Friday, November 27, 2009

Belated Thanksgiving

Yes - I am still here and big boy is still cooking!

I am so thankful for what a wonderful amazing family I am blessed to be a part of.

I have tried to keep computer time to a minimum this weekend. This is our last weekend as a 3 person family and we are making the most of it! Since none of us really knew what to expect we decided to stick close to home. And this is a really special weekend for our family. Nov. 25th, 2005 was the day that T and I headed to Guatemala to pick up YaYa. We spent Nov. 25th - Dec. 2nd, 2005 becoming a forever family. So not only is this our last weekend as a family of 3 - but it is our "Happy Adoption Day" celebration!!! Monday Nov. 30th is our official "Happy Adoption Day" - but it's kind of nice to have the whole weekend to just be happy together.

This is us 4 years ago today with YaYa's foster mother in Guatemala.

This is T's first picture with our new daughter. She fell asleep in the cab on the way back to the hotel.

This is me and YaYa...
I didn't know I could ever love a human being as much as I love her!

Yesterday we had a totally non-traditional Thanksgiving and stayed in our jammies most of the day - until we decided to go get Chinese food. But - our favorite Chinese restauraunt was CLOSED!!!! (how could that possibly be???) So we raided the junk food aisle of the grocery store and ate at home watching football.

Then this morning just because I can't miss the tradition - I rolled myself out of bed at 3:30am and headed to Tar.get... I didn't get much (and actually got no christmas gifts...) because my brain has turned to mush in the last week. But I did get us some great cheap movies to watch... I picked up breakfast for my bacon loving sleepy heads and got home before they were even awake! So we lazed in bed for another hour and then stayed in bed to watch the Griswold's celebrate Christmas on the portable DVD player. (No bedroom TV's for us...) Rolled out of bed about 11am and headed to the Chinese restaurant we missed out on yesterday.

In the midst of all this fun T has been on a major cleaning/nesting binge. He washed the front porch this afternoon (in freezing cold weather no less...) and just got done changing out the shower head in our bathroom. My man is on a roll!!!
I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!


Bluebird said...

What an absolutely perfect-sounding weekend!! And YUM to the Chinese food, sounds fabulous :)

Happy belated Thanksgiving, and even more so happy Adoption Day/Weekend to you all.


AKD said...

I love the non-traditional Thanksgiving! We went out to eat with family, so I know exactly what you mean!

I just love the Adoption Day. :) What beautiful pictures!

Michele said...

What a lovely thanksgiving! And happy Adoption Anniversary!!! That is so wonderful!!! I just loved those pictures. :)