Thursday, November 26, 2009


Annie 330/365

Lucy 330/365

Today I thankful for so many things. For my family that God has blessed me with, for my church and the chance to know Jesus Christ, for getting to be with family today, for all of the wonderful friends and the support that I get from them, for my business, for my home, for the girls' birth mothers, for Vietnam, for the delicious meal that we had. And the list goes on and on and on. I have so much to be thankful for. My life is so full. I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you all have had the chance to count your blessings today. Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a long day. We do a noon lunch because it is a tradition to go to the Cowboys game. Ever since we have had kids, two people always stay home with Lucy, Annie, Austen, and Jaksen. I always volunteer because while I enjoy the Cowboys, I don't have the extreme love for them that Justin and his family have. So, June and I stayed with the kids. They were great, but 4 kids 3 and under is tiring!! June and I need a stiff drink!!

Today is always going to have extra special meaning for us because we arrived home from our extremely crazy trip to Vietnam for Annie at 9:30 am Thanksgiving morning last year. I seriously cannot even begin to describe how relieved I was to be back at home and have some reinforcements to help us for a while. The relief that came from knowing we were so close to our doctor and getting Annie the attention that she needed was the best feeling. The plane ride home, not so fun, but it could have been much worse. Jen took these amazing pictures for us that I will always treasure. It really means a lot to us that she came and met us on Thanksgiving and did this for us. Thanks again Jen!

One of my favorite pictures of all time. She was screaming bloody murder, just like she had been for the previous 1.5 weeks.
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Jen is a genius. I had walked off to try and calm her down and Welcome Home was in the background. So cool.
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I didn't care how much effort it took, I got them both dressed in darling dresses to meet everyone!
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Anonymous said...

Gobble gobble!

I remember the airport pics from last year and they are absolutely amazing!

Four kids 3 and under? Yikes - you both deserve a couple drinks and maybe a seconds on Tday dessert! :)


Elizabeth said...

Oh I loved the pictures so much! Still do, of course. They just showed so much emotion - particularly after knowing what a long couple of weeks you'd had.

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Loving that the christmas decorations are starting to pop up in your pictures!


Mom2J&I said...

those pics from last year really are some of my fav from all time! she just "got it"
Happy Thanksgiving Kelly!

Marina said...

These are the pictures on the Sugar blog that 'introduced' me to you Kelly, and I started reading the stories of Annie and Lucy. Gosh, last year, those pictures were beautiful and made me interested to read more. Today, after 'knowing' you for a year and seeing how far Annie has come, those pictures from last year just make me cry- you have done such a wonderful job with Annie- look at her now- happy, cheeky, mischevious and so, so loved. I hope that you too, can step back, look at the tranformation over the past year and see what a wonderful Mom you are to Lucy and Annie. Congratulations Kelly, the girls are so lucky to have you (& Justin too). Happy Thanksgiving!

Shawna said...

I just love seeing these pictures all over again...feels like it was forever ago when I was in Dallas helping you pack! I can't believe how much she has grown in a year, and love that I am able to watch them grow up thanks to this blog. Loves!

Mom said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the pics of Justin's family, and really loved the review of bringing Annie home. Beautiful pics. We all have so much to be thankful for. Love and kisses, LeeLee