Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my kind of holiday-- full of family, love, food, laughter, pies, and gratitude. (Oh, and midnight shopping sprees)

Gavin, Jack and Ryan started off the day with a Turkey Trot 5K this morning. A first for the boys but sounds like it won't be the last!

Pre-race Turkey picture

Post-race...still smiling

We hosted the Seal Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year. It was so nice to have everyone here (except Laurie and Lily who were out of town) to enjoy this time of year together.

Nan and Papa with all their grandkids

All of the Seal Family

Gavin and his 5 brothers

We spent the evening up at my parent's home for a second round of Thanksgiving dinner and more pies!

Grandma and Grandpa with their grandkids (minus the Rushings, of course!) Morgan and Grace had been in the dress up box by the time this picture was taken.

Grandma with the newest grandbabies--Abi, Luke and Mia
We have been talking about gratitude and 'giving thanks in all things' in Primary this month, in particular-- thankful to be a beloved child of God; thankful for my body; thankful to know Heavenly Father loves all of his children and I can show respect and kindness to all of God's children. I just want to add that I am so thankful for all of my blessings, especially my family. I have been blessed with six amazing children that bring me so much joy, the BEST husband, wonderful parents and in-laws, knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and a country full of freedoms. I have so much to be thankful for this year!


My name is Sarah said...

Wow, what a great big family. Looks like a fun day for all.

Grandma Bethany said...

You are amazing that you have pictures already posted. Speaking of amazing, I am so blessed to have such an amazing family!

Rex Vallis said...

What a great family! It's great to catch up a bit after a few years.

kellyclay said...

I am so Thankful for all my wonderful blessings in my life and to have a great friend like you!!!

Tara Marie said...

Oh how I loved looking at your big beautiful family!!! My little girl ran her first 5K [Turkey Trot] also this Thanksgiving. Tell your boys I am proud of them!!!