Monday, November 29, 2010

Blessings Counted and Thanks Given ...

Abby's 2nd Thanksgiving
November 25, 2010

We had a lot of firsts this Thanksgiving, even though it was Abby's 2nd Thanksgiving. This was our first Thanksgiving at our new home. Our first Thanksgiving without family, although we are very thankful for our friends who were able to share such a special day with us. You know the kind... the kind of friends that can make you feel like you are with family, even though they are miles away, scattered all over the country. It was also our first time to grill the turkey ... okay, I guess I should say it was the hubs first time to grill the turkey ... and he did a fantastic job!! With all these "firsts," we were able to pull off a wonderful meal and enjoy the day with some great friends!

It may have been Abby's 2nd Thanksgiving, but this was the first time she could indulge in the feast. And did she ever. She was just like one of the men! Abby ate turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni, and a piece of a roll. She wasn't too sure about the stuffing but loved the cranberries and of course pumpkin pie! There is no denying we have an eater on our hands ... and for this I am thankful. Abby eats just about anything, just like her Daddy. A healthy, happy eater equals a healthy, happy baby!

I had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, although I'm thankful for these things everyday. Family, friends, God, faith, health. Most importantly, I am thankful to have been blessed with this life. This life that makes me who I am ... a devoted wife and mother, who has faith in the Lord.

Abby & Max - Best friends.
(The only family picture of the day ...
how does that work out?!)

My sweet girl.

Managed to get a pic of the turkey.
Still no family picture. Ugh!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving ... spending time with family and friends, and taking time to count your blessings. The countdown to Christmas is officially on my friends! :)


Shannon said...

Love that you got a picture of the Turkey but no family sound like me! Love that picture of your sweet girl by the window! Is she absolutely precious or what! Holy cow she's adorable! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, now on to Christmas!

LeeAnn said...

I'm with Shannon...of course a picture of the turkey is much more important than a family picture! LOL It sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving. The pictures of Abby are adorable, and I love her outfit!

Melinda Johnson said...

Love the outfit and the bow! ;) Can't wait to see ya'll in a few days!

Sue said...

The pictures that you got were adorable! The turkey looks great too...good job JJ ;) We're so thankful that we got to see you for our 'belated' Thanksgiving, we always enjoy spending time with such special people. Sorry the family picture didn't work out that day either ;/ We hope to get down to Bradenton when the boys get back again. XOXO

Meant to be a mom said...

Abby truly is such a cutie in her little outfit and bow. I'm so glad you had such wonderful friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with. It has to be hard to miss being with family but thank goodness for good friends :).