Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Thanksgiving is really my favorite holiday of the whole year. I love the traditions that my family has established and I love all the food. Last year, Smug-Hub and I got home from our family's big dinner and went to the store and purchased everything needed to make a whole other Thanksgiving dinner and made it and ate Thanksgiving leftovers all week long!

I like that I get to see all my aunts, uncles and cousins. I love seeing all the new babies, new husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends and animals that have come into the family since we all last got together. My dad's side of the family is very large and we all try to get together for Thanksgiving and Easter. Easter tends to be a lot smaller, but everyone makes the effort to come together for Thanksgiving! In the last year we have had a wedding, three births and one pregnancy (any time now and the new little man will be with us). We have welcomed home our solders and said goodbye to one of us.

Our family is strong in love and we are closer than a lot of other extended families (from what I understand). We stand by each other and welcome all with open arms. I am looking forward to once again being embraced by the fold of all that love.

I know that there are members of my family that my not think that everything that I am doing with Mary is the correct thing or the right way, but they are totally and completely supportive anyway and what more can you ask for really??

I am looking forward to making memories of Smug-Baby's first Thanksgiving (and wishing that I had my new camera and knew how to use it). I am looking forward to seeing how much my cousin's children have grown and catch up on everyone's life. Did I mention all the food??

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!! Be thankful, be happy, be loved!!


  1. This is very sweet. Family is the biggest blessing, and something to be very thankful for. Enjoy your holiday, and ask someone to take pictures for you. I do that a lot when I forget my camera for church and school events. I always ask another Mom to take some pictures for me, and they always get a nice shot of my kids :)

  2. I was excited before but now I'm over the moon! I can't wait to get on the road!!