Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I have been neglecting my blog again! But what fun we've been having in the mean time!!! Marty's youngest brother Rick and his fiancee came to Texas to spend Thanksgiving with the family. We had not seen Rick since my father in law's funeral in 2003. That's much too long to go without seeing family!

We have so enjoyed our visits with Rick and Sandy. Thursday was Thanksgiving at my mother in law's house. I was asked to make Pumpkin rolls and deviled eggs. No problem. Wednesday night after work and after church I began making the pumpkin rolls while my sweet husband cleaned our house. I made the pumpkin rolls and was still feeling energetic, hubby was still scrubbing our room and the guest room so I just kept cooking. I made cheesy tortilla roll-ups (Yum!) and munched until the wee hours of the morning. Then I decided to use up the last of the pumpkin and make some pumpkin bread. I think I crawled into bed sometime between 1 and 2 am. It's been a really long time since I've wanted to bake goodies and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Thanksgiving was made extra special this year in being able to share it with Rick and Sandy, my sister in law Debbie and her children Cheyenne and Tony, and my mother in law Billie and father in law Freddie, and my brother in law Shad, his wife Mari, and their three children Anna, Logan and Olivia.

We were even able to share part of the day with my brother in law Mike via Skype on the computer. What a blessing technology was to our entire family that day! It was the first time Marty, Heather, Billie and Freddie or I have been able to use Skype to talk to Mike. He has been in Iraq for many months and we all miss him. There were many tears and much laughter as we all gathered in the hallway to get a glimpse of and talk to Mike. Later in the day we were even able to see and talk to my nephew Chris in Arizona. He is to be deployed to Afghanistan for 4 months. We are so proud of both Mike and Chris!

Mike on Skype! Gotta love technology!!!



Marty and Rick talking to Mike on Skype:


Heather and Granny (Billie) talking to Chris on skype. It was so good to be able to SEE him looking so happy and hear his voice.




As has become the norm when we are at Freddie and Bilie's, horseshoes were pitched.
Me, Shad and his daughter Anna:


And on the other end, Freddie and Tony (my nephew Logan is the little one off to the side):



Shad with his wife Mari:


Rick carved the turkey:


You know Granny loves it when she gets to cook for so many of us that another table has to be added!










Debbie and Cheyenne:



After dinner the little ones could be found playing in the piles of leaves.
Logan:


Olivia:



Anna:






I hope each of you had a Thanksgiving that was as blessed as ours!










3 comments:

~HeAtHeR~ said...

i didn't get to talk to mike... :( i was at work.

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Debbie said...

We had such a great time at Thanksgiving and what a blessing it was to see Rick, Sandy and have everyone talk to Mike and Chris. This is one Thanksgiving that I won't forget...

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