I learned a bit about myself over Thanksgiving.
1. I'm crabby. more often than needed.
2. I'm not (often) full of grace.
3. I worry. a lot.
Thankfully, I have family members that shine brightly even when I'm unable.
Beauty and love surrounded us.
I was lifted above the peace that was just not attainable.
I've never been prouder of my girls.
My husband was a rock of support.
My parents were absolutely full of grace.
The smiles you see here are very real as most chose to rise above the situation.
Some even got silly and this lightened the mood.
We told the nuts below to "act normal".
How do you deal with conflict?
How do you handle a wrong that needs to be righted?
Please don't get me wrong, precious memories were made and the sun did shine, in more ways than one.
Where do you draw the line between slapping a smile on your face and stepping in to right a wrong?
Are you full of it?
For Thanksgiving I was most thankful for the love that surrounds me.
Even when I'm a Crabby Appleton.:)
When all was said and done, I truly remember the good times.
The real smiles.
The good feelings.
I have to learn to let go of moments that are out of my control.
Sometimes it's just so hard.
This holiday season is going to lovely.
We put up our trees last night.
3 this year!
Even a real one, which is a first for the girls.
Moments are fleeting.
How blessed we are to be there for each and every one of them.
Good and not so good.
Sometimes things go perfectly.
Other times we have to try...
On my Christmas wish list this year I have...
Santa isn't going to bring that to me but I know that God surely can.
Love you all.
Thanks for being there to support me, inspire me and pray for me.
How was your Thanksgiving?
Was it a small intimate gathering or bustling with children and activity?
I've always wished for cousins for my girls.
It's just the two of them.
Good thing their grandparents make fabulous playmates.:)
And so does their Dad.
Below, both girls have water guns.
See their Dad's chair?
Are you ready for Christmas?
I'm not even close.
And I think it's time for my nap.