Monday, November 29, 2010

Thankful Hearts, Stuffed Bellies and Other T-Day Pics

Nov 10 027I hope that your Thanksgiving weekend was a enjoyable as our was.  Ours was filled with family, food, beautiful fall weather, hunting and several hundred miles of travelling- with no traffic, thanks to some fine back roads of Texas. IMG_0592 The weather was perfect, crisp and cool, and it only rained while we were preparing food or fellowshipping on screened in porches.  It seemed to clear for some yard football and driving.

IMG_0607Nothing says fun like playing in the dirt with cousins.  The adults weren’t the only ones whipping up pies this weekend.

IMG_0613It was such a treat to have my dear friend, and Caleb’s cousin, LeeAnn here with her husband and beautiful daughter.

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IMG_0612After a day packed with giving thanks for family, food and an Aggie football win (WHOOP), we woke up early on Friday and drove to the Hill Country to meet up with my mom and dad, my brother’s family, and all of my aunts and uncle and cousins on my dad’s side of the family.  These are some cousins that have a GRAND time together.  McClaine is completely outnumbered as the only boy out of 8 kids!

Nov 10 041Sage and Audrey are like two peas in a pod (pardon the iPhone quality photos- I was having such a ball, I rarely took a picture with a real camera).IMG_0616

And Lena found some snooze time with her Nana.Nov 10 029

The ladies escaped for the afternoon to hit up the Fredericksburg Trade Days and there was some serious junk to be seen.  I thought these little kid tractors were very cool.

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However, this booth was NOT so cool.  Creepy, and filled with baby doll parts, but definitely picture worthy.IMG_0617

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There was one booth that was filled with peculiar wind chimes.IMG_0626 And there was certainly some afternoon napping as the Tryptophan kicked in.

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After the seven hour drive home yesterday, and the rain that was falling early this morning, I made a decision to keep Aves and McClaine home from school today to have a little downtime.  We skipped on the Black Friday madness last week and instead, are gearing up for the Advent season where we teach the kids about the anticipation of God’s great gift found in a babe named Jesus.  This Jesse Tree Journey, by Ann Voskamp is a wonderful resource to do just that.

3 comments:

Vashey Fam said...

Creepy baby heads! How fun! I like how they're on sticks like shrunken heads!

Mrs Montoya said...

What a great weekend with family - that's what it's all about. And the kid tractors ARE cool.

Krystyn said...

Looks and sounds like a great time.

However, those doll heads are freaking me out!