Wordless Wednesday…kinda not really

My slacking on posting is due to holiday preparation. This year is a year of “Firsts” without dad, and a year of “Firsts” with McKinley.

1. McKinley and I made Santa letters!

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2. We did get around to putting up and decorating the trees. McKinley was very helpful. She likes the lights ūüôā

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3. And we put our stockings up.

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4. Thanksgiving was hard, but we were blessed to have two wonderful meals spent with our loving family.

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5. I had my first Black friday
shopping experience. Damage was done.

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6. AND…drum roll please…History was made. The Detroit Lions kicked some major ass. “Go Lions!!!”

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First Thanksgiving.

This post is a bit overdue, but nonetheless I am thankful McKinley got to experience her first Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday.  Nothing is more satisfying to my taste buds than a plate of mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, stuffing, cranberry salad, and turkey smothered in gravy.  Certainly not the healthiest meal of the year.

We spend our Thanksgiving venturing out to Newark, Ohio, or “The Farm” where my husband’s father lives. ¬†At Great Grandma’s house we gather for prayer and break bread. ¬†A time to catch up with all the cousins and aunts and uncles. ¬†This year everyone got to meet miss McKinley and for some it was the very first time. ¬†Here are some great pictures from the day:

Another BIG tradition for our family on Thanksgiving is the DETROIT LIONS football game. ¬†Our favorite…favorite…team. ¬†Yes, I’m being serious.

McKinley had a wonderful holiday! ¬†She did seem quite¬†quizzical¬†over her mashed potatoes, but that did not stop her from opening wide! ¬†ūüôā

This Sunday, the Lions are playing the Colts.  Get your game face on! Go Lions!!! 

~The chance for growth is infinite~ Georgia