Somehow Thanksgiving is already over, and tomorrow is the 1st of December! The month of November seemed to fly by, but luckily we have some fun photos to remember it by. Tyson and I drove to Anacortes on Tuesday night, Robin came on Wednesday, and we didn't head home until Friday. Needless to say (especially for those of you who have experienced my parent's house) it was a weekend of relaxing, lots of amazing food, my mom busy busy busy in the kitchen, and tons of people coming and going...even though it was just our immediate family. This year we had 19 people in our family gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving! In a few weeks when Erika has baby Spencer, we will have 20! Quite amazing to think all of those people started with just my two parents.
We have had an interesting year with a new baby, thoughts of the future, and trying to figure out how to best handle the economic difficulties that our country is in, which has greatly affected Robin's career the last couple of years. But no matter how looming things sometimes seem, it was refreshing to sit back and really think about how incredibly blessed we are! We have a beautiful, healthy baby boy, and our entire family is in very good health. Those are things we so often (and never should) take for granted. It seems as though we have been on this adventure for quite some time now, wondering what's "next" and how God will reveal the next steps to take. Honestly, we are a bit weary of being in this wondering/changing/believing in God's faithfulness stage. But at the end of the day, even though we don't feel life has settled into what we anticipated, our marriage and our prayer life and our faith is growing and being strengthened because we are in such a place. God is so good, and we are very thankful this Thanksgiving, and we look forward to Him continuing to walk with us through this journey.
Here are some snapshots of our restful weekend - soaking up family...and quite a bit of food at the same time.
Bath time at Nana and Papa's!
I absolutely love this face. Doesn't get any better than that.
Family dinner, angle 1 (can't fit everyone in one shot anymore ;-)
Family dinner, angle 2!
Tyson and cousin Tyler (they're one week apart) sharing their toys so nicely.
Ty discovering the lego tower that his cousins worked on all afternoon.
The three T's! Tyler, Tyson, and Tevin. Looking like grumpier old men in this picture...so funny.