Wednesday, December 3, 2008

There is so much to be THANKFUL for...

Twin Falls, Idaho was where we enjoied Thanksgiving. 19 family members piled into mom's house. Laughter, screaming, chatting, food bubbling and being chopped, rock band playing and pattering feet filled the air with the feeling of family. It was so nice to be with loved ones especially those who I see very little of. Memories were created as the cousins played and took from one another while we parents sat close by to intervene with the constant lesson of sharing and kindness.













My favorite part of Thanksgiving was just taking a moment to observe family members interacting, talking, laughing and reminising, it made me long for those back home in England. Sometimes it becomes really challenging to be so far away from my family but I am blessed to have married into a family equally as crazy and wonderful.











Other highlights of Thanksgiving was cooking with Ben's mom, learning the Thanksgiving recipes so one day I might be able to create such wonders. Looking through the enormous pile of clothes Jessica was throwing out- I scored big time, my closet is now full of new and exciting wonders that I just can't get enough of, the girls and Mom were kind enough to let me teach them a movement combination for my school project and of course the cousin baths were AWESOME.














As I reflect upon the meaning of Thanksgiving (which I don't fully understand) I think of the many blessings that decorate my life. I am thankful for family. There are so many types of family- immediate family being Ben and Jack, there are parents and siblings, in-Laws, dear friends and church members. I am thankful for all the families I have in my life that lighten my life and breathe joy, love, laughter, kindness, support and comfort into my life.

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Lesley-Ann said...

So I like the wonderful bit not so about the crazy though ;-) It's nice to know you get home sick for us, well you know what I mean. It looks like you had a wonderful time, wish we could have been there. x

Michelle said...

Great pictures! I especially like Matt's face. We had a great time. Now we will be the ones missing you. :(

Lisa said...

Hi Jess, glad you had an awesome Thanksgiving with family! When are you and Ben going to be heading to Colorado? I'm worried you will leave before we have a proper farewell dinner!

Miranda said...

Hi Jessica! I'm glad you commented on our blog. Carlee is right, of course I am very cute and fun and we should be friends. We're in the Applewood ward here in Lakewood. We would ABSOLUTELY love to hang out and we could probably lend a hand in moving. Feel free to email me: mirmandy27@yahoo.com

The More the Merrier said...

Hey Jessica, looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Little Jack is getting so old! I miss you guys! I stopped by the church this morning in hopes that I would see some of my old 75th ward friends but you guys were playing hard-to-get! I will continue to be persistant. You will be gone any week now, Huh? I would love to say good-bye before you head off to Colorado.

Miranda said...

Wait wait wait...are you or your husband from Twin Falls? Because I'm from Burley.

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