I 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. 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.
After 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!
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.
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.