Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We spent the day in Lavaca with the Gibson side of the family. We decided this year that we were not going to try to be everywhere and that we would start switching off Thanksgiving and Christmas day with our families. Since our families only live an hour apart, it IS possible for us to see everyone in one day, but it is never any fun to have to rush from one place to the next. We want Landry and Collier to be able to spend quality time with their cousins wherever we are, and the only way we can do that is to choose to be one place and stay there. So far, our reasoning is proving true because Landry had A BLAST getting to spend time playing with Jackson (4) and Avery (3)! So much fun that we could hardly get her to go to bed Wednesday night or take any naps...she knew there was more fun to be had! :)
I am thankful this year that we have TOO MUCH FAMILY and too many choices to make it everywhere on the holidays. What a blessing that burden really is!

Cowgirl Landry on Wednesday night. Aunt Emily helped her use her tights as a holster for her gun! Ha!!

Jackson and Landry telling secrets. :)

Landry and Avery..."On top of the world!"

Landry swinging at Gigi and Papa-D's barn...

Woo Hoo!!

Sweet Collier at the Thanksgiving meal. He wanted to be right in the middle of it, and did not want to let Mommy sit down! :)

Our family...
Emily, Jackson, Avery, Kyle, Papa-D, Gigi, Landry, Me, Micah, Collier
 Yes, we are rednecks, and my husband and brother-in-law showed up to Thanksgiving dinner in their camo. That wasn't the plan, but Micah shot a deer that morning, and they were running late. I guess just another thing to be thankful for...fresh meat in our freezer! On a side note, I really wasn't thrilled in the beginning thinking about eating deer meat. Then, Micah used his magic to convince me that I spend extra money to buy organic products a lot of the time, and how much more organic does it get than a wild animal? Ha...he is good!

Daddy with his little man...
The kiddos got cookies as a reward after we took pictures...

Landry was is "Cuuuuuukie" heaven. :)

Today, we are relaxing and watching Razorback football! We did get up and do a quick Black Friday trip to our hair salon at 5:30 this morning to buy half price giftcards! :) We have purchased these the last 3 years, and we have it down where we can get our hair done all.year.long for half the price! In the past, we have even had some extra left on the cards to get a few massages, manicures, spray tans, etc. Hoping that we added wrong again this year!

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