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Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Thankful Week!




We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week! I cannot believe it has come to an end.  Uncle Bob just left to go back to Oklahoma and we will miss him. He brightens our lives!

Erika and I spent a long time in the kitchen preparing for the Big Day when everybody would be here.
But before that, there were two big events that took place.

First Alli's sister Tatyana and her boyfriend Gibson came down from OU to see us on Tuesday. It was a huge surprise for Miss Alli. She was so excited when she found out they were coming that she did some cartwheels. :)
I am so thankful that Tatyana is in her life once again.

Tatyana and Gibson left for Oklahoma on Wednesday a.m. and then it was time to prepare for Anna's 15th birthday!  YES! Anna is FIFTEEN!

 Where has the time gone?
In 9 days, Anna will have been home for 10 years. Wow!
Birthdays and Holidays have always been events that Anna has struggled with over the years.
She was moved alot during holiday times and I have documented many holiday times in my blog where there were struggles. 
She got through her Birthday and Thanksgiving pretty well, and even smiled last night saying, "I made it through!" :)
 She had a friend over for the day, and picked a favorite movie.  She picked pancakes for breakfast with maple syrup and for Lunch we had Tacos.
Sarah created a gift finding hunt for her and she enjoyed her day.

 We finished off celebrating with Black Bean Chocolate cake; her favorite.



 Tasting... that's all. Just tasting. :)

 Sweet Cousins

 Erika was in charge of potatoes
 Sarah took a picture from the silverware's perspective.
 A feast!
 Saying what we were thankful for
 These two just hit it off!




 Uncle Bob...
 Chuck having conversation























 Somehow Anna managed to get her picture with each of her brothers. :)

And finally.... .Olivia got her hair cut from Auntie Becca. :)

The kids left for NM on Saturday A.M. and we will miss them as always. 
BUT.... Kate graduates from High School in May and I believe we will be making every effort to be there. :)
Hope You all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

JJ said...

Love the Minich family Thanksgiving photo essay. It is also great to see a photo with all EIGHT children in it! YAY!

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