Monday, November 26, 2012

Hello Monday...

This may come across as whiny...
...but i would just like to say that a four day weekend was not enough. 
I had an absolutely wonderful thanksgiving. I remember sitting around my family thinking i'm so blessed to have these people in my life. It truly is a beautiful season...and one that constantly reminds me to NOT take the family that i have for granted every day. 
I even got a little teary eyed as i watched each member of my crazy, loud, overly rambunctious family and silently thanked God for threading my life together with theirs. 
That isn't to say that my family doesn't have problems...we do...all families do; but it is what you CHOSE to do with those problems, and how you choose to face them: divided or together.
We always choose together. 
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I was able to hang out with my brother for a few days...and it was GREAT.
It is always humorous how my cat, Tobi, doesn't enjoy being around him after he has been gone for an extended period of's actually kind of sad really.
Bo left friday night to head back upstate for the BIG Clemson vs USC rival game.
Clemson lost...& i dont want to talk about it.
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I was going to share some Christmas decorations today...but ummm my house currently looks like a rabid pack of two year olds swarmed through and pulled everything into a mess. 
The joys of decorating. 
So instead i'll share just a few of the pictures i took with some of my family this weekend.
{aka this is about 8 people, we had close to 30 out there}
What?! You don't want to look at pictures of my lovely family instead of Christmas decorations? 
Deal with it. =)
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My grandparents have been married well over 50 years! =)
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Do you feel like you now me better? 
Possibly want to stalk my life?
Pshhh i would too after seeing how awesome my family is. :)
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How was your thanksgiving?! 
& don't forget, if you're participating in the Christmas Trinket & Tradition swap, packages go out soon.


Robin said...

I'm glad you had a genuinely fun Thanksgiving. That's a blessing.
Thanksgiving is sort of a chore for me. There are about two relatives/family members (other than my parents and brother) that I actually want to see. The rest are people that my parents invite because they feel obligated.

Jordan said...

Besides all the food we get to indulge in, that is exactly what I love about Thanksgiving! Being around loved ones and just feeling so blessed. I got a little overwhelmed that day as well. Love it! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

Abbey said...

These pictures are so great! Also, so glad to hear your break was wonderful. :)

Laura said...

Oooh I'm excited about the Christmas swap! Going to the Christmas store tomorrow (tradition!) and hoping to find an awesome ornament to send on!

Third photo from bottom... couple with guy in blue shirt... LOVE IT! Love every single thing about it.

Sarah Grace said...

such a beautiful family! :)

his little lady said...

These images are absolutely beautiful! And you're right. 4 days was definitely not enough. And this Monday so far has been a lot harder to welcome with open arms then usual. Boo!
xo TJ

Melissa said...

I love looking at photos of people i don't know. :) (Really! That was not sarcasm!) haha. Great pics. Love all the couple shots. :)

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

My thanksgiving was perfect! You have a lovely family!

Victoria said...

I don't know how I missed this post!?!?! Anyway...I've read it now!

You have a beautiful family!!! I especially love the picture of your Grandparents. Love stories like that are so inspiring.

We're all posting about Thanksgiving and Christmas, but very few of us have great pics of our family to share!

Sorry about Clemson's loss! Sad day for sure. :(