Saturday, November 12, 2011


Last night we joined 8 other couples for an adults only early celebration of Thanksgiving.
It was one of the greatest evenings that both Andy and I will remember for quite a while.

There was one kiddo there, but 10 day old Cooper was more than welcome.
I sensed a bit of baby fever from quite a few of the girls.  
And my husband held on to him for over an hour.
I'm just saying.....

Karen got to enjoy her first glass of wine post baby and we all know what a big celebration that is!

Paige and Frank went all out, roasting the turkey,opening their beautiful and SPOTLESS home, and setting two beautiful tables to accommodate everyone.  

The food.
Oh my goodness the food.
Andy and I are still raving about it today.

He said that he weighed himself after work (who does that by the way?)
and weighed himself again after dinner.
He gained 8 pounds.

Sitting around the dinner table, we had the best time.
Let me just say it has been a LONG time since I have shared dinner with this many friends and no kids, maybe over 3 years.  That's how old Addison is.

Stew and Andy made quite the cleaning team.
Why doesn't this happen at my house?
My favorite part of the night was after dinner.
We all went into the living room and went around, sharing what we were thankful for.
It's the kind of activity that you hesitate doing together because it sounds "cheesy" and cliche, but it was an amazing thing.  Every one of us is so blessed.
We all agreed that life is hard, but God is good.
Our cups runneth over.

I've said it before and I"ll say it again.
Andy and I are both amazed at how God has richly blessed us with friends and relationships.
The kind of friendships that feel like they've existed for years instead of months.
We are so thankful.

1 comment:

The Montgomerys said...

I agree, that was one of the sweetest nights I've had in a very long time! Both stew and I walked away discussing how great it is to share life with such amazing friends. We all have so much to be thankful for. Loved your pictures and really the whole post. Love you, friend!