Saturday, November 29, 2014

thanksgiving recap

We've eaten a lot of turkey and ham this week. And we were blessed to spend time with both sides of the family. 

I didn't take my camera to Anthony's family. (shame on me) 

But here are some pics of my crazy bunch.

So the little carbon copies - they got a lot of attention from everybody. Pretty sure they were in everyone's lap at some point during the night. 

 I think a song was being sung here 

Anthony and I played a little game with them where we sat in the floor and they'd run to me and I'd toss them in the air, then they'd run back to Anthony and just run right into his chest. Then one of em started head butting Anthony - it was so funny. Boys. 
My shoulders and arms were a little sore the next day. #oldpeopleprobs

They absolutely ADORE Trevor. Not a shocker. That joker's such a kid magnet.

You may have noticed in these shots the twins aren't wearing their cute matching turkey shirts with their names. Unfortunate. 
They got dirty. 
Which meant Aunt Lyndy could no longer tell them apart. :-/

But alas, they wore different pants
And because I'm a smart cookie I figured out that Brady had on the brown pants (BRady--->BRown) and Conner had on the black pants. 
So what if people noticed I had to look down at the pants before calling the right name. 
And so what if I still got it wrong some. 

Yeah, I'm that aunt. 
Eh, there are worse things. 

There was fun had by all <3 
----->memories made.. 

Here are a couple more of those little carbon copy cuties for good measure. 

Hope you had a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

thankful Thanksgiving thoughts

I suppose I'm jumping on the thankful bandwagon that's running rampant on social media today. ;-) 

That's not so bad, is it? 

I am thankful. 

Thankful for a God I serve who knew me before I was formed in my mother's womb. 
God who loved me enough to send His only son to die for MY sins. 
God who forgave me of my sins when I knelt at an altar when I was 9 years old. 
God who loves me no matter what. 
God who promises me eternal life when my heart beats its final time here on earth. 

I could stop there. Because that's all that matters, isn't it? 

But I'm also thankful for my family. 
And lots more. 

Pretty sure we could all make a list of a thousand things we're thankful for. 

Here's my hope - that we can go past just saying we're thankful and actually show it. That we'd stop and say something pleasant to the cashier in the store even if we're in a hurry. That we'd send that text to a friend we have on our mind and say hey, I'm thinkin about ya. That we'd be intentional about showing the love and appreciation we claim to have in our hearts. Take time to show we really care. 

Because I have a feeling there are a lot of people out there who need just that. 

I'm thankful tonight for a lot. 
I hope you are, too. 

Happy Thanksgiving!