Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. I really do. A lot of times this holiday gets the shaft because it's sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, but I truly love Thanksgiving. It's one of those days that should be celebrated every day, but we get busy and we forget to take the time to remember our blessings. It's a great day of being with family and reflecting on how the Lord's blessed us. And blessed us, He has. We have a beautiful daughter, a lovely home, good health, wonderful family, great friends, the blessing of staying home with my daughter and much, much more. :)
Our greatest blessing, though, is in knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. I pray that He is your greatest blessing today as well. :) God bless!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth

We recently took a trip to Disney to celebrate my niece's 5th birthday (I can't believe she's five! I remember being in the delivery room when she was born and it feels like it was just yesterday!!!) and we had a great time!! There was a pretty decent size group of us, too. My parents, my younger sister and her husband, my aunt, my niece's family (her parents and younger brother came - the youngest 2 stayed with my brother-in-law's aunt and uncle near Orlando) and us. Reese came with us, too. Yes, I know - she won't remember, but we took lots of pictures and I have to say I couldn't imagine the weekend without her! :)
It was a wonderful weekend of celebrating! We visited Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. We ate some pretty good food, too. :) My niece seemed to really enjoy her time there as well. She got all dolled up on Saturday (her actual birthday) and loved strutting around the Magic Kingdom in her fancy duds. :) Below are lots of pictures from last weekend! I hope you enjoy them!!

Reese will be turning 11 months old very soon and I can't believe it! I keep getting asked about her first birthday and I have to admit that I'm kind of in denial about the whole thing. I love watching her grow and learn new things, but this turning one stuff just isn't allowed! :) She's crawling everywhere, pulling herself up and, I'm sure, will be standing very soon. She is such a joy!!

Oh and one thing I learned while I was away last weekend - the happiest place on earth isn't Disney. It's home. :)