I knew Thanksgiving would be hard without my sister, and it was. But, it was still full of great times, laughter and love. The kids went swimming. The pool was about 60 something degrees, but the kids went in. My brother was filming them.
Here's the smokers.
We played some pool.
Here's Suzy (who cooked a huge delicious feast) and my Mom.
Here's my brother Joe and Scott. Scott is Tiffany's Dad. So, my sister's baby Daddy. :)
Mr bro and my boys.
And how beautiful is the view from my Dad's backyard?
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and it was so nice to get together with my family and be happy.
Today, we drove to Sedona to spend the day with David's extended family. We had a lovely lunch on the creek in Sedona at a fancy resort. I gave the speech that we were eating somewhere fancy with cloth napkins and real glasses. They were on their best behavior, but as Ben said, "Ok, this is really stepping out of my comfort zone". That kid kills me.
This is Eunice and new baby Kate. Oh my gosh, Asian babies are just the cutest in the world. Kate was so, so good. I mean, she didn't make a peep the entire time.
This is Bill, David and Ben hopped in the picture at the last second.
Then, Noah hopped in. He was feeding the ducks our leftover fries. It was like one for the ducks, two for him...
Here we go, no kids!
Then, we went back to their cottage, so Eunice could feed baby Kate and Noah was posing in this tree.
Oh, he can be a ham alright.
Emily was not cooperating with my photo taking, but she still looks pretty.
Then, we headed back over the mountain home. It was a wonderful afternoon. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by so much family.
Tomorrow, we decorate for Christmas! I think that is one of the kids' favorite days of the entire year.
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