We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. First, Jeremy had a half day on Wednesday which it was really nice to see him early that day and Aidan had a performance at school which was really sweet. Then we were blessed to have Jeremy's cousins over on Thanksgiving which I took absolutely no pictures of despite both Eileen and I having our cameras sitting out. It is so nice to have some family living close by again and it was wonderful to share in the day with them. Their girls are so sweet and make really good pumpkin pie. We hope to be able to see them more while we are here.
On Friday we traveled down to Ashland, VA to see our good friends the Archers who were our neighbors at Vandenberg. It was wonderful to catch up and for our boys to have playmates to hang out with again. And of course Aidan's favorite person Miss Meg spoiled him rotten as usual. We were also blessed with good food again as we had fresh oyster soup and fried oysters. So yummy! We also hit the Bass Pro to get Jeremy's Christmas present while we were there and that is where all the pictures are from. Miss Meg also let the boys shoot air pellet guns which they enjoyed every second of. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and eating leftovers which was wonderful. We got our outside Christmas lights up which was fun and pulled out our inside Christmas stuff but haven't decorated yet because we are going to get a real Christmas tree next weekend.
We spent a lot of time talking with the boys this weekend about what we are thankful for as we have been so blessed in our lives. A few of the things they were thankful for were football, new friends, a new bike, and video games. The things I am thankful for this year are new friends, great new neighbors, good schools and teachers, wonderful warm Fall weather, old friends who are keeping me sane, and good health just to name a few. I have really been trying to make a concerted effort to spend some time everyday thanking God for all the many blessings even the small ones and this year I would really like to stay present enough to really enjoy those many blessings. Hope everyone had as blessed a Thanksgiving weekend.