Saturday, November 27, 2010

our thanksgiving

We had an awesome week! We had Thanksgiving here, at our house, with my mom, siblings, and some friends on Wednesday night. I really don't have any photos of that, because between hosting and eating, I didn't get my camera out. I do have a few photos of Wednesday during the day when my sister, Sarah, played bubbles with the kiddos. Despite some spillage and Jonah being unwilling to share nicely, it was a fun time.

On Thursday, we went to my Maw-Maw's house and spent Thanksgiving with her, my Paw-Paw and my dad. We always have a great time there, choosing to venture outdoors. It's so neat to get to share our happy memories and experiences there with Asher, Ainsley, and Jonah.

 My brother, Peyton, and his wife, Amy.

Peyton was awesome with Jonah this week. He and Sarah both gave me so many breaks and entertained him. Jonah is sometimes not great with guys, but he LOVES my brother. Maybe he senses that he's kind of like his Mommy. I don't know, but it was awesome. They spent a lot of time looking at cars from the porch, walking, and taking golf cart rides.

Pop (my dad) and Ainsley, sharing a dessert.

My oldest and youngest siblings. Nineteen year age difference. :)

There was lots of football throwing...

And golf cart riding...

Jonah was scared out of his mind at first (notice the look of terror on his sweet little face)....

But as long as we were moving, he was a happy (or at least, not crying, clinging on for dear life) little boy.

Pop, letting Asher take a turn at the wheel.

My beautiful Maw-Maw.

My two sisters with Maw-Maw. I love them. :)

I'm thankful for so many things. I never thought I'd get to celebrate any Thanksgivings with my Jonah, and now I've had the pleasure of TWO! I'm thankful for my amazing husband who is more than I could ever have hoped for, my miracle son who continues to beat the odds and inspire the best in others, my family and friends who are such a huge support, my wonderful church family, my cozy little house, and a million other things. Most of all, I'm thankful for my God, who never gives up on me, shows me unconditional love that I could never replicate or understand, and gives me a clean slate every day. My cup runs over.

(We went to the zoo today and it was AWESOME. I'll post photos of that later. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Also, Jonah turns 21 months today. Can you believe he'll be two years old in three months? Me neither.)


Rachel E. said...

What beautiful family photos, Patrice! And you and your brother and sister look SO much alike. (although I'm sure you've heard that a lot before!)

RLR said...

Glad you have had such a great week! Thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to see the zoo pics!

Laura A said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Patrice! So glad you were able to spend it with family and that you had such a wonderful time.

Sweet Jonah looks like such a big boy - tell him happy 21-month-birthday! The time really goes fast, doesn't it?! Praising God for all He's done for Jonah and all the things He has in store for him.

Love from TX,

Melissa said...

Jonah looks SOOOOO good! Happy. Healthy.
What a thankful Thanksgiving.
Still praying !

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Looks like it was awesome! Love the "scared face" in the golf cart. I know that's mean, but I can't help it. TOO CUTE! Love you.

The Goodman Family said...

Glad that you had an awesome weekend! You and your brother look a lot alike.

I can't believe that Jonah will be 2 in just a few months! Are you already planning a big birthday bash?

I was shopping at Hanes Mall in Winston - Salem on Friday and I looked for you, I was hoping to run into you and little Jonah..would have made me happy, but oh well!

Take care and may God bless you and your little family!

Laura said...

Loved seeing pictures of the family! Don't remember every seeing Peyton with facial hair. No surprise that he's good with Jonah.

Laura S.

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Glad to hear that you had an awesome week. Jonah is growing up so much & maybe learning to enjoy life. Not sharing is oh so much a toddler/2 year old thing..the days of sharing without throwing a fit are few & far between.

Great need to have the one of the entire family framed. You will treasure that one for years to come.

Jonah looks so healthy & happy & so do you & Matt. God's blessings have flowed abundantly through that precious little boy.

Hope to see you before Christmas, if not sending lots of love & Christmas joy.

Jessi said...

Glad y'all had a happy thanksgiving! I can't believe Jonah is so close to being 2!! It seems like you JUST had his 1st birthday party! Wow.

Deanna said...

Beautiful post and great pictures! I teared up a little at your last is so obvious that you guys don't take a minute of Jonah's life for granted, and it's a good reminder to the rest of us to treasure what we have too...even when almost-two-year-olds get challenging! : )