Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Every year Thanksgiving is split between both my family and hubby’s family.  We start at my mom’s house where all the cousins, grandparents, and great grandparents get together eat lunch and enjoy each other’s company.  This year we spent Thanksgiving being thankful for the greatest gift of the year, to have a home again and have the family time we have together.  We waited for two years to have a home again and it felt so nice to bake in my kitchen and pack up the family as we head out for our Thanksgiving.  We are so thankful that God gave us two amazing and healthy babies, each other, a new home, great family and friends.  Life is great! 


Ay, caught ya!!! Put my bird down.


This may be the last year with Nina, so I wanted to make sure that we got a good shot of her.  I got her right after my biological parents divorced.  She traveled with me to visit both sides, for the short time that I did that, and then once mom met my Dad and they began living together…he fell in love with her.  Their bond has become so close.  I knew when I graduated high school and moved out that I could not take her with me, and I wouldn’t dare try it.  But she isn’t doing good and is pretty old, I keep preparing myself Sad smile


Nina girl.


While we were waiting on the food to cook and everyone to get there, we enjoyed the amazing weather outside.  It was such a beautiful day.


Doing what she does best!


My favorite part of the holidays.  Just a lil DYI for ya, if you ever think you have had the best ham, you should get my hubby to make you one…I promise you!


Another one of my Thanksgiving favorites.


The rolls…thankfully not burnt (inside joke about Mema)…my third favorite Thanksgiving dish!


Love watching babies play.  There is something about the sweetness and the imagination that warms my heart! 


I love snapping pictures away while people talking and eat, and hang out.


They say we look alike, I can’t see it, but if so that’s a huge compliment!  Love my momma!


My great grandmother, and my babies great great grandmother- she’s amazing! 


Pop and Nene stopped by too.


Hey handsome.


Lil man enjoyed some reading time with Nene.


He also enjoyed some cupcake.

I try to get the family together and take group pictures after dinner.  Some times it is easy to get everyone together and some times it is not!  While I was working on getting my settings straight, some people were goofing around…


That’s one COOL MEMA!


My Uncle’s family…missing one family, Victoria. Sad smile


My mom’s family plus Pop and Nene.


Count them, FIVE generations!!  That right there is something to be thankful for!


The grand babies, minus hubby…since he was taking the pic Sad smile


Mema and her great grands, minus one Sad smile 


He loves his Mema, and having his picture taken!


Right before we headed out Gammy busted out the side walk chalk…whoever invented writing on the concrete with chalk was brilliant!!!


My momma and daddy!!!

Next stop was hubby’s family!  It was low key this year, and it was so nice.  We got to spend quality time with each other and take in what Thanksgiving is all about, being thankful for family!


I asked Aunt C to take a picture for our Christmas cards, so she played with the camera a little before.


We played her models, this is what hubby does when he thinks no one is watching.




I wasn’t sure how to “pose” us.


Can’t remember what was so funny, but we apparently found it very funny!  More practice for Aunt C!


We took several but these were my favorite, besides the one we actually used…but I want to keep that one secret until the cards are here!! Smile


I took some pictures of the rest of the fam too!  There was a good one of Uncle N and Aunt C, but something happened to my SD card and the pictures were corrupted…if anyone knows how to fix that I would love to hear your suggestions!


He’s funny!


Uncle C loves the babies!!



Grand babies!


Nana goofing around…looks nice!  After we played around, walked the “farm” and enjoyed each other’s company…we headed across the street to do some shootin’


Typically the guys do the shooting and us ladies are at the house with the babies, but I wanted to get in on the shooting action too…so I could play with my camera!


Uncle C


Pumpkin targets!




Uncle N


The end results of pumpkin targets!


It was a great day, never long enough.  Like I mentioned earlier, we have so much to be thankful for and spending time with family is never long enough.  There are so many people that don’t have families to enjoy, or take for granted those they do, and it is important to me to soak up as much of that family time as I can because you never know when will be the last day.  I’m so thankful for a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to many more.  I hope your Thanksgiving was just as amazing.  We even ended our day with a beautiful sunset on the way home. 


Tamara said...

Eeeee! I freaking love the family picture of y'all in the hay with your foot propped up. So gorgeous! I can't wait to get my Christmas card from y'all!!

Renee said...

Thank ya ma'am!!! I loved it too, it was hard to pick one to use I should have picked a card with three picture spots! I can't wait to get them in :)