We certainly have much to be thankful for this season.
1. A Heavenly Father that can paint a pretty amazing masterpiece in your life if you let Him.
2. Two healthy, precious boys.
3. A husband that provides for our family and is the best daddy.
4. Family and friends full of love and support.
and our list could go on and on....
We did a "thankful" tree for the first time this year with Dylan (thanks, Pinterest) and he really enjoyed it. Some mornings, he would remind me that it was time to do a thankful leaf! Mission. Accomplished.
We also made some pretty awesome turkey cookies (again-Thanks, Pinterest). He loved
eating, putting all of the candy corn on the cookies for feathers. They were a hit at Thanksgiving lunch and actually tasted great!
This was our year to be with my Mom and Dad and her family in Amagon, Arkansas. Caleb took a header into the coffee table before we left home. Big. Ole. Shiner. Learning balance is a tough job! He enjoyed the car ride because I sat in between the seats and fed him blueberry puffs! He did take a little moment to call his friends on the phone! And what would you do without a DVD player?!? Dylan enjoyed watching The Berenstein Bears on our little road trip.
It was so wonderful for Dylan to get to play with cousins that he sees every other year! Jayden and Keagan are "all boy" just like Dylan. I know if they lived closer, it would be mud pies and black eyes for sure! We attempted some posed shots, but that didn't work out so well! The picture is a little small, but Zoe has the most awesome little girl curls! She is a doll! And Miss Cali, well, her big brown eyes just make you smile! She and big brother Jayden are moving to Hawaii while their Daddy is stationed there. Thinking, vacation?!?
We ate some amazing food! My Aunt Vernadene makes THE BEST turkey dressing on the planet. It has the PERFECT amount of each seasoning. Most dressings tend to be heavy on the sage. Not hers, I had a few servings. I enjoyed catching up with all the "girl" cousins. Caleb enjoyed a nice nap after lunch. The guys enjoyed chatting ducks and electricity. Our family motto ;) And my sweet Dylan could NOT stop eating. This plate of BBQ potato chips was after a plateful of "real" food and two servings of dessert. He then went back for another plate of chips and a cookie before we left. Geez!
Jayden and Dylan being BOYZ and checking out each piece of equipment at Uncle Wayne's farm!
Here are the little boy cousins enjoying a ride in the Kubota.
Caleb, Dylan, and cousin Westen enjoyed watching the horses and cows in the pasture.
Cauy got to ride on a horse earlier in the day. He really had a way with them. We had a wonderful day. My mom counted around 80 family members there for lunch. What a heritage! Going to the part of the country where my mom grew up allows me to slow down. Seeing the fields, the horses, the wide open spaces really allows you to appreciate God's wonders. It allows ME to relax and enjoy a slower pace. I am thankful that my boys are experiencing it as well.
Who loves Pop? My boys! Dylan calls him Poppy these days and now when we walk in their house, Caleb points and reaches for him, too! What can I say, he is the best Dad and the best Poppy!
The best we could get of the family of four! Thankful, thankful, thankful.