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Thanksgiving 2013

The internet is a bit slow, so please forgive me if I am unable to post tomorrow or Saturday. But, I’ll do my best!

We spent Thanksgiving with Aaron’s family. They have a family reunion with his extended family on Thanksgiving.

To quote another one of my children, “That’s all?!?” Don’t worry, there was plenty to eat. Gus just wasn’t impressed with what was on his plate at that moment.

I love this photo of him. He looks at me like this often, usually when he is puzzled by something I just said.

Aaron, his grandmother and Lena.

After lunch was over, Gus and I snuck off to a little playground. This is a very small town, and as it turns out, they have an old fashioned merry-go-round. I saw a really awesome photo recently, taken on a merry-go-round and I thought it would be fun to try. We weren’t going quite fast enough, but you can get some idea of how it would look.

Gus needed a nap after lunch, so…

Aaron and his brother played cards. These two are ridiculous together. If you’ve never heard Aaron get loud, put him in a room with his brother and a deck of cards.

Lena played blocks with her great-grandmother.

And Reed and I played Legos together.

Because Aaron’s parents live in the middle of nowhere, I snuck out with my camera for a bit tonight after the kids went to bed.


Have I ever told you guys how much I love night photography?


30 Days of Thankful: Days 22-27

We spent Thanksgiving at Aaron’s parents house. I left my computer at home, and while I planned to just blog when we got home, I got a little further behind than I planned.


(Reed and Lena are in there.)

Day 22: Today, I’m thankful for books. I love reading– for the entertainment and to learn new things. It’s a fun way to get  a perspective of something that I wouldn’t otherwise understand. My two favorites that I’ve read recently are the Handmaid’s Tale and Kitchen House.

Day 23: I’m thankful for my warm, comfy bed. I was definitely missing it on Friday!

Day 24: 2 years ago today, we met Reed and Lena for the first time. Today, I’m thankful for Reece’s Rainbow, the organization which helped us find our children. And I’m thankful for Sasha, our facilitator in Ukraine, who held our hands for the Ukrainian side of things.

Day 25: Today, I’m thankful for the internet. I use it for connecting with family and friends who live far away, for shopping, for my business, etc. I don’t know if we would have adopted, or at least not at this point in our lives, without the help of internet research. It is so helpful for so much.

Day 26: I’m thankful for medical care and insurance. One of the kids had to take a trip to the doctor today for an ear infection. It was very quick, easy and inexpensive to get what we needed and I’m thankful for that!

Day 27: Today, I’m thankful for warm winter clothes. We definitely needed them this morning with a temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit when I took Reed to school!