I love Thanksgiving! I am one of those people who refuses to think about anything Christmas before Thanksgiving! I think it is a very important time of year and it makes me sad that it always gets overlooked. I often say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it has all the things I love... Great food, wonderful time with family, many blessing to be thankful for and unlike Christmas I dont have to spend a bunch of money on presents LOL! (Don't get me wrong I love Christmas and I love giving gifts) Anyways I am a big fan of Thanksgiving and I was very excited to have Ms. Peyton enjoy her first Thanksgiving this year. So we took our annual trip to Nebraska to spend the holiday with Blaine's side of the family and this year we were able to spend a week up there which was nice since Peyton hasn't gotten to spend a lot of time with his side of the family since she was born. So we drove up Friday and enjoy the week getting things ready for Thanksgiving, watching football, visiting with friends, and just enjoying sometime together as a family! We spent Thanksgiving at a church in Gretna with all of Blaine's family as well as his sister in law's family and had a wonderful time fellowshipping together and watching all the kids play together! It's so much fun to have so many little ones running around now! Then Friday we did our annual Black Friday shopping and it was a lot of fun as usual but man I was exhausted and so glad to drive home and sleep in my own bed after a week away! Once we got home a baked some Pumpkin pies to take to my family's thanksgiving which we had on Saturday! It was a wonderful day cooking and spending time with the family I love all the opportunities we have to get together. The highlight of my day though was the fact that my Dad finally held Peyton. He is not a holding babies kind of guy and likes to wait till they get a little bigger and can hold their heads up so when he came right in and took her I was so excited and grabbed my camera right away!! It was a wonderful moment! To sum it all up we had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with family, friends, love, and food and it really just doesn't get any better than that! So I'll leave you with a few pictures from our wonderful holiday!
Papa Dee holding his girl for the first time!
The older kiddos taking a picture while Peyton took a nap. We figured she'd probably get crawled on anyway!
The Finley clan... can you imagine just going out to dinner together! It is quite entertaining!
Peyton and Tempey in their matching 1st Thanksgiving outfits with little Ethan peeking in the picture!