Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving in Pictures...

We traveled to my sister's house about 2 hours north of where we live. All my kids were there, my brother and his kids were there, and my sister's family was there, of course. All present and accounted for! Nathan brought his girlfriend Amelia, and of course the engaged couple (Gretchen and Joe) came!  The doggies enjoyed their annual get together, minus dear Rebel. He was so missed - his happy face and wagging tail. : ( 

It was a wonderful day, as it always is. This is my FAVORITE holiday because it's not overtaken with commercialism - it's all about people, relationships, families, visiting, thanking God for His blessings, talking, laughing, cousins playing and talking... just enjoying being together. And the good food is just the icing on the cake!

A few pictures from our day -

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

 

Now the Christmas countdown begins - the holiday I DON'T like so much anymore. The focus has shifted to extreme commercialism which puts hardship on families struggling financially, just to keep food and shelter (a category we fall into unfortunately.) Once Thanksgiving has passed, I grit my teeth and endure til January. Sigh. I wish it were not that way.

But it IS what it is...

7 comments:

Mary said...

I really enjoyed your photos, Lynn. It was almost like joining you on that Day. I can almost smell the way the house smells when there has been a turkey in the oven for hours. I know this is your favorite holiday. I'm glad you all got to enjoy it together. You are indeed blessed.

Michelle said...

Hi Lynn,

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love all the pics!

Hope you're having a wonderufl Sunday!!

God Bless & bug hugs~Michelle

Tänia said...

Sounds like you had a really great Thanksgiving day! We did to, minus a little drama.

Love and hugs friend!

Tänia of Faith Prints

Kimberly said...

So glad to see your Thanksgiving photos. It is such fun to be with family and have a good time.

~Pam~ said...

Hi Lynn!
I enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day photos. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I love Thanksgiving!
Hope your week is off to a great start.

Love & blessings
xoxo

Sue said...

Beautiful photos, Lynn. Glad you had a great time with your family, Sweetie!!

Hugs xo

Sue said...

Beautiful photos, Lynn. Glad you had a great time with your family, Sweetie!!

Hugs xo