Tuesday, November 27, 2012

full, content heart

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We were so blessed  to be able spend Thanksgiving this year back home with our families.  The boys did so awesome during the long drive and it was good for my soul to see them so loved on by all my favorite people.

Although it is nice to have a day dedicated to giving thanks I am so richly blessed and try to live a life of thanksgiving.  I was a few minutes late to the dinner table on Thursday because I was making plates and taking trips to the potty and blowing on food to cool it down and getting kids situated, etc.  But I thought to myself how truly blessed I am.  I know the day will come all too soon when my children will no longer need my help for any of that.  The joy I get from mothering is like none other.  Thank you God for this life!

Our short 3 day visit was a whirlwind but so, so good.  In the 3 days we were home we spent lots of time playing outside, ate way too much, the boys took a quick trip to the zoo while Keith and I hit up an antique mall, took naps, pow pow'd everything we saw (Sawyer is in a phase), grabbed a night cap with my brother and Sarah (rare for me these days!), the boys took bubble baths with their cousins and even squeezed in a visit to see Santa. 

I am so thankful for my camera.  I get such joy out of photographing the people I love and preserving wonderful memories for myself and my family. 

Thanksgiving 2012 in pictures.

 Thanks to my sweet friend Whit for the boys adorable idian owl shirts!!

I am full, content and so happy.  So ready for the next month, the traditions, the parties, the cozy nights at home.  Even though we were exhausted after arriving home Sunday night, Keith and I (and Sawyer) climbed in the attic to bring down all the Christmas decorations.  We started decorating last night.
Bring it on, December!


BeLLA said...

It was a wonderful visit and I thank God everyday for my precious family. We had so much fun, and as always love all of your pics!

Kathy Jo said...

What a great long weekend but I know a tiring one for you guys! Those precious boys are growing so fast and just precious! I have been so blessed with such a wonderful family - the priveledge to in your lives and the lives of those sweet angels! And your words always touch my heart!!!

Can't wait for the next couple of weeks to fly by!!!

Much love to you all!!