Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So Thankful

I have so much to be thankful for this year.
My thoughtful, funny and smart first grader;
My lovable, kind and inquisitive three year old; and
sweet, sweet Maggie
She thoroughly enjoyed her very first Thanksgiving meal.
Add to that a husband who loves to cook, and a house full of family and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
We hosted my dad's family this year.  There were twenty-nine of us, twenty adults and nine kiddos.  Everyone pitched in to help. Here is the prep crew.
And here's the clean-up crew.  Call me crazy, but I love the camaraderie that comes from washing dishes after a meal like this.

While we were cleaning up, the kids had a great time in the back yard.

And of course, someone had to supervise.
Mollie Kate and Max enjoyed the kids table.
Finally, here's Grandma, and my Aunt Carol, two of the best cooks and hostesses I know.
Our family has been blessed beyond belief, and I am truly thankful for all I have been given.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Home from Naples

It's been a few weeks since my last post.  Around Halloween, Maggie and I were lucky enough to accompany Will to an anesthesia meeting in Naples, FL. 
My parents and my mother-in-law watched the big kids, and we got to enjoy beautiful weather and some one-on-one time with Maggie.

The sunsets in Naples are amazing, and this was our favorite way to end the night. 

 Maggie was an amazing traveler.  She was so good on the plane and quite the social butterfly at all of the resturants.  She loved the beach.
And who doesn't love a good heavenly bed?