Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thankful Musings

Our Thanksgiving was really very nice. We had a much smaller crowd than usual as Eric, Kari and the kids didn't come out and neither did B's family. We also didn't have my mom's cousin with us as usual since she celebrated with her daughter's family this year. I have to admit that as much as I enjoy having a houseful of people it was rather nice to just have us, my parents and my aunt this year. We were able to really relax and enjoy a slow paced holiday of baby watching. And it was perfect. Absolutely perfect. I've never felt such contentment before.

I couldn't help thinking about how different this Thanksgiving was compared to last year. I was in such a sad place last year, and all of that sorrow is gone now. In fact, it really doesn't matter any more at all. Last year I never would have imagined that this year we would be celebrating with OUR four month old baby. True bliss. Simply unimaginable bliss.

This weekend we also picked up our pictures that we had taken last week. I swear, each picture of my boy is sweeter than the last.



Our first family portrait. Please ignore the bags under my eyes. Remember I had been really sick!
And finally, the one that just melts my heart and fills me up with gooeyness . . .

14 comments:

  1. Oh, how very lovely!

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  2. What a cutie pie. Andrew looks like a little elf. And not only that, he actually appears to be smiling in the group shot. How marvelous! Blessings abound!

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  3. Wonderful photos! I think the family photo is just warm and nice.

    I know what you mean about feeling like what happened before, doesn't matter. The pain is so minimized when one can look at the big picture realized.

    I am so very happy for you and your family.

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  4. What a wonderful thanksgiving. Those pictures are perfect. He is do very very squeezilicious

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  5. you look great. I wish I looked that good when I didnt feel well. Can A look any cuter? really, any cuter?

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  6. Ah! He looks so adorable!

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  7. Anonymous3:42 PM

    The family picture is great. You look good too. I like the color choices of red and white/biege. It looks really good. The baby is adorable. If he was sick too you wouldn't know it. LOL Laurie

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  8. How adorable! That is definately a Christmas Card picture!

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  9. Oh, I'm gooey, too! So adorable!

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  10. Just beautiful. I'm so happy for your family!

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  11. i found your blog during the NaComLeaMo ~ or whatever it was and keep checking back now and again... can i just tell you? i want to eat the little stripey candy-cane pumpkin in that last photo!!! you have a beautiful family ~ i love the one of the 3 of you as well...

    enjoy your first holidays with your handsome and amazing little guy!!!

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  12. Oh my goodness, he's so cute in that hat!!

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  13. What a precious little man! Ahh, makes my heart smile!

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  14. Your son is adorable!! I remembering popping in your blog during your wait! I know you are over the world excited and now know the wait was well worth it!!

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