Last Thanksgiving was so exciting because it was Caleb’s first big Holiday. He was only two weeks old. I was so excited the night before Thanksgiving, I could hardly sleep (well, half excitement, the other half a newborn baby with his days and night confused). I couldn’t wait to show him off to all the family that hadn’t had a chance to meet him. This fall, I was wondering, “How could this year compete with such a memorable ‘first’ Thanksgiving?”
As far as memories go, this year did not disappoint. For starters, everyone, except for me, ended up getting the stomach bug. At the time it seemed quite awful that so many people were sick, but now it has turned into a funny memory. Caleb got to spend a lot of time with our cousins and Nonnie from Florida, and we all love seeing them. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is visiting with my family from Florida.
We skipped having Thanksgiving at my parents home this year – instead, we all drove to my Aunt and Uncle’s cabin out in the country. Their log cabin is nestled on a hill, looking across a beautiful pond and a 200 year old red barn. It’s breath-taking. They really went the extra mile to have toys for the kids to play with. Plus, traveling any distance with my family is a party in itself! Here our some photos from our Thanksgiving:
There’s something about laughter in a kitchen with these ladies that warms my heart.
The queens of taking photos. By the way, a lot of the photos from this blog post were taken by Katelyn. It’s nice to have someone else in the family who likes taking photos. Her talents, however, far surpass mine.
What a difference a year makes…..