Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

I've been debating on whether or not to ditch the end of 2013 on my blog considering how far behind I am. Since I started creating a grandkid calendar every year for my mother-in-law, I find that every moment I have to be on the computer from Thanksgiving into December, I am working on that. And my bog gets abandoned. 
In my reflecting over the past several weeks, I've decided that we have had way  too much fun to not document the highlights of the season.
This year was our year to travel up above Sacramento to spend Thanksgiving with Jeff's family at his aunt and uncle's house. It usually takes a couple hours to get there but it is so worth it. I cannot even begin to express how much fun the kids have and the memories that are created there.
The weather was gorgeous and we got lots of good photos of everyone...
Our family picture...
And several grandkid pics... 

Ma and Papa with the clan... 
Jeff's uncle always brings out his old restored Ford pickup.
Usually it's running and the guys take the kids out for rides in the back through the neighborhood.
This year it wasn't running but the kids still had fun climbing around. 
The kids got some tractor rides in... 
And we played some volleyball. 
While all the guys, Connor and Cale included, headed to Jeff's cousin's house to shoot a couple of our family's old rifles,
Corben and Emma Kate did some serious swinging from the big oak tree. 

Emmy watching Corben in the air...LOVE!
We have so much to be thankful for. But in our day-to-day hectic lives, it is easy to forget to focus on the little things that mean so much.
I am thankful for a day to slow down, enjoy the kids and our family, and bask in all the blessings we have been given. 


  1. Just love these pics. Laura, you are really great with your camera!!

  2. I agree with L--love the photos and your composition! :)

  3. Love the swinging pics! So much fun!

  4. Adorable pictures :) That truck is awesome!