Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a blessed Thanksgiving with so many of our family present...I think 35, but every time I recount I get a different number. We sure missed those that were not there, the Yetter family in NY and Ashley McComb in AR.

Now, for the Thanksgiving photo album. If I am missing any of the 35, please understand. They were probably outside! I stayed in the warm house most of the day. It was a blustery day in Texas, with sleet and then later, the most beautiful snow!! It did not stick at all, but it made for an amazing, pretty drive home that night.

Aunt Pam and baby Jace!


Katelyn and cousin Corbin


Aunt Diane and Grandma


Cousin Jeremy and Grandpa


Shawn and his girlfriend Janalee (sp?)


Jake and my brother Garett trying to pose like manly men!


Garett and Jess


Katelyn and my mom, Judy


Jace and Jess


Aunt Diane and her daughter (my cousin) Mandy


Aunt Sandy with Katelyn and cousins Carter and Kaylee


Grandpa gave all the little girls a bear they loved: Kaylee, Jadyn, Bryn and Kacey (sp?) Kacey is Janalee's little girl.


Uncle Mike and my cousin Molly


Molly's boyfriend Billy and baby Aiden!



My sister Hope and baby Ella!



Yesterday was Black Friday, where crazy people wake up to get a must have purchase for Christmas. I was one of the crazies in line with my family to get a Nintendo Wii. It was actually a lot of fun to be with my mom, and aunts: Sandy, Jacque, and Diane. Then, they all headed to Target and Wal-Mart for great deals. I headed to Dallas with some friends to the Galleria and the American Girl store. The girls are asking Santa for American Girl dolls and I went to check them out for him. I got a lot checked off my list already! Those of you who already have your Christmas shopping already done, go ahead and do not mention that little fact to me!! Here is a picture of our shopping adventure. It is dark because it is 5:30 AM!! Did I mention it was cold?



We have put up most of our Christmas decorations. I will post a picture one day soon. As we are getting out various things, Bryn pulled out the angel that goes on the top of our tree. She said, "That is a beautiful fairy!" We all smiled and told her that was an angel. Then later, she was trying to get the angel for the nativity out of the styrofoam package and she said while pulling and prying, "This silly fairy is stuck!" We smiled again, and helped her with the angel. I guess her fairy dress up outfit looks like our angel decorations. I look forward to telling Bryn again of the Christmas story, including the angel!

--Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Tomorrow is a tradition at our church. Each Sunday after Thanksgiving, we have a Thanksgiving service, where people stand up and share with the whole church what God has done this year in our lives and what we are thankful for. It is a blessing to me to hear about some amazing things God has done in the lives of so many, including us!

In case I do not post tomorrow, I have a set of scans Monday to determine if this hard chemo is working. Please pray for clear results and treatment plan for the coming months. I have chemo next on Monday the 3rd, so I might not have results until I see my doctor on that day.

I am so thankful for all of you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think next time I get my hair cut I am going to take a picture of yours - love it!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures Jess, helps me feel a little less so far away.

Love to all and Happy Holidays.
Aunt Janette

Anonymous said...

I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aunt Pam

Anonymous said...

The Lord has blessed you and your family with a huge loving family. I am glad to hear the trip to Houston was a good one for you. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, may the coming Christmas season be just as joyful and special.

Anonymous said...

Jessa,

Your blog brings our family so close together. It is a huge treat to know that when we open your blog, we are not so far away at all. We are all praying and believing in clear scans. Enjoy your time with Grandma in the morning. I continue to thank God for this moment. We will thank God early in anticipation of the results. I love you Jessa and am so proud to be your aunt.

Aunt Sandy

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