We started out by attending a Jazzercise class that morning. You've got to huff and puff before you stuff they say. :)
Then we came home and in a beautiful frenzy created quite a few delicious concoctions. Then we headed up to the Holmes' house, Joe's boss, for dinner, a walk to the beach to play football and watch the sunset, and back for games.
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking... and there are quite a few of them. (Most photo credits go to Bonnie Holmes)
Raspberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes,,, check.
The gangs all here! I think I had just taken a bite... hence the weird smile.
This girl ended up sleeping through the entire Thanksgiving dinner. And then woke up happy playing with mommy's bras that she can reach from her pack n play.
Joe ran to the top of the hill to get the full effect. Gorgeous.
Sara had some great presentation!
Yum! I have to make a dozen extra for my husband when I make these.
Bonnie, his first crush.
My cooking buddy! Yes, there was a Starbucks holiday drink involved.
Aunt Katie and I and Nate heading out to watch the sun go down.
My beautiful girl.
Get him! Two below... come on lets go!
Sporting a pretty skirt.
When you gotta go, you gotta go.
My sweetie. Oh how thankful and grateful I am for this man!!!!
Totally in love.
It changes colors so quickly.
While playing games... I think he was in the lead.
Probably playing Angry Birds.
I love playing cards.
Nate comes around the corner and says, "Chloe has a dirty DIRTY face." She apparently found some unattended chocolate. It was a late night. :)
I have so much to be grateful for. I have been incredibly blessed.
I wanted to leave you with a quote.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie