Monday, November 24, 2008

With Thanksgiving in My Heart

Friday we went to have Thanksgiving Feast with Evan at his school. The cafeteria was all decorated for Thanksgiving. It looked so cute. Ella Grace was SO excited about going to see Evan and "the kids." We arrived at 10:40 for lunch. Isn't that crazy early??? There's just something about eating cafeteria turkey and dressing before 11:00 a.m. I can tell you it sure hasn't change much since I was a kid. :)

Ella Grace and Derek waiting for Evan.

We were so excited to see Evan's class filing into the cafeteria. The look on his face when he saw us was priceless. He was smiling from ear to ear and SO excited we were eating lunch with him.

Just look at that face!

I was just as excited to see him in the middle of the day. We snagged him after lunch and took him home with us. He was VERY excited about that. Although, I don't think we would have made it out of there without him even if we had tried. After lunch, he was latched on to both Derek and my hands. :) I was thankful we could just take him home.

Here is Evan's pinecone turkey. One of his teachers is from Jamaica (we LOVE her), so Evan's turkey had a Jamaican theme with red, yellow and green feathers.

Happy Thanksgiving, Mon!

I am so blessed beyond measure. I have so much in which to be thankful! I am so thankful Derek is home and not 8,000 miles away. I am so thankful for my two beautiful, healthy children that bring such joy to my life each and every day. I am thankful to be a child of God and for His grace and mercy. I am thankful for my entire loving family and wonderful friends. My cup is overflowing!

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all! I hope you have a fantastic day with your loved ones.

Gobble Gobble (or maybe it should be Wobble Wobble for me after all that turkey and dressing)!


Jacquie said...

I remember those days!! So fun. Although the food sits a little hard on your belly afterwards.

Those pictures of you/Evan and Derek/EG are just so sweet. EG looks thrilled!

I, too, have so much to be thankful for. Have a wonderful time with your family - and wear some britches you can unbutton or something!!

Laura said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Leigh Ann! Have a great one!

Megan L Hutchings said...

How incredibly sweet ;)! I know that seeing his parents in the middle of the day made it that much better!

Love the pinecone Turkey ;)!

Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

One of neat memories was when my Granny would surprise me and eat lunch with me and I was in high school!!! But she would never snag me and take me home. Lucky Evan!!

Your family is so precious!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope yours is wonderful! I love Evan's face when he saw you in the cafeteria! So sweet!!

Kelly said...

You are blessed Leigh Ann - and deserving of all of your blessings!
And I'm thankful to have your friendship!

Becky said...

Leigh Ann you have the sweetest little family and you guys are such wonderful parents. I love the pic of you and Evan you look gorgeous! I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

The Garners said...

I love this post! E's face is sooo sweet walking into the lunchroom! You have a beautiful, precious family! Have a great holiday week with your loved ones.

Kandi West said...

Oh, I'm so thankful you're my friend LAH! I love that picture of EG and Derek. That face is so cute! And I'm so thankful that Evan has a good school this year and is doing so well. I know you are so relieved and that it is such a blessing for you.
Miss seeing you!

Melissa said...

I love those pine cone turkeys. i think everyone has made once at least once. Love the pics, he was so excited! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Meredith said...

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Betsy said...

Those are such special memories...all the fun school activities and lunches. Evan was probably so excited to have ya'll there! I know just how you feel about being so blessed. I feel the exact same way!! :)

Kim said...

My eyes filled with tears when I read this post - I don't really know why! I just got all choked up and emotional!!

Meagan said...

Hey girl! What a great day! I will admit, I love "Thanksgiving Dinner" day at school, still! lol. Evan is so precious, and his excitement at seeing you, Derek, and EG is written right on his face... SO SWEET!

Love the idea of a pine cone turkey! That's cute!

His Doorkeeper said...

Days like that at school will stay in your memory forever! Just to see Evan's smile is worth it all!

You are a blessed family and a beautiful family!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Isn't God good?

Jacquie said...

Leigh Ann, I love your new background!!

I tagged you on my blog.

Lauren said...

A Jamaican turkey! Too hilarious!! That pic of D and EG is have a bee-yoo-tiful family!

Heather said...

Love the Thanksgiving pics! Your family is so cute! You are a blessing!