It’s hard to believe an entire week has passed since Thanksgiving! Ours was a wonderful day of cooking, eating, and visiting. Our group was small – only the three of us and my brother’s three – but we had a great time!
My sis-in-law, Karla, works for Walmart, so she worked a split shift (she was here between noon and 5-ish) on Thanksgiving Day. My brother, David, worked his regular early shift and got home at 3:30. So we were all together for a couple of hours. It was short, but very sweet! We even shared a few memories of Mama and Daddy, and it was precious!
We also got to Skype with Bo, Emily, and the babies. We only recently got everything together to be able to Skype, and I just love it! No, it’s not anywhere near as good as being together; but it is oh, so wonderful to actually see them while we talk to them! I love seeing how big the babies are, seeing Nathanael’s & Emily’s facial expressions while they talk to us. Emily actually called while she was fixing dinner over at her family’s home, so we got to talk to her Dad and Mom and some of her siblings, too. Such a fun time!
Early on Friday morning, while many of you were out doing your Black Friday Shopping, we three Pettys were heading to Louisiana! On Saturday we shot the wedding for the middle daughter of a couple whom Bill and I consider our parenting/homeschooling mentors. This wedding was so very dear, and loads of fun!
Our accomodations for our time in Louisiana were with the grandmother of the bride. What a joy it was to stay with this precious lady! I only wish we had had more time to visit with her! She was precious – moving in on 90 years young – and sharp as a tack! And her home – oh, my what a wonderful home! It was furnished with the most beautiful antiques, and there were family photos at every turn. I could have browsed and perused every nook and cranny!
Since coming back home, we have been re-grouping, and trying to get into the holiday groove. We have several photo jobs between now and Christmas; I haven’t done ANY Christmas shopping; and last but not in any way least, my Tater and Will are coming home for Christmas! We just can’t wait!!!!!
I am determined not to put a damper on my joy at Pamela’s coming, but I can’t help but think about how much we will miss Nathanael’s family during these holidays! To bring us together in heart, if not physically, we are sending packages, talking on the phone, trying to participate in these holidays together as best we can. I’m including a couple of photos Bo and Em took of the kids – they are just so adorable!
It’s way late now, and I need to get off to bed. I seem to get tired early, yet never want to get into bed! It’s a good thing I don’t have to be up early in the morning!
God bless your day!