Wednesday, November 30, 2011

my Thanksgiving lens

this year celebrating Thanksgiving included traveling to atlanta to be with mark's family. while distance may separate us, the relationships we've built make it feel like no time has passed when we're together again. and getting these four cousins together is pure joy.

these were a few of our highlights:
we all arrived with excitement and anticipation in our hearts.
we ate awesome meals and feasted on lots of sweet treats including our tradition of pilgrim pies.
uncle mark did another outstanding job creating a personalized ornament for each one.
michelle and sally served both ham and turkey.
the four cousins played until they dropped.
temperatures were in the mid 60's, but the fireplace was always burning.
the trampoline was a huge hit.
and the four of them were good sports about letting me take photo after photo trying to get the "perfect" shot.
some of us celebrated a michigan win and then later that night a south carolina win.
we started what would be a fourteen hour drive home with this bright spot.
being with family is always the best place to be.


Stephanie said...

Looks like a wonderful Holiday! There's nothing like getting together with family!

stitching under oaks said...

sounds like a wonderful holiday! (hey...just saw Stephanie's comment was the same thing :)) There's nothing like being with family for the holidays....unless of course you're with us (he he). We missed you but looks like you had a great time!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

How nice to be with family and especially when you all have kids who can pal around and make some memories. The car ride, on the other hand, would do me in. Ants in my pants, you know!