Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I took a break from blogging over Thanksgiving. We had my family over Wednesday evening, so I had lots to do to prepare for that. My parents came in Tuesday evening, which was SO HELPFUL. Alex and Amelia started feeling bad on Tuesday and needed lots of TLC.

My Uncle and Aunt sent us these beautiful flowers for Thanksgiving. It was such a nice surprise! I used them as the centerpiece for one of the tables.

We had so much food and it was all yummy! My S-I-L, Kerri brought Sonic ice for the drinks. She's my new best friend. My Mom also made chicken and dumplings for two of my S-I-L''s a family tradition of theirs to eat them on Thanksgiving, so Momma surprised them! Is she a good M-I-L or what!? :) I didn't get a picture of everything, but we had turkey, dressing, green bean bundles, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, etc. I also made a cheese ball & sausage balls for an appetizer. Everyone is always hungry upon arrival, so this time I was prepared with something to munch on before dinner!

I love having all of my family under one roof.

It's so loud...with lots of laughter!

Amelia and Millie Beth. :)

Our family tradition is to write down what we're thankful for and to read it aloud. I love this tradition!

The little ones had lots of fun playing inside.

While the big ones had lots of fun playing outside!

Our family of three.

And this is the entire gang!

By the end of the evening, Amelia was running a high fever and was very sick.

There were about 6 of us in the bathroom at one her a bath and trying to comfort her. She was feeling so bad that she would just cry. At one point, I started crying just seeing her like that and not being able to do anything to help her. Momma & Joy were consoling me at that point! She was so sick that we ended up staying home on Thanksgiving Day vs. driving to see more family. I have to say, that even though Amelia was sick, it was still a wonderful Thanksgiving! We watched the parade, took a nap, ate leftovers, and just loved on our girl. We have so much to be thankful for.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving too!

Love to all,


Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

love the new look of the blog, so glad Amelia is feeling better, and Alex is better:) hugs, we did miss you:)

Faith said...

I love reading about your family get-togethers. I can tell that you all have such a great time together. It breaks my heart that baby girl was/is sick. Praying for her!

Betsy said...

That looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving, minus your sick sweetie pie. She has really had a rough time!! Bless her heart (and yours!) I hope you can get her all better soon.

Hillary said...

What a great time with all your family! Sad A was sick but glad you've got some good medicine now!

Mel said...

Your holidays always look so amazing. You guys are the new Normal Rockwell image to me.