Thanksgiving Break 2017

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Many of you know that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to spend with family, friends and give thanks to God for all our blessings. This time was extra special for the boys and I. We were able to have smithboy#1 for TEN ENTIRE DAYS! Yes y’all heard that right, for ten days he was with us having fun, making memories and getting that one on one time with daddysmith and I. Having him with us for those many days was absolutely perfect. He was able to spend time with the whole family. He stayed with granny and grandpa one night and had his Aunt Dee Dee come watch him during the day while daddysmith and I were at work. Smithboy#2 was extra happy because that meant him and his brother were able to stay up late playing men in their bedroom instead of sleeping. Only being a few days into my break I couldn’t help but really stop and appreciate everything I have. From a beautiful life to a healthy loving home, I am very grateful. This year daddysmith, the boys and I had three dinners to attend. Our first stop was my Nanas and just like every year it started at Noon. We ate, we laughed, we had a family photoshoot and played baseball in the front yard.

Next stop was granny’s! She definitely had a full house, with Aunt DeeDee, baby M, Uncle Batman (yes our smithboys call their uncle.. Batman) Nae Nae, Nanny, ReShawn, Preston, the smith boys, daddysmith, myself and a couple of granny’s friends. ReShawn brought over a FRIED TURKEY and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!! We had so much fun eating and playing on the playground we forgot to take pictures. Time goes by fast when you’re having fun. Our final stop on thanksgiving was the Smiths. Daddysmith and I loaded up the boys and took a nice drive up to lake Travis. We spent our night with Memesmith, Uncle Mike, Aunt Holly, their friends, Danielle, Nick, Aunt DeeDee, and Uncle Batman. With the smithboys being center of attention, I can happily say everyone was well entertained. As we were heading home daddysmith and I reflected on the busy day we just endured. Feeling thankful of course but also extremely full. Have three thanksgiving dinners really took its number on us. I should’ve done what my sister-n-law did and walk a mile to get coffee and eat pie for breakfast. But then again she is 7 months pregnant and has an excellent excuse to eat pie for breakfast. After thanksgiving day also known as black Friday we had my mom, sister and Preston over while daddysmith was at work. Daddysmith and I don’t participate in black Friday due to the history and more so he thinks its pretty ridiculous to fight and run over each other over materialist things you were SO thankful for a couple of hours ago. BUT to each his own… Back to having all three boys together and let me just say those boys are really something.. loud, crazy, messy, BOYS!

Between dumping all the LEGO’s on the floor, play fighting, pulling every toy from the boys room to the living room and racing Nae Nae outside these boys had a blast. Sometimes letting boys be boys is the only way to stay sane. With my night and break coming to an end I can’t help but to feel loved. Loved by all my family and friends but more importantly God himself. His heart and grace is truly remarkable. He is who I’m most thankful for. Not only am I thankful for him but all his love that he shares with you and I. I hope y’all had a wonderful thanksgiving and hopefully not in a food coma like daddysmith and I!