Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

As usual, we went to my parents for Thanksgiving. They are rather lucky in the respect that they don't have to share us for most holidays, as Conrad's family lives on the other side of the world. But of course, this is not lucky for us or for our girls, as another set of Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles around on a regular basis would add immensly to thier lives!

Maybe not everyone feels this relationships can be difficult at worst and complicatedm at best, but in my opionion: worth it. No one loves your children like your parents. And as children grow up, it seems like Grandparents have insight and maybe distance that allows them to be hubs of wisdom for our kids. Yes, I guess I feel pretty blessed to have grown up with all four of my grandparents close by. Not to mention all of the wonderful aunts and uncles who were like parents to Jona and I.

Okay, I guess that was my thanksgiving thankfulness paragraph! Back to the post at hand. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we even trimmed our Christmas tree the weekend before since we are always out of town that weekend. Isabelle is having a hard time keeping straight all of the holidays she has lately been experiencing, so she currently calls the Christmas Tree her "Trick Or Tree."


Heather Costaras said...

Ooooh! What a nice treeeee!!! We're putting ours up this evening, but I might be embarrassed to post a photo - especially now I've seen yours! That trick-or-tree (har! har!) is the real deal! Ours is the fake plastic variety from the South African version of Walmart, aka: GAME.

Would SO love to enjoy a "no fun" latte with you personally! Stupid long distance! Grrrr!

The Polo Club said...

That is a great picture of Isabelle hugging Abby. I am glad that we have so much great family around. It is harder for us having to take turns between the families. We wish we could be with everybody every holiday. I can see that all the holidays could be confusing for Isabelle, but it is kind of funny. It was so nice seeing you guys ar Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see you guys at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your girls with me. It was fun spending the night last Tuesday and shopping with Isabelle on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It truly is a blessing to have family close. I'm sure I can say for all your aunts, we hope to always be there for you, Conrad and the girls.
We love you and are waiting for the next big get together.
Aunt Brenda

drowninginblessing said...

What a beautiful tree! I loved your tribute to the grandparents. So happy to be able to have some time this month with three of the four!