Thanksgiving 2010

Stephen's parents, fondly called Gigi and Papa around our house, came to Louisville to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Julianne told everyone she met that they were coming for days before they were even supposed to arrive. Needless to say, she (and the rest of us) were excited to see them. On Thanksgiving Day we watched the Macy's Day Parade, cooked, played with the girls, ate a yummy meal, played some more, took naps(everyone took a nap except Julianne), looked at Black Friday ads, ate pie, and then played a game of Spades. Before we had lunch, which consisted of turkey, green bean casserole, carrots, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, cranberry salad, and rolls, we took turns telling what we were thankful for. Julianne surprised us and rattled off a whole list of things she was thankful for. She went on and on for three or four minutes and we finally had to cut her off. I was so thankful for her thankful heart that I hated to stop her, but the smell of the meal and the growl in my stomach got the best of me. Some of things that she was thankful for were: Jesus, tea cups, books, her bed, many family members mentioned by name, turkeys, friends, food, etc. Lorelei wholeheartedly loved her first Thanksgiving and ate most of the food in front of her. She loved the turkey, the stuffing, and the rolls, which didn't really surprise me since she she loves her carbs and proteins.

On Friday, Julianne and Lorelei's Uncle Jason and Aunt Laura came to visit. They brought their newest addition to the family, baby Ethan, and the girls got to meet their cousin and Stephen and I got to meet our nephew for the first time. He is such a sweet baby and Julianne especially loved getting to hold him and watch his diaper changes. Lorelei loved him as well, but saw him as something to grab and was not quite as gentle as Julianne. I am so thankful for the wonderful family that I have married into! Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving celebration.