Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thanksgiving continued....

This weekend, my family got together to celebrate Thanksgiving. We were all in different places on the actual day, so we made plans to celebrate a little late this year. What a great weekend!

My mom had a feast prepared, and Shelly (my sis-in-law) and I added a few recipes of our own to the meal. What a spread! There's something really beautiful about sitting down to a meal all together. We really talked. There were conversations about everything from politics to what God is doing in our lives right now. My dad and I had a little blast from the past where we sat down at the piano to sing some old favorites. When I was growing up, he used to take me to piano lessons every week, and we would sing our hearts out together in the truck on the way there. I must say that Dad had the bass thing going this weekend :) It was hard for me to sing with him doing that, but it was a lot of fun. I have missed those times with him.

No weekend with my family is complete without poker though. No, we don't play for money. We play for something much more important than that... bragging rights! Hats off to my brother Chris for having all the chips and bragging rights for now- that is, until we are together for Christmas. By the way, that's him in the picture pickin' and grinnin'. Mom must be proud.

I must say that one of the highlights for me is getting to hang with my niece for a while. What a beautiful young lady she is! I love that girl. She is one of the most loving and sincere girls I have ever known, and I have known a lot of teens over the years. Kristin is a Godly young lady with a great sense of humor, the heartiest laugh you will ever hear, and a heart as big as Texas. She loves like no other, and I love her! Kristin, if you are reading this, I love you girl. You make me proud to be your aunt. I love seeing how God is at work in you, and I can't wait to see what He is going to do in your life!

I have a great family. I love them dearly. We should do this more often.


Jo Ann said...

Oh yes, I am proud - even of the pickin' & grinnin'!!!! And the concert was nice too - brought back a lot of memories. I am so thankful for my family....I LOVE YOU ALL!!! And I, too, hope we can do this more often. Can't wait until Christmas.....Mom

Robo said...

I can't believe how much Kristin has grown up! I remember when she was a baby. She has a great future ahead of her because of the family that loves her so much. Oh yea and there is that GOD fella too.

C J said...

I HAD the chips. WILL HAVE the chips, and WILL ALWAYS HAVE the chips. Cause you gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.