Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

I have to say we had one of the most relaxing holidays in a very long time.  I had a very long list of things I wanted to try to get done, but I just put the list up and we had some quality family time.  I have so much to be Thankful for this year.  I have such a wonderful, loving, thoughtful, handsome husband.  I have the most amazing daughter I could have ever asked for.  David's businesses are running successfully.  I have a great job.  We have a roof over our heads, well-running cars and yummy food on the table (at least when David cooks it's yummy, Ha Ha!).  I thank God for all of these blessings since He is the one who provides them.  Here are some pictures of our weekend.

 Ashlyn spent the vast majority of her first Thanksgiving sleeping...

 and sleeping...

 and sleeping some more.

She finally woke up and did some playing...

and grinning and giggling and cooing.  She is so ADORABLE!!!

 Our gracious hosts...A.K.A - GrandMary and Papa Chuck.

 Gotta have a First Thanksgiving Family Picture :)  David looks so happy to be taking this picture...and I totally just woke up from the traditional Thanksgiving Day...someone else is watching your child...enjoy uninterupted sleep for a couple hours...nap.

 I embraced David's family rule of "No Christmas stuff until Thanksgiving is over" this year.  I even made a wreath for the door.

 That being said...the day after Thanksgiving, Ashlyn was in her very first Christmas outfit.

 I love the little reindeer feet!

 Ashlyn watched the Iron Bowl with her GrandMary and Papa Chuck.  It was very cold so we bundled up to head over to their house.

 David and I bundled up and headed out to Bryant Denny to watch Alabama beat Auburn...that's what we were hoping anyway...but that SO DIDN'T happen.

This was while we were a lot...too bad it didn't last. Roll Tide anyway!!!

Saturday I went to Birmingham with Little Miss Ashlyn to see her Aunt Bonnie.  I didn't get any pictures, but we had a fun time!  I love spending time with Bonnie and her family.  My nieces and nephew are growing up so fast!!!  They are so special to me!  I am looking forward to Ashlyn being able to run around and play with her cousins.  I had so much fun playing with my cousins growing up!

Sunday, my friend Stephanie came over to get a quick picture of Ashlyn for our 2010 Christmas we thought...three hours and one very sleepy, fussy baby later we THINK we have one.  Ashlyn was SO not in the mood to do the modeling thing.  Hopefully the picture will turn out ok and I can get the Christmas cards ordered so I can get them mailed.  We'll see.

Now it's back to real life.  Gotta get caught up before the end of the year!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Ok Granny, Great Granny and Granddaddy have all read the news and seen all the pictures. We love them all thank You. You write very well. GreatGranny said don't rush Ashlyn just enjoy each day we both promise she will grow up too soon as it is. Enjoy the Holidays. Remember Who's Birthday it is and hopefully that will keep the stress level down.