Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thanksgiving 2013

I love Thanksgiving. Definitely love all the delicious food--not gonna lie. But also love the traditions that go along with the holiday--Turkey bowl/trot, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, black Friday ads, family & friends. And of course, I love the concept of giving thanks. The suggestion to ponder on the amazingly blessed lives we live (despite the trials). I am so incredibly grateful for the many opportunities, experiences, and blessings in my own life! Naming them all would be completely impossible, but at the top (alongside my family) would come faith. I feel very blessed for my own inward assurance that there is purpose in this life, and that no matter what happens everything will be okay. I think I grappled with this assurance a bit in the days following this post (or more accurately, the event that this post is based on), but as always, it held out and got me through. 

More to come on that. For now, moving on to the pictures ...  

Ward--church group--turkey bowl.
(this picture is somewhat bittersweet to me, but again, more on that later)

Happy to be able to spend such a great day with Kevin's wonderful mom. And very sad to be without his dad:(.

Kid table!
(despite the boys' tank tops and shorts, it is in fact a chilly November day outside)

Handsome turkey carver;).

My amazing lovely sister (one of them anyway)!

Promise, we did not coordinate our clothes on purpose. 

Yum, yum. Time to eat!

One of my blessings!

Relaxing after dinner.

Cousins!

Turkey coma;).

Hanging out.

Apparently the coma was short lived!!

Can't waste too much time resting, when there's so many fun people to play with:-).

And, moving on ...