Late in the evening my other brother, SIL Kelly and nephew Caleb also arrived and we played a rousing game of Liverpool Rummy after eating some pizza. This is always such a fun time with lively conversation and lots of visits down memory lane.
On Thanksgiving morning I like to ease into my day and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and the Dog Show, but instead after breakfast we finished decorating the Christmas tree with the non-breakable personal ornaments that the kids love putting on the tree.
|Sam helping Rachel hang an ornament on her tree|
Then I headed out to spend a few hours with my youngest niece Calli and her fiance Bryan taking engagement pictures in advance of their October 2014 wedding date.
After the shoot I set up for family photos we were taking later in the afternoon while the men folk all played golf in the back yard hitting balls down into the river whilst the women folk all looked on ;-)
Family Photos along the river
|Three of my beautiful nieces Calli, Cassandra and Hilary along with Cassandra's daughter Finleigh|
|ALL of my family including a sign to represent my niece Zoe who has been missing for 7 years now|
|My parents with all of their Grandchildren including one Great-Grand|
|My siblings and I with my parents|
|My siblings and I|
Wonderful day spent with all of my family. Twenty-five people gathered together in celebration of all that we have to be thankful for from the Lord.