Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

So much to be thankful for this year! The Lord has blessed us in so many ways and we continue to be humbled by His goodness to us. We had a great Thanksgiving holiday with family & friends. We packed up all our food and kid gear and headed 2.5 hours north to my parent's house on the Suwanee River, north of Gainesville, FL.
We ate continuously, then ate some more, from big full yummy breakfasts of sausage gravy & biscuits and homemade quiche, to big dinners with turkey, ham, pork, casseroles, veggies, and into the night with pies, lemon bars and birthday cakes.

We partied all weekend- Thursday morning we showered my cousin Emily and her baby Kylie, due mid-March 2010, and enjoyed girl time and catching up. Friday we decked out in pink to honor Grandma Gert on her 90th birthday- pink for her favorite color and for breast cancer awareness in honor of her recent, very successful mastectomy. And Friday afternoon we tried to cheer Auburn thru a closer game than expected against Alabama, but it was not meant to be... Saturday we kept on strong and celebrated early for Lincoln's 1st birthday with our family. I made him a Bulldozer cake, which he was not interested in, and we got him a big bulldozer and big yellow dump truck, which he WAS interested in! (Pics in separate post)
And we gave thanks, for being together, for the beautiful setting and cool weather, for health and life and love, and God's great mercies! Hope you had a special time of Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Georgia loved having room to run, play and explore...

Lincoln did not have much fun- he had high fevers (highest-104.1!) starting Wed night and we finally took him to an emergency clinic on Friday. Diagnosis: ear infection and some kind of virus. Got an Rx and fever started coming down, but baby boy & mommy had very restless nights all weekend! (As did everyone else as the river house isn't very big!) Although it looks like he's sleeping great in these pictures, doesn't it!?

We brought the Jeep and the kids had a blast zooming around! Lincoln can't wait till he can reach the pedals and be in the driver's seat! (Especially since Sister still isn't very good at steering!)

Morgan & Buddy did not get left out of the Thanksgiving fun!


Anonymous said...

great pictures Kathryn!! Was I there??? Now I know not to spend so much time in the kitchen as even Morgan and Buddy were in the pictures! Grammie

Katie said...

Kathryn, your kids are ADORABLE! Give Lincoln a belated birthday kiss from me!