Thanksgiving was awesome. I didn't take very many pictures. We went to my sister's home. It was very fun. I am so grateful for all my blessings, including, and especially my sister. I am so glad that she lives nearby. Love her bunches and bunches.
Friday we cleaned up from all the cooking on Thursday. J and A played together--like they always do.
We do have two trees up this year, partially because we now have a two story home, but mostly because this was our time all together as a family. Most of the time, when we get to see A it is in St. Louis. This time, all five of our children were together. Decorating the tree is family time and so CK and I bought a smaller artificial tree and we put it up and decorated it together. We now have our second tree up and decorated as well. It is a live tree and it is downstairs in our living area. I am pondering purchasing a third tree to use next year in our piano room. It would look good there and it would allow me a tree to decorate for the beauty while still having the other trees have all the kids' ornaments and other special ornaments on them. I have collected ornaments from places that we visit. It is so fun to put them on the trees. My sister-in-law, L, gave me that great idea and I love it. Putting up ornaments is a time to relive our family history.
|I love this picture with CK and A. One day she will be too big, but right now--you can tell how much she loves her Daddy.|
|V loves to touch her hair. It is the first thing she does when she wakes up and she feels it throughout the day. :) I guess it is a good thing that she has a lot of hair!|
I am so blessed to have these children, this home, and this Christmas season.