Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap!

Hello friends! Hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful and special Thanksgiving weekend. Brennan & Breezy arrived back home in the wee early hours last Wednesday morning. After having a chance to sleep in, they spent the rest of the day and evening visiting family. It was soooo good to see them! They’re doing well…loving married life, and they were very happy to be “home.”

Like many of you (I’m sure), Thursday morning started early and the evening ended late, but with many blessings in between. At the dinner table, we gave thanks for the newest members of our family, for those of Thanksgivings past who are still missed, and those for whom God has graciously granted yet another year. We shared memories and lots of laughter throughout the night. (I wish I could tell you just how many times I was reminded NOT to pour the
gravy down the drain...LOL!)

After the last guests left, I did a bit more kitchen cleanup, and then headed off to bed. Had to catch at least a few winks before meeting family and friends for our annual Christmas shopping adventure at 5:00 am! We stood in several long lines, but got several really great deals. Though not quite as wild as last year, we did manage to capture some fun Target photos…

Here is Breezy, ready for Black Friday shopping!


My nephew, Blake and Brennan..."um, nice skirts guys..."


...and you thought those were just Christmas trees!


My sister, Marcia modeling these lovely "earrings"...aren't they just the perfect compliment to your favorite Christmas ensemble??


My niece, Brooke finds her long lost friend in the toy section! (No, she didn't really kiss him!)


They gave me such a hard time last year about not being in the photos...they insisted this year on "crowning" me the Christmas queen and snapping this one...

By 2:00 pm, I was ready to call it a day. I bid farewell to my crazy family and headed home for a blissful nap. That night, Tom, Brennan, Breezy, her mom, Lisa and I had tickets for A Christmas Carol at the IMAX (which was quite good, by the way).

From that point on, the weekend was much more peaceful and relaxed. I did do just a couple of errands late Saturday. Yesterday, we were invited to enjoy a wonderful breakfast with Breezy’s family, Breezy and Brennan before they headed back to SC. We left them with hugs and prayers and we’ve already started the countdown of days until they’ll be back home for Christmas break… ; )

Even though it seemed to pass too quickly, it’s was a great weekend. Hope yours was, too. = )

Love & blessings,
Tracy

P.S. Almost forgot! Be sure to watch for a giveaway sometime this week!

11 comments:

Sue said...

Tracy,
What a great tradition of Black Friday fun. My mom and I are up at 4 a.m. on that day, but I'm sure we don't have as much fun as you all! Can't wait to get by your house and see all the Christmas decorations. (Sounds like Tom has been busy!) Enjoy the holidays, and I will see you at the cookie party!
Sue

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVES reading this post today my friend...you sure know how to make me laugh!

Your weekend sounds like it was filled with many happy moments...and LOTS of memories.

Praying that your Christmas season is filled with MUCH Love, Family, and Faith!

Blessings,
Kim~

Freddae' said...

Love the photos!!!! Sounds and looks like you have super fun family.

Kim said...

Such cute pictures! It looks like you had a lot of fun!
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Becky said...

Y'all look like SUCH a fun family!

Your new Christmassy blog looks lovely!

baliplus said...

hello!
warm greeting for you family n_n

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Lovely recap; especially liked the hat on you! We took the family to see "Old Dogs" on Thanksgiving. Loved it; laughed our heads off. A fun watch for everyone.

Have a blessed week.

peace~elaine

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Just a little something from Judy said...

It is a fun time to have the privilege of seeing you and your family in photos, especially when they depict each of the personalities so beautifully. I loved each picture of your good looking family. You are the queen! Just a wonderful post my friend! Sounds like you all had so much fun and laughter together.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You really partied it up on Black Friday with all the fun "costumes".
Cute pics.

Sheryl said...

Love your pictures. So fun!