Friday, December 4, 2009

Giving Thanks

We have a LOT to be thankful for these days. We have been so fortunate in our lives and can't express enough gratitude for all the blessings we have. We have been blessed with a beautiful and happy daughter who is, among so many things, so smart and such fun to be around - and so polite, too. We have also been blessed with the gift of a little boy on the way (see ultrasound pic below). We are also very thankful for Matt's job with a great company.

Our thanksgiving this year was filled with thanks and family and I couldn't have asked for a better time. We had my parents, from Miami, and my little sister with her husband, from Raleigh, come and stay with us for a few days. It was my first time cooking the big meal, and I have to say that it was rather fun and rewarding. I was so happy to see everyone enjoy the meal that I (of course with the tremendous help of my mom and some outstanding stirring from Shantel) prepared. Thank you family for coming to my house and being such great entertainment, and I hope we will see you all again very soon.

The spread:

On Friday, instead of shopping, Mom, Shantel and I went and got pedicures and Shantel and I got preggo massages (ahhhhhh).

Brooklyn loves bubbles...

...but to play with bubbles AND Grandma is the ultimate fun.

Say hello to our little boy:
Definitely a boy... ;)


Jenni said...

THanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of all the time with family and zero stress about presents. I'm glad that you had so much fun with your family.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! We are finally getting some more boys in the family. Yours and Shantel's will be best friends!

The Ollila's said...

Your "spread" looks beautiful. I bet everything was so yummy. We sure missed you guys. I hope we wont have to wait too long before seeing you again.

Cris, Jon, Austin and Ethan said...

Jenni must not have had the responsibility of cooking this year!! Zero stress??? ...I got lucky with strep throat so I didnt go near the food either was sorta nice. Vanessa, you daredevil having 2 so close in age!!! good luck!