Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I have done it again! I forgot to rotate the picture before I put it on my posting. I just want to see if you can turn your head and still look intilligent! Yup! You did it! Danika seems to get lost in the pictures of all the grandkids, so, here she is. Isn't she cute, too?
The evening before Thanksgiving we got together for a pie night! Yummy! Life is short. Eat dessert first. After pie I had all the kids come with me into a bedroom to prepare a little skit. It was a little confusing to the kids at first. I told them what to do and then we went out and performed it. We put the song, "The Friendly Beasts" on the CD player and the children acted out the animals, Mary and displayed some pictures. It was short and sweet. The version of the song we used was with Bryan Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is so beautiful.

Just another picture of the children at the end of the skit. Count these little ones...1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. These are 9 of the reason I have much to be grateful for! Their parents and my other children are other reasons for much to be grateful for. Then I have my companion and eternal mate, Tim. Wow!
I really have so much to be grateful for. Each day it seems like I get reminded to be grateful. I have so much.
Today though, I want to remind everyone ANDREW COMES HOME IN 18 DAYS! I am down to pure excitement and tears. Every time I think of him coming home and having all of my children together for the first time in almost 4 years I get a little lump in my throat. Don't get me wrong, I love having sons serve missions for our Savior. But, because of Him, I have a family to love, cherish, be grateful for, and learn from. I just realized I lied. I said I got a little lump. Actually it is a huge lump that pushes up and into my tear ducts. Then my nose runs with my eye trouble.


Tai said...

I am also very very excited for the HOMECOMING!!! YEAH!!! Two weeks from today! That will be one great post!!

Larsens said...

I can't believe how big Danika is already. She is so darling. You are the funnest grandma ever. Those kids will have such fond memories of grandma's house.

When I read Andrew's latest letter, I couldn't believe that he didn't mention once that he is coming home. What an awesome and dedicated missionary.

I can't wait to see him in January.

Angie said...

So happy that Andrew comes home soon! Will he be home for the Condie family Christmas party? We are still planning on coming to see everyone!!! And really looking forward to it!