Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

This past weekend we were in Illinois for Thanksgiving. Matt had to be back in Michigan for the rest of the weekend, but drove in for Thanksgiving Day. It was so awesome being with my (Stef) side of the family for a long weekend. This Thanksgiving tradition of all families meeting in Illinois began over 30 years ago. The only change is that, now that this generation of cousins are married, we make sure we have our "alternate" holidays to share with the in-laws on the same years so that we can all be together the other Thanksgivings (if that makes sense :-)) This year, with all cousins, spouses, kids, aunts uncles and greats together we had over 30 people. It's always such a blast catching up with everyone and seeing the new tiny faces at the table -- or more appropriately this year, on the floor.
Caleb managed to get in some good baseball time with the biggest roster he's seen yet. This kids had a great time seeing each other and it was a wonderful reminder of just how blessed we all are.

Addison, Avery, and cousin Cam

I know Mal wasn't as bored as she appears.

Cam playing baseball

Making their play