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Sunday, November 29, 2009

a thanksgiving to remember

we had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. we were able to travel to tulsa to be with my side of the family. we stayed at my sister's home with her family. my whole side of the family was able to be with us. my mom and dad followed us on the 9 hour drive, which went very well. jacob traveled beautifully this time. snacks and entertainment seemed to do the trick and a long 3 hour nap helped too.

we got into town wednesday evening about dinner time and my brother-in-law tony had dinner on the grill waiting on us. what a treat that was!!! my brother brian got in town with his family thursday morning. we all stayed at connie's house the whole time. she and tony were wonderful hosts for all of us. we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner prepared by connie and tony and tony's parents. everything was so delicious. it was such a wonderful time having my whole entire family all together at one time.

the next day we all hung out and enjoyed the day together eating left overs all day. one of the best things about staying at the place where you eat Thanksgiving dinner is eating leftovers for the next few days. we played a lot of games together and enjoyed each other's company. the weather was so beautiful! we enjoyed being outside much of the time.  the guys had a few badminton tournaments and the kids jumped on the trampoline and played baseball, while us girls enjoyed watching the fun and talking.







my nephews, justin and jared
















 


                                                                 

                                     
                         

                              

                           
my brother brian, aaron, and my brother in law tony







pictured here left to right: my niece jessica, connie's oldest son's wife, my mom, and my sister connie

that evening most of us all packed up and went to rhema to see the Christmas lights. twenty years ago, i moved to tulsa to go to rhema bible training center and i was able to see the wonderful lights that they display every year. but i did not remember them ever being so spectacular. i have a lot of memories on the grounds of rhema because i went to school there for two years but it is also the place that aaron proposed. i was able to show the kids where their daddy asked me to marry him and it was so beautifully decorated. i think they were just a little impressed.

saturday, we celebrated my niece victoria's birthday at incredible pizza. we ate until we were stuffed and played together for hours.

(my dad, briona my brother's oldest daughter, brayden my brother's son, jared my sister's son, rachel, tony, connie, brian, brooklyn my brother's youngest daughter, holly my brother's wife, my mom, josiah, kristen, my sister's oldest daughter, amanda, victoria my sister's youngest daughter and the birthday girl, olivia, and aaron.)

 our waitress took this shot so that jacob and i could sneak in this pic but we lost sight of rachel and connie.


we had a wonderful time together for several days. we played and played  the whole time.  we ended the time together with an all family game of hide and seek. we turned all of the lights out in the house, set a timer while someone counted, then we all hid while the person seeking looked for us all until the timer went off. the ones that were not found got a point. the first one found was "it" for the next round. after ten times of seeking, the one with the most points won. we all had a blast! connie and tony and i all tied as the winners. i guess we still know how to play this game better than our kids. we have had a lot of practice in our lifetime. :)

it was a wonderful time with our family! we had a thanksgiving to remember!





      

29 comments:

Loren said...

Oh it looks like you had a wonderful time and soo happy your family was able to be together :) I still can't beiieve you all came here and we left LOL Oh well someday .....

Happy Thanksgiving my friend....

Andrea said...

Christy,
You have a beautiful family and Jacob is absolutely adorable. I am glad he traveled well. It can be challenging riding with little ones.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Kristin said...

That looks like and sounds like such a great time!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It sounds and looks like it was a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Bridget said...

WOW! Such a wonderful Thanksgiving you and your family had!

Laura said...

Sounds like a pretty special time. Blessings to you and yours!

septembermom said...

What a lovely family! It looks like you guys know how to have fun :) Wonderful pictures!

Beth E. said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time...there's nothing like spending time with family! Looks like you had nice weather, too!

Angie said...

You guys are wonderful! I miss you!

Mocha Momma said...

Now that was a nice get together. It's nice everyone could be there and stay to have lot's of fun.

The weather looks fabulous. Grass is quite dry though. We're real green here. No more dry season.

A late dry season...hmmm...sounds nice, but it would be considered a drought here.

Family is great! Enjoy!
Nannette

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fabulous family picture...how fun to be together with so much family on Thanksgiving. Glad you had a nice time.

Karen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time...family time is great!

Jennifer W. said...

What a wonderful thanksgiving!! We have a large extended family that we spend holidays with as well, and it's always so much fun!
JEn

Anonymous said...

Hey Christy, it sounds like you guys had a blast. I really miss our Thanksgivings we used to have in Tulsa together. Those are times I will remember and cherish forever. Remember we used to fit all those people in the Witter's rent house. It's a good thing they got a bigger house because the Beckham, Rose, and Witter clan got a LOT bigger.
Doug Rogers

Mary said...

That does look like a wonderful time and you look beautiful!!!

Happy Holidays!

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, it looks and sounds like you had a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!! Yay!!!

{{Hugs}}

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a blessing!

Take care my friend!
Hope you have a great week!

Julie said...

Christy Rose,
Looks like you had an amazing Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet words. I always enjoy your visits. They bless me!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My goodness... where did you all sleep? Have you ever read "When the Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant? Reading this reminded me of her remembrances about family gatherings on the mountain. Lots of love, little sleep, and tons of food and laughter! A good reason to celebrate life in this world. Hope your Christmas will host similar joy for you all.

peace~elaine

Darcie said...

Looks like you had an awesome time with all your family. That short weather is looking pretty good too! ;-) Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

momstheword said...

What a fun time you must have had! Getting together with your family is awesome!

We used to play hide 'n seek in the house when the kids were little and it was so much fun!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Wow..I see shorts..On Thanksgiving..I would be sooo THANKFUL for that!!! ;) Love the family pics what a great day!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

You look like you all had such a great time together! I love all the pictures! The weather was beautiful, too, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

that really touched my heart...i am so glad you were all able to be together!!!! and the pics are amazing!!! and just to revisit the spot with your children that their daddy proposed and it be all lit up is cool as all get out!!
Kim Baker

Warren Baldwin said...

Wonderful time! We were supposed to have a bigger gathering at our place, but last minute changes for two families kept them home and our gathering smaller. But, b/c we were smaller we did more stuff together, so that turned out to be a blessing, too. Glad both our families enjoyed wonderful Thanksgivings. wb

Adeye said...

What a sweet, sweet family memories you have made with your family, my friend.

Okay--so how in the world can it be that everyone in the pics looks all summery and I sit here with a high of 2 tonight and 16 tomorrow. :):) So not fair.

Love you.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. You look so pretty in that last picture. I can't get you all in bare feet and T-shirts. You didn't find that around here on Thanksgiving, LOL!

Sassy Granny ... said...

From barefoot to baseball, this could be MY family!

What fun to see how you spent your day. The joy-filled faces says a lot about the blessings & bonds of family.

Kathleen

P.S. Loved your comments on my post, especially ... "It is just almost too good to be true and that is why it is so hard for us to get."

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