Monday, November 28, 2011

So Very Thankful

We were feeling very homesick, so we were espcially THANKFUL to get back to Holliday for Thanksgiving. I did forget my camera... so no pictures, but many wonderful memories! We arrived in Holliday very late on Tuesday, after a somewhat eventful drive. We stopped outside of Abilene to let Crockett go to the potty (we are potty training!) and when I pulled down his pants I found his entire body covered in hives! It scared me to death, but after a little detour to get some meds, he seemed fine. Anyways, we made it to Holliday and were so happy to be there! Chris has LOTS to do while we were there, and I had to help Grandmaw cook. Luckily, Amie and her girls came to help too, so we all got to hang-out, which is one of my favorite things about Holliday! We got so much accomplished on Wednesday that Thursday morning, we woke up and heated everything up and were ready to go! On Thursday morning, Chad, Sara and Rich arrived... Crockett was SO happy to see Rich! They love playing together these days :) Kyle, Marla, Kylee and Dylan got there and we were ready for the feast! We had a wonderful time eating, chatting, watching football, looking at the Black Friday ads... it was a great day, just being together! Amie, Casey and their girls came by later and everything got a little crazier! The kids just have so much fun!

It was a great Thanksgiving, and being away from our family this year has made us even more THANKFUL for the time we get to spend together! There was one thing that happened... One trip to the ER for Rich (and Chad and Sara), that put a damper on our celebration... but luckily Rich was fine! It really was a great Thanksgiving and we are so blessed to be a part of such a special family!

After Thanksgiving, we headed to Lubbock to celebrate my sweet nephew, Quin's 1st Birthday!!! I cannot believe how quickly the past year has gone by. He has gone from a teeny baby to a chunky, lovable, snuggly, mobile little boy! His birthday party was a football theme, so we all wore our Tech gear and ate nachos and popcorn. Quin had an AWESOME football birthday cake, which he LOVED! It was ALL chocolate and was ALL over him when he was done... it was straight to the bath for sweet Quinny! It was such a fun birthday party! We loved celebrating this precious little boy. Happy 1st Birthday, Quin Joseph!!(Sorry I have no pictures :(

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