Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanksgiving: round 2

so after spending all morning and day in cullman with my side of the family, we drove back down to continue celebrating thanksgiving with jay's side. dinner was planned to start at 4:00pm, and it was good timing. luckily, the girls took about an hour nap during the car ride. we all met at the restaurant, and as soon as we walked through the door, the mabster ran to nana lin and asked for a balloon. it's like her most favorite special treat when she goes there. so of course, nana lin and her walk to the back near her office, and she blows her up a blue balloon with an orange string (war damn eagle!). then, she makes one for the toshy and ties it to her wrist. hers was a green balloon with a yellow string (gooo blazers!). the girls LOVED their balloons.the best thing about those damn balloons though, was the fact that we could locate a child if they were walking behind the tables and chairs. it's easy to lose sight of one especially since the midgets are well, still midgets. admittedly, there were a couple of times where i thought, "where's the toshy?" then i saw the green balloon floating a few rows back, and i knew she was okay. *snicker snicker*

so we all say the blessing and get to some good eats. can i just say that i LURVE celebrating our holidays at home field now? seriously, it's awesome. it's open, fun for the kids to run around, any and everything you need is already there (booze included of course), and it's so close to home. it just makes me feel so less stressed and non-claustrophobic since our family is expanding like crazy. here we are minus auntie jess and blake. we missed you guys, but are glad ya'll got to spend the holiday together.lastly, here are just some random pictures of the mabster and the toshy playing with their cousins douglas and hudson. i can't believe how fast everyone is growing. they were all so sweet to watch, and by the end of the night, everyone was exhausted. there was definitely an early bedtime for all that night. thanksgiving with family was fantastic. i really enjoyed every minute of it and am now super excited about christmas. hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving!

"F-A-M-I-L-Y, F-A-M-I-L-Y. Love my family...I'm so're in my family...i'm so glad..."