Friday, November 28, 2008

Big Celebrating...

we started off our celebrating with a fire... and weinies and smores...

and even a hayride with some singing on Wednesday nite.

20 family members slept in various rooms at Nonni and Poppi's house to awake there thanksgiving morn. let's just say we were everywhere. and oh what fun!

a few still linger at the t-giving table too stuffed to move...

i finally got my annual t-giving family pic before we all left to rest snuggly in our beds at home after a fun and food filled day.

i am so thankful for my Heavenly Father who daily provides. i am so thankful for the blessings the Lord has bestowed on me... my husband. my children. the miracle and healing of my boys after a rough start in life. my baby daughter somewhere in ethiopia. our health. our home. this great country. our soldiers. freedom.


now the celebrating continues as today is JOEYS 31ST BIRTHDAY!!!!

he graciously allowed me to get out in the madness and shop early this morning. what a husband.

and now he is doing what he loves...looking for that huge buck in the woods that has him so torn up. soon the fam is headed over for a little celebration for him. let the fun continue.

update- quick pics from joe's party tonite. yes - there were adults there, too! but this crew was really into posing and singing.

this crew was not quite as sure...

happy birthday joe- i love you!


Kristi J said...

Hi Courtney..thanks for stopping by our blog...where in TN are you?? We're in Brentwood, TN right outside Nashville. So great meeting someone else adopting like us...Yes, we have a 6, a 5, a 3 and a 19 month old and we're #10 on the AGCI wait list for an infant girl...we can't wait to get her...Which agency are you using?? If you don't want to post all this info I just asked you..feel free to email is
Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!! Our elf came out this morning...the kids can't wait to wake up and see where he moved..Kristi

new mom in law said...

I love that everyone spent the night at Nonni and Pop's house!! Looks like a fun, busy, crazy holiday/birthday! I love the last pic of Joey with the unhappy campers!!!

(Robin Carter's friend in NC)