all we have to do is get up and go and we should be there in no time.  I do wish it was that easy!  I tried explaining to him that we have to save our money and plan a long trip like that.  His response to that was, "I'll save all my money, mommy, and then we can go!"  So now he is filling his two piggy banks up to that top so he can go to Grandma's house.  How precious is that.

We spent Thanksgiving Day with Joel's family.  It was perfect-- warm, sunny, and relaxing.  The kids enjoyed playing with their cousins in Mimi's backyard while Legend had a blast eating grass.  Okay, well he almost ate some grass and even a few leaves.  He's been crawling for almost a month now and he loves his newfound independence.  And I love watching his tiny toes slide behind his busy little bum.      In fact, I love everything about my littlest boy.  I even borrowed a camera because I just had to have pictures of him and he's too quick for my iphone (my "real" camera is broken. yeah, again... sniff.)

I really love these last photos:  Astair being pulled in the wagon by Abigail, Thad stuffing rocks in his pockets, and Boston snapping twigs.  What can I say?  My kids are easily entertained!  

Good bye, sweet Thanksgiving.  You were wonderful.  And you didn't fail to remind me of all I have to thank God for.  In fact, there's so much to be thankful for, I think I just might keep celebrating you...


PaisleyJade said...

Beautiful pics!! I so wish we celebrated Thanksgiving!!

Mahina said...

Cute photos. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving.

Becca said...

Looks like a wonderful thanksgiving! :-) love the pictures!

Lauren said...

I love this post so much! I feel like I am there in the backyard with your kiddos! The pictures are wonderful and Legend is getting so big! :) What a precious family!!

Jenilee said...

such cute toes in the grass! precious... glad you had a great thanksgiving! and send some of that pumpkin roll here... I'll finish it for you :)

Kristin said...

Great photos, Joye and such a precious family! I'm so glad you had a nice holiday. We did a staycation too and it was nice! :)

Heather said...

Such sweet pictures! Love your blog header!

a little bit vintage said...

Love the photos, Joye! So glad you had such a lovely Thanksgiving! :)



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