Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I have so much to be thankful for. I've recapped some of the things in this post a few weeks ago. But on Thanksgiving Day, I was thankful for different things. Things that can go unnoticed if I'm not careful. Having a middle of the week day off helped to open my eyes to them.

The day began like a Saturday. Woke up early with William (so thankful he seems to have adapted to 6 a.m. instead of 4 or 5 a.m.!), had breakfast, played and got him ready for the morning nap. Just like every other day. But this day was quiet. The streets were empty. There wasn't anything that had to get done. We read our Bibles and prayed. Lovely.

When William woke up, we headed out on our morning walk - this time Walgreens to take advantage of their sales. Yes, I still stock up on toiletries on Thanksgiving/Black Friday. No crowds. Peaceful walk. Again, Thankful.

After lunch and the afternoon nap, we headed to Oakland to visit Chris's cousin, Trent and his wife, Lisa. They have a wonderful home and invite us often. This was their first time hosting Thanksgiving and decided it would be just us joining them. Dinner was incredible! The conversation much more focused/intimate than our traditional Thanksgiving meals. It was lovely, and I was again, so thankful. This holiday is normally a little chaotic. Lots of people, lots of conversations, too much food. And with William trotting around and exploring everything these days, that would be less than ideal. This year, it was just what we needed. (But yes, we did miss seeing our families!)

Sammy, the dog entertained William for the majority of our evening. William grabbed his toy, Sammy grabbed it back and so on. I was so thankful for how well William did that day. He also loved the piano, the magazines, and gourds. 

And look how cute he was in his little fall outfit! My Little Man.

We headed back home to get William to bed and I worked on some photo stuff and Chris headed over to play games with some friends. It was a very enjoyable day. 

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