We have a lot to be thankful this year! We have our health, Patrick and I both have jobs that we enjoy and continue to challenge us each day, the boys are growing up to be kind and loving boys, and we have wonderful family and friends.
The boys and I, along with mom and dad made the trek up to Amy and Matt's home for Thanksgiving this year. It was our first true road trip! The boys were absolute troopers. The trip took almost ten hours and there was not a tear or raised voice the entire trip. The dvd player the boys got from grandma and grandpa was a huge help.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with Matt's family and Amy had everyone so organized that we actually ate within ten minutes of our planned time. I don't think we have ever managed that before. The food was delicious and the company was great. Blake enjoyed reading with Matt's dad, Ryan performed Chicken Fried for all and Evan was a doll and slept through dinner.
Today we went to a tree farm and cut down our own ten foot, beautiful tree (pictures soon to come!). The best part is not only will this be the freshest tree we have ever had, but it only cost 35 dollars! Could not pass up the deal. The kids had a great time searching for the perfect tree!
The weather has been perfectly cool and we even got some rain and hail today! The hillsides are covered in fall leaves of all colors...it is absolutely beautiful here! We have had a wonderful visit and appreciate Amy and Matt's hospitality!
Again, we have so much to be thankful for! Love to all of our family and friends. Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas season.