Our first Thanksgiving away from our family was difficult for me. It was very challenging because I knew that they were together and we were so far away, and I missed the fun we have together. I am so proud of them all, because they planned and prepared everything and kept our family traditions alive, including grandma's pretzel jello.
Suzi and Jeff were with their in-laws, but everyone else was together, even the kids who live away came home for the holiday.
Mason and Matthew surprised their family and came as well.
What a blessing it is to have a family
who love to be together and who are such great friends.
How about the two little munchkins! Our youngest great-grands
For the pie contest, Heather won the "Ugliest but tastes the best" award. It was ugly because her 5 year old, Cannon stepped in it.
Our family displaying their "Girl Power"
It seems that the only ones missing are the missionaries
What an amazing family. I think we started something very wonderful!
I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing us with such a beautiful family. Sometimes you don't appreciate what you have until it isn't around anymore.
I hope they will continue the family traditions while we are away.
What a blessing it is to know that "Families Can Be Together Forever."