Monday, December 3, 2012
A Taylor Thanksgiving (Photostory)
Antoinette's brother and two sisters are running a little late for dinner. Apparently, there was a fender bender and they were caught in a little traffic. Luckily no one was seriously hurt in the accident. In the meantime, Antoinette has gotten the table set and the rest of the guests seated.
Rod, Danielle and all three kids are there, along with Freeman. Freeman has met all the kids and Kenaz seems to have taken to him.
The food is nice and hot and ready to be eaten.
"Can grandpa has some of your orange juice?" (Freeman)
"Looks like you have made a friend, Dad." (Tony)
"I guess I still have it when it comes to the little ones." (Freeman)
"Oh, honey, this is our first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife." (Danielle)
"I know." (Rod)
"Mom, I'm hungry." (Julian)
"Hold on. We will be eating real soon." (Danielle)
Antoinette is out front, greeting her relatives.
"I'm glad you guys were able to make it. I hope no one was seriously hurt in the accident." (Antoinette)
"Luckily is was just a fender bender, but it sure held up traffic." (Sandra)
"Come on in and take off your jackets." (Antoinette)
"Hello young man. Where's my hug?" (Antoinette)
"I tried to get your nephew to put on something other than sweats and tennis shoes, but it was a losing battle." (Sandra)
"Oh now that's a nice hug." (Antoinette)
Antoinette then sets her eyes on her niece, Taylor.
"Hello Ms. Taylor. I am digging these yellow shoes." (Antoinette)
"Mom, I'm stuck." (Sandra's son)
"Why didn't you unzip it all the way?" (Sandra)
"You're looking mighty snazzy today." (Stacy)
"Thanks. Where's my nephew?" (Antoinette)
"Oh, with his dad. He gets him today and I will have him for Christmas." (Stacy)
They all finish their hellos and head to the dining room, where they are promptly seated.
"I want to thank everyone for coming today. We have a lot to be thankful for this year." (Antoinette)
"We welcomed some new additions to the family; Danielle and her two sons. We also reconnected with other family members like Freeman." (Antoinette)
"I am always happy to spend time with my brother and sisters and their families." (Antoinette)
"I am also thankful for my helpful, patient, and handsome husband." (Antoinette)
"And of course, I can't forget about our wonderful kids who keep us on our toes all day, every day." (Antoinette)
"Freeman, would you do the honors of blessing the meal?" (Antoinette)
"I would be delighted." (Freeman)
"Okay, okay. Come on." (Antoinette)
Everyone has grabbed the hand of their neighbor, as instructed by Freeman.
"Let us pray." (Freeman)
Freeman continues with a thoughtful Thanksgiving prayer. He is feeling really blessed to be here with his family once again.
We will check in on things after dinner and dessert!