Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Joy Thanksgiving Brings

The anticipation of Thanksgiving each year is so exciting and thrilling. Maybe it's just me, but I long for the car ride there and the feeling I get when our car pulls up into my grandparents' brick driveway. Their cute house sits on the corner of a busy street and the beautiful, southern weather relaxes my muscles. The smell of pines wafts into the car as I hop out and carry my bags inside. My grandparents await our arrival at the front door and many hugs are received. It's wonderful. I can't think of many things better.

And I love Thanksgiving for more than just the food, as you can probably tell by now. I love Thanksgiving because I get to see my mom's side of the family, which only happens once a year. My mom's brother has five kids, two of which are soon to be six-year-old identical twins. Their family had a little surprise six years ago where my aunt accidentally got pregnant with these two precious girls. At the time, I remember hearing of much frustration and worry from their family, but now, they can't imagine life without those beautiful gals. So seeing Emmie and Millie (the twins), along with the rest of their family, my other aunt and uncle, and my grandparents is just asking for a good time.

My uncle's family (who has the twins) is always doing fun stuff, so while we were at my grandparents', we went out to eat, went on a little nature walk, joked around, and just hung out outside, taking pictures and whatnot. It was great. I think I laughed more these past few days than I have in several months combined. :)

So like I said, a lot of pictures were taken and I'm so glad I have them to share!! :) I'm beyond thankful for my extended family and I'm beyond thankful I got to see them this past week because it was just the refresher I needed.


  1. the first photo and the cotton. this was so beautiful. loved the first paragraph. :))
    -jocee <3

  2. Your pictures are so pretty! I love the one of the robin, and the reflections in the water.

    looks like tons of fun! :)