Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving with family

     Here it is the Monday following Thanksgiving and the last of our company has gone home. Sarah and her children left for home this afternoon. I so enjoy having our kids and grandkids come to visit but it does get a little hectic.  When everybody is here I don't get to spend much time with individual grandkids, but it is a lot of fun to just sit back and listen to them connect with their cousins that they don't get to see often. It is a time of happy chaos for me, surrounded all these people who I love so much. It warms my heart to see my children and their spouses doing such a great job raising our sweet  grandchildren.  I did have some good quality time with the grandkids who helped me give Joey his morning walks.

     Our Thanksgiving stress was somewhat reduced this year by my daughter-in-law Beth volunteering to host the Thanksgiving dinner at their house in nearby Monroe. I say "our stress" but really I mean Linda's stress.  My biggest sacrifice for family coming to visit is probably my willingness to step on leggo pieces for several weeks following the holiday.  We had a very nice time with everyone showing up for Thanksgiving dinner except the Kangs.  That meant a dinner with about 25 people in James' and Beth's rather small home.  Thanks for taking one for the team Beth!  Sarah and her six children showed up later that evening and stayed through Monday afternoon. I think we did end up with all nineteen grandkids at our house at some point during the past five days.
     I've included a few pictures of Lilly modeling one of the 8 tam hats I've cranked out over the past four months. The amazing thing was that she kept the hat on long enough for a few pictures.  The tam hats are fairly easy to do and seem to be a big hit with the girls



  1. cute, cute. I'm looking forward to my grey tam. :)

  2. love the tams, ALWAYS- and they're perfect without the "tamming", too ;P hehe