Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving this year was spent with our Schneiber and Huet family here in Houston.

We started it off with our annual exercise traditions--me on an early morning run, and Rob at the church Turkey Bowl & Ultimate Frisbee game.
Pre-Turkey Kubb game
Then we went up to my parents' home to have Thanksgiving.
Pre-Turkey Ping pong in the driveway
Fancy Nancy
Spectating in Style
Dad was in charge of the turkey this year and bought a fancy air-fryer just for the occasion.  It mostly went really well.  **Note for next year--judge doneness by time in the fryer, not temperature.  
The "What Should We Do About The Pink Center?" Conference
While we were waiting for everything to get finished, we switched the TV station back and forth from the traditional football games to the National Dog Show.  Everyone weighed in on their favorites, and Rob decided that somewhere in our family's future is a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  

We had so much to be thankful for this year.  My mom's good health after a year of radiation and chemotherapy was on the top of everyone's list.  We have seen so many miracles and tender mercies.  
Do not forget a single blessing
It is so nice to be close to so much family.  The Huets have become like our immediate family now, and even though I always feel a little badly for bringing our chaos to interrupt their normally calm life, they are such good sports about it!
The adult table
The kid table
The babe
After dinner we all went for a walk to the park to work up an appetite for pie.  The weather was warm, the sun was setting, and we were thankful to be together.
Handsome Rob
The other little turkey of the day
She loves the camera!
Partners in crime
Cutest munchkin ever
Grandpa Dirt 
Strike a pose
As life gets busier and time starts flying by even faster, holidays are here and gone in the blink of an eye.  It's nice to be able to pause and remember this wonderful time in our life.  We are grateful.  

Savannah the Actress

Going through old pictures, I found this awesome series.

I don't remember exactly what I told Savannah in order to get these pictures, but judging by the results, it must have been something like, "Let me see your Teenager Face."

A Summer of Birthdays, 2016

Last summer I was in the throes of newborn-sleep-deprived brain fog, and totally forgot to post the girls' birthday videos!

Savannah and Lily turned 5--these girls are such a blessing in my life.  Kind-hearted, obedient, FUN, best friends, great big sisters, and a total treat to watch grow up.  I love them so much.

Caroline turned 3--Caroline lives in technicolor.  Her laugh can light up a room, and her cry (which only has one volume: LOUD) can empty a room.  She is a good girl who looks up to her sisters, loves to read, to color, and adores her little brother.  There are big things in store for this little peanut, and I'm so thankful to be her mom.