Wednesday, November 29, 2006
So, how was your Thanksgiving?!
2006 Thanksgiving- Snuggle Bug's turkey handprint.

We've returned from our week long vacation in Nebraska. It was fantastic! We got to hang out with my side of the family and Snuggle Bug had a wonderful time playing with all of his cousins.

The Thanksgiving dinner food was fantastic and a fun time was had by all! The week was filled with playtime for the kids, adult time, shopping, eating, and even napping. It was perfect! The weather was even surprisingly mild for this time of year.

We stayed with my brother, Cole, and his family in their new house. The house backs up to a cornfield. How cool is that? Cole's son, Aiden, will be able to run amongst corn stalks in the late summer.

Oh, I have some excellent news to share! If you remember, several months ago Cole's wife, Madeline, miscarried their second child in the 7th week of her pregnancy. That miscarriage has been a tough thing for them to get through. But we learned this past week that she is pregnant again! It's very early in her pregnancy (she's not due until early July) and they were hesitant to share the news, even with family, but they did. I'm glad they did because now I can keep that unborn child in my prayers. I so hope that Madeline's pregnancy is successful and that the baby arrives healthy in July. The baby is due right around Aiden's 3rd birthday!

Of course, the days we were with my side of the family flew by all too quickly. I didn't even have time to blog as much as I expected. Oh how I wished I lived closer to my side of the family!

So, how was your Thanksgiving? Did you go out of town to be with family or did you get to stay at home?

And now, for a few pictures to be shared:

10/06- Snuggle Bug playing with rocks in Mexico.

11/4/06- Snuggle Bug picking dandylions on elementary schoolgrounds.

11/22/06- Snuggle Bug playing with his NE cousins. All 3 boys were born in '04!

11/24/06- Snuggle Bug at a Husker tailgate party.

11/27/06- Snuggle Bug with his 2 cousins, reading a story.

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At 5:26 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Great pictures and great news about the pregnancy. I will keep her and the unborn baby in my prayers.

At 8:09 PM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

oh yeah...we had a day most like eveyone else's.

I posted a blog called Thanksgiving Day revisited...
blessings to you

At 8:32 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

Oh Congrats about the pregnancy! If it helps we are a good example of a loss then a success! Totally rooting for the new little one!

What adorable pictures! Cousins are wonderful!

Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

He is such a doll! I can't wait to see my family in NE this Christmas. It will be wonderful.

Our Thanksgiving was SUPER QUIET! Larry, Joey and I went out to eat. My daughter Tara and granddaughter Alexys went to Wall to meet Alexys' grandpa from North Carolina. He is in the AF and back from Iraq so flew out to meet his granddaughter. Tara said they had a great time.

I will keep your SIL and baby in my prayers.

God Bless!

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that little turkey picture at the top. Too cute! Glad that you are back and that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. Keeping your brother's family in my prayers.

At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful holiday! It is so great when your children have cousins and family in their life.

Doll House Lover

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Wonderful photos, OW. Our Thanksgiving was nice, too, but truthfully I'm ready to move on to Christmas!

At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!! I can't wait for Devyn to have cousins to play with, it looks wonderful! Congrats on the new pregnancy in your family, I will keep them in my prayers!!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

what a cute turkey from snuggle bug's handprint!! and the pictures were great - glad he had so much fun with his cousins!

At 12:16 AM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

Wonderful pictures. Your Snuggle Bug is one cute little guy. Love his handprint turkey.

At 6:42 AM, Blogger cloudscome said...

Looks like you had a great time!

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww that painting is so cute! is nice to get together with friends isnt it?!?


At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Tammy and Parker said...

What a total hunk of cuteness your little one is!

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Brony said...

Love the photos.

You are all in my prayers.


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