Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The WHOLE gang!

Last week was Thanksgiving. We had a great time with family. We ate dinner and spent the day in Benson, with Ben's family. Then came home and spent the rest of the weekend with some of my family that was in town.
Friday was a big photo-op day when I got to take photos of all of my family.... It's been a LOONG time since we've done this.... and definitely the first time with all the new additions to the family!
The WHOLE gang!

Grandparents Watkins

Momma & Brian

Brother Tyler & Sister Jene'

Brother Kevin & wife Crystal

Momma and her kids + families

Brother Craig & wife, Heidi and son, Jake

My family. Ben, Rebekah, Tommy, & Me
So.... now we're into the time for the Christmas holidays... the countdown is on for finding the perfect gifts for those we love.. getting the house and tree decorated... and the anticipation of having family close together, enjoying one another. It's bound to be a crazy, busy, and exciting time... and I'm going to love every minute of it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Give Thanks.... with a greatful heart!!!

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! 3 more days.
I can't believe how blessed I have been this past year and all the years before now. And I do have a thankful heart. I'm thankful from the very bottom of my heart for all variety of people/things I have in my life.

This year is going to be super special because we get to meet the newest member of the Stewart side of our family. My brother, sis in law, and nephew will be down for the weekend. Jake was born in July, but because of time, distance, conflicting schedules, and other factors... nobody in the family other than Grammy and Papa have gotten to meet this little guy. Pictures and videos sent on the 'net, are good... but this will be so much better!!! And I love any and all opportunities to spend with Heidi! :)
On top of visiting family, we will be doing a LARGE family photo session. Ben is going to be putting up Christmas lights for our neighbors, we will do the traditional decorating and pizole at Gramma Beth's....
It will be a weekend full of family and fun!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We're all sickies.... :(

Looks like we waited just a little bit too long to think about getting our seasonal flu shots.

It started last Friday with Rebekah getting a fever and cough, now we all have it. This week has not been fun for any of us.... especially Mommy and Daddy since we have to get up (what seems like) a bazillion times a night for drinks or water, or to recover, or give medicine, or just calm whichever kid down again. Let's just say, I am looking forward to the weekend... where we can spend a couple VERY lazy days relaxing and catching back up on our energy.