Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

This Thanksgiving we headed down to Houston to spend our Holiday with Burke and Stacey and their adorable girl Marin and Hollis. And as an added bonus, our Mimi was there! It was so fun to see all of the cousins together. Burke and I ran a 10k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and although my pace was slow for him he stuck with me and we ran the whole thing together which was a real treat for me. :) I love spending time with that guy. I also got to spend a lot of time with Stacey which was a blessing to me in so many ways. I always say I lucked out in the sister in law department but I any time I get to spend extended time with any of my sister in laws I know it is true. Mimi drove back with us today so we get to spend some extra time with her before she goes back D.C. And now the pics...

Kate in her traveling outfit. :)

This is a picture of a turkey making a turkey cookie. Ha!


Uncle Burke with sweet little Marin showing off her turkey.

The smilingest girl  (actual word?) I have ever met. It seemed like she was smiling the entire time we were there. Beautiful!

Quite possibly my most favorite picture of the trip. They were hiding from Kate, who by the way was playing by herself and did not know she was being looked for. :)

"Hiding" from Kate. Shhhhh!!!

Dr. Kate expounding on Obamacare. She listened to my heart and said I sounded "elephanty". Hmmm...sounds ominous.

His "funny face". He would have happily posed for a 100 pictures with this face but as far as getting a normal one of him smiling? Few and far between.

These 2 really bonded during this trip. Very cute. At one point Hollis did something to Marin at which Carson responded, "Hollis don't do that again." and then said to Marin, "I am so sorry that happened to you Marin."

Sweet Ones.

Kate with her Mimi. Love this one. :)

Kate with Aunty Stace getting loved on. :)

Kate was in the bathroom and brother and cousins were waiting for her to come out. Carson was just looking at this photo and told me they were laughing because he was sticking his foot under the door and Kate was tickling it. He said Marin did it to. :)

The cousins table.

Burke and Stacey's house is so beautiful.

And finally we made it home and Carson announced that he wanted to watch a football game on TV while  playing with his football guys at the table. Aw yeah!


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6