Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This year we had the privilege of going to NJ for Thanksgiving to spend time with my family.  Christmas is in MI this year, so we knew that our family in NJ wouldn't get to see the kids and wanted to give the great-grandparents some time with the kiddos!  Despite battling the flu that hit our whole family before we left, we managed to have a successful flight to NJ.  We toted lots of stuff with us- 3 carseats, suitcases, backpacks, diaper bag, stroller..... you name it, we probably had it with us.  Uncle Brian flew on the same flight as us and was super helpful keeping Kaden under control while we dealt with the girls! :)

We had a great time catching up with family, hanging out, eating lots of great food, and of course doing some tax-free shopping.  The best part was being all together to give thanks for the many blessings God has given to our family.  While things aren't always perfect and we sometimes question God's plans, we know that He is completely in control, and we give thanks for that.  We are thankful that we can spend time together, for good health, and an abundance of blessings that go beyond just meeting our needs.  Thank you, God, for another year of blessings and your provision over our family!

Yup, this is how we roll.  Andy is superman.  Car seat carrier on back, car seat in hand, rolling the suitcase, backpack in front.  Aren't we quite the site! :)

I like wearing your hat, Grandpa!

The 3 cutest kids I've ever seen

Brian carving the turkey

The girls enjoying their Thanksgiving meal

The whole clan (minus extended family members- we missed you!!)

Kaden got to take his first trip to Madison Square Garden in NYC to cheer on the Wolverines at a MI basketball game.  He was super excited to go and had an awesome time with Uncle Brian, Daddy, and Grandpa.  Kaden wasn't a fan of the smell in the city.  He said, "Dad, the city smells like food and trash."  Yup, pretty much sums it up, Kaden!

Snack time for the girls!

A lazy morning hanging out with Daddy

My Grandma VDH with Makenna- I treasure these moments.

Our family.  WE. ARE. BLESSED!

1 comment:

Krista said...

Jen, I'm not sure there would have been enough room to extend that table if we would have all been there! We did miss the family, but glad you all had a great time!