Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pffffftt....

Yeah..kinda like that. You anticipate. You clean..you bake..you wait...


You shop. You worry. You greet. You stay up late. You laugh, you cry, you eat, you open and hug...
You volunteer, you visit....

You pay respects..

You play..you enjoy..


..you are the faces we love.

You rest, you gather..


Love, laughter, pride, exhaustion..extreme pride.

Then pfftt...

It's over. It's 'good-bye, drive safely, call when you get home..we love you and miss you already..
And you cry, you miss you worry. You do laundry and try to get back to normal.

And you sleep...

And Monday comes and you are back to 'normal'...

And we are grateful and blessed.

And we have so much to be thankful for.

Thanks, God. You rock..

Seriously.

-me

oh..remind me to tell you about this one..

12 comments:

diane said...

Thanksgiving sure looks like a lot of fun, family and food. You went all out to make the most of it and what a great record of the event on your post. It also looks like it might be a bit tiring and I'm glad to see you had time to put your feet up.
Yes you have me wondering about your toilet roll necklace.

Gaston Studio said...

You do the most wonderful collages!

Life is good! said...

and you file it all away in your wonderful memory cabinet! looks like you had a grand ole time, good for you! we did too!

Zuzu said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Hubby & I had a nice Thanksgiving, but our kids live too far away to visit. Maybe another year?

Anyway, I'm so happy you had a great visit with everyone!

Zuzu

Just Breathe said...

Yes it is worth it, I may complain and fuss but wouldn't change one moment of Thanksgiving. Glad you had a memorable one and we have so much to be thankful for. God Bless.

white o'morn cottage said...

Lovely family photos. I love the ones where you are all asleep. It's the turkey that does that you know! It has a natural sleeping thingy in it. Love Pam

Heather said...

love the toilet paper necklace, lol! very cute photos. looks like an awesome time was had by all!

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Love your new tp necklace! Where can I get one?
LOL! Have a happy holidays!

hugs~kimme

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

WooT! You did a lot of photo mosaic word, for this post! I'm am very impressed. Great mosaic work!

And I'm *not* going to ask you about the toilet paper necklace or scarf. Not! Not! Not! -giggggggggles- :-))))))))))))))))))))))

You must be a hoot, to know in real life! Such fun!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie said...

You're looking fantastic Colleen, even in a tp necklace! What a wonderful collage of your Thanksgiving. I don't know how you do that!

All My Yesterdays said...

Glad you had a fun Thanksgiving with your cute family. It's all worth it for sure....

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this post! the pictures are great and I noticed quilts in them! I have been so blessed since being here in utah, that I had a very THANKFUL Thanksgiving! I am glad you did too!!!!