Sunday, November 28, 2010


I am tired, full, and most of all thankful! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and weekend spending time with family, shopping black Friday, decorating for Christmas, and everything else in between.

The weather took a big turn Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop us from grillin' and getting geared up for turkey day! Bring it on!

Happy Turkey Day!

We started with lunch at Grandma and Grandpa Buchman's.

Cru watched Grandma get into her purse and put on her chap stick, and as soon as she walked out of the room, guess what he did?!

After a great afternoon at the Buchman's, we drove all the way across town to spend the evening with my mom's side of the family. Thankful for more eating and more family time!

Because my brother has such a hectic coaching schedule, sometimes we go weeks without seeing him, so needless to say, it was great to spend time with him and his family. Cru thinks Uncle Ty is great - they wrestle, they tackle, they play ball. And after 4 years, I think Reese has finally warmed up to him. Ty has been blessed with an amazing family of his own now. Besides being a great wife and mom, Audrey is such a wonderful aunt to Reese and Cru - always patient with them and always willing to play with them.

And now the two of them have a beautiful daughter, Miss Charlee Mae. At only two and a half months old, she feels like she's always been here. I know Reese really wants a baby sister, but if she doesn't get one, she'll survive because I know she already thinks of Charlee as a sister. I hope that bond grows as they do.

We've been ahead of the game this year with Christmas decorations - inside and out. However, one tradition we are sticking with is not putting up the tree until after Thanksgiving. Because my mom and I did the Black Friday thing this year, we put the tree up Saturday. It ended up being an all day process because of malfunctioning lights (which are still malfunctioning), but still fun none the less.

Little man can't keep his hands off the ornaments!

Also on Saturday, we were able to spend more time with Charlee.

Reese got a special surprise that time with her buddy Carter! She told me Carter was not her boyfriend, but she was going to marry him when she gets bigger.

Thank you to our families for filling our bellies with delicious food and filling our hearts with lots of love. And thank you to Chet for taking some extra time off this week to be with us. I am beyond thankful for you! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too!

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