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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Grand Thanksgiving

We hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful time, no matter where or how it was celebrated. We are thankful for many blessings such as grandchildren — Bobby and Elizabeth (“Ellie”).
1112 Grand collage
Grandson Bobby has two big celebrations in December — his 6th birthday followed soon after by Christmas. He told us that he’s been on the mostly “nice” list this year.
1112 Bobby collage
Granddaughter Ellie, nearly 17 months old, is quite a little charmer. This child is ALWAYS smiling and laughing and has a similar effect on others, especially Grenville and I. 1112 Ellie Collage1
Bobby is at the age where it’s fun doing things with Grandpa. Ellie just has fun doing anything — especially following her big brother. And, we always have fun spending the day with both of them (and we also learned how exhausting that can be). Bobby-Grandpa collage1112 Dorothy-grandkids collage
We steered clear of any malls or shopping sales on the traditional U.S. Black Friday sales, many of which are now (sadly) starting on Thanksgiving Day itself. Our Christmas wish list doesn’t involve lots of gift buying; Christmas is NOT about “things” (just ask Cindy Lou Who). This year we’re seeking charitable alternatives in addition to some favored ones.

How about you? Please share YOUR thoughts . . .

14 comments:

Sandra said...

we have no small children in our lives, our grands are from 22 to 28 years old, so we do know shopping at all for Christmas.
but i did shop the Black Friday Cyber Sale from home. I bought a TV for a fraction of it cost for the bedroom and when i went to print the email to take with me to pick up at the store, my printer had died. back to cyber sale and got one for half price. but they were not gifts. it is a great time to buy electronics

Sandra said...

oops got on the sale thing and forgot to say Love all the pics, my two favorites are of Grandma and Grandpa in the last two with the kids.

Montanagirl said...

Such a wonderful looking family! Happy and Smiling!! Our little granddaughter Zaeya is 19 months old now, and she's such a little character. I posted her latest Christmas photo, along with her Mom and Dad a couple days ago.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such sweet little ones for you to share the holidays with. It was the same for my family and myself. We do not go anywhere on Black Friday.........we celebrate in different ways other than material and world ways. Have a wonderful week!

Anvilcloud said...

My thoughts are that I sure stay away from Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays. I suppose if I had been looking for something specific and found it online on Cyber Monday that I might have made a purchase, but I wasn't and I didn't.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Papa and I are making our gifts for the family photo calenders with our photography from around the area. If we buy it is from local country stores or craft shows we avoid big malls and cities like the plague ! Have a good day !

Rebecca said...

I'd LIKE to be thankful for grandchildren, but I don't have any. SO I'll be thankful for YOUR cute grandchildren!

Doris said...

Your grandchildren are so precious! Love all the photos you included. I didn't shop black Friday... I worked it. I was too tired by the time I was finished to care about any bargain I may find! We do shop for the Grands and a bit for our kids. It's all very minimal at best. And fun!

troutbirder said...

Thats the spirit!!! And we to our surprise we did see Vermont Grand Canyon on a leaf peeper tour a few year back...:)

HermitJim said...

Spending some quality time with friends and family is what the season is all about! Looks like you had a great time!

Beautiful family pictures, BTW!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

No, christmas is not about things for me either. I'll spend it here at home with my dogs and cats. I hate the traffic during the christmas holidays and just refuse to get out on the roads then :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debbie said...

what a beautiful family!!

great pictures!!

Ginnie said...

Sweet pictures. Much easier on the eyes than the last entry with the traffic jams !

Daisy said...

These are such great pictures. It must have been such a joy spending time with your grandchildren. They are so sweet!

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