Our family, friends, health, cool weather and lots of children. These are just some of the things we are thankful for this week.

 Kenley’s 2nd grade thanksgiving feast.

Turkeys acting as turkeys. Fitting really. This is an authentic Kenley’s expression.

We headed to my Meme’s house for a house full (19 adults, 10 kids, but whose counting…) of chatting, drinking and lots of eating.’


Everyone, including my 2 year old, bellied up to the kitchen island for some Thanksgiving appetizers. My Meme always makes her deviled eggs. She tried to send the last three home with me, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of transporting 3 boiled eggs in my car.

Who doesn’t love a good tea party? The benefits of having older sisters I suppose.

The boy can pour him some tea. Pinky finger up and all (which is actually a genetic thing. His grandfather and father both drink with their pinky finger raised. And no, I am not kidding).

I’ve been taking a few Christmas cards for friends lately, ’tis the season for everyone to have a current family photo.

On a rare occasion of being Raynes-less, the girls and I went to our local nursery to pick out this year’s tree.  I must say, it’s only in the stand as I type (and I hear Mike and the girls digging around the attic for decorations) but I can already tell it’s the prettiest tree yet.

It’s the most wonderful time of year- when I can blare my Christmas Carols without looking like a total lunatic.   Now I have lots of other reasons to look like one.