Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grateful for Family

Wow, what a weekend we had! So full of wonderful memories & moments with family. On Thanksgiving Day, we went to my Mom & Dad's in the afternoon. Lexi gave Kaiya & Caedmon a makeover. :) Caedmon's of course was a manly one...mustache included. He even has the look.
After meal clean up we played games.
Catch Phrase is a favorite...guys against girls...it got a little wild and loud!
And this little sweetie celebrated her very first Thanksgiving.

On Friday morning we drove North for the extended family Thanksgiving/Christmas on my husbands side. Grandpa & Grandma are sitting in the center and have passed on an amazing legacy to the three generations represented. Four part harmony singing is a big part of that legacy and always is a special part of our get-togethers. I'm SO grateful for that legacy and what it represents...what a blessing!!!

Aunt Krista, Grandma Ruby, Lincoln & Aunt Joyce
And another favorite part of getting together is watching our children play with all their cousins. When I asked Caedmon what his favorite part of the day was he said "I liked playing house with Isabella and JJ. Isabella was the mom, JJ was the dad and I was the son.
Kaiya, Jeremiah, Matthew, Owen & Sam at the kiddie table

Easton & Caedmon
Oh my goodness, there were so many new babies to hold. I'm holding my new nephew, Jeremy. Krista is holding my other new nephew, Jack from Alabama. I met him for the first time that day. I was overwhelmed trying to soak up as much holding time as I could!

And Kaiya's favorite part was the children's gift exchange. Not sure what she's trying to do here with her cousin Jack.??

And I had to post this picture of my niece, Karis. This is what she got from the gift exchange and she was enjoying every lick and really hammin' it up for the camera!

As I mentioned earlier, Kevin's sister came up from Alabama with her beautiful family and we wanted to spend as much time with them as we could. Here they are...

So we travelled back up to Middlebury on Sunday for the day. The kids are quickly beginning to outnumber the adults in our family and with nine of them age four and under it's a busy busy place when we're all together. Here they are all lined up in the order of their birth. Aren't they sweet?!!! I love them all so much and am grateful they have each other to grow up with!

Grandpa & Grandma with all their grandbabies

Easton, Owen & Kaiya


Guatmama said...

What a good looking family!

Grandma Ruby said...

What fun to relive all the adventures of this very full Thanksgiving season. We have so many things to be grateful to God for. You have expressed the facet of family so well!

heather said...

I agree what a good looking family. What a whirlwind of fun and activity the last week has been for you. I love the holidays. Great food and great family. It was fun to be with you on Friday. Great pictures.

Cottonista said...

We had such a great time! You got a lot of good pictures. Thanks for posting.

cheryl said...

Isn't family just lovely? Such a blessing!