This picture is the State Semifinals game, which we won! We're headed, once again, to the State Championship!! It's so exciting and brings back lots of great memories from years past. This photo is our son, backup quarterback, who played several minutes at the end of the game. Since we were so much ahead, he was coached to just take a knew for the last few downs. I love this picture of him looking back at the coach, his cousin. :)
This picture below is of the cinnamon rolls our oldest son made for Thanksgiving week. He made the dough for these, as well as the hot roll dough. He did such a great job! They were delicious! This brings back memories of Thanksgivings past where my father-in-law and my husband's grandmother used to make the rolls. What a wonderful family tradition!
Next photo: The younger cousins' table keeps growing and growing! Second cousins and family guests make this photo even more special. We love welcoming new family members into the family :). The newest little family member attending was three months old. It was his first visit to Oklahoma!
Next: The annual pumpkin bash was lots of fun! There weren't too many that splattered everywhere, but when they do, they are picture-perfect moments that are fun to capture! One pumpkin was filled with whipped cream and water, making it a surprise splatter! But at least it smelled better than a rotten pumpkin!
The annual "cousins" picture is always a big group, no matter who is missing or here. There's just a BUNCH of them, no matter what! And what a blessing that is!
I captured a sweet picture of my husband coloring with a niece and great-nieces and nephews. Love this one!
And back to the football game...A family picture with our immediate family...the next to last one we will have with this Senior. So thankful for those memories and for those who came. We had lots of relatives who were able to be there, which was extra-special!
Our youngest son is the official team videographer. He got to be in the press box and wear the special press pass. He felt pretty important - and was important for his cousin, the head coach! :)
The next picture is our nephew (the head coach), another nephew who plays on the team, our son who plays, and a niece who's a cheerleader. On the end is our brother-in-law and uncle to these three in the middle...dad to the head coach. He's the defensive coach. What a special picture!
And back to Thanksgiving day! The annual Turkey Trot, in its 10th year. This nephew and his wife are newlyweds. They "ran" to the finish line dramatically making it seem like they were finishing the tedious run with tears and sweat. Ha ha! Not sure they ever broke a sweat, actually, but boy, did they have fun and make it look like a dramatic ending! Not surprising because he's in the photo/video industry and he knows exactly what it takes to have great photos captured!! :)
Last picture is the group Turkey Trot picture. A big group in the great weather!
I designed this graphic for t-shirts, thinking it would be a neat family thing. It didn't quite work out like I wanted it to, but I'm thankful we have them for the memories and traditions it represents. Sometimes things don't work out like we want it, but for me it was important. So it matters to me and is special to me.
I am thankful for God's blessings in my life and in the life of my family. I am thankful for this tradition and the memories that we have shared together. This is THANKSGIVING. Thank you, God.