Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! And Merry Christmas!

We have had a sweet, relaxing, beautiful Thanksgiving weekend.  We spent the evening of Thanksgiving Day at Jenny's home, surrounded by much of Spencer's family.  It was a lovely dinner, and we had some fun conversation as well.

Friday morning our boys and our nephew got up early to go Black Friday shopping.  Why?  I don't know.  They didn't know, either, except they wanted to say they'd been shopping on the morning of Black Friday.

Black Friday is also know (this year) as Briana's birthday.  Our baby is now 20.  It's funny how some things can just feel like a sock in the stomach.  Our daughter is 20.  Twenty.  How can that be?  Believe me, it's been a fantastic 20 years.

Last night Spencer and I wanted to go out together, but we couldn't find it in us to leave our bedroom.  So he watched a movie and I read a book and we went to bed early.  Then we got up this morning and went on our date.  We had breakfast at Village Inn.  I have to say that these morning dates are some of my favorites because we are both awake and looking cute and happy.  :) 

Our conversation ran the gamut, but one of the things we discussed was another sock in the stomach:  In just over a year, our Taylor will be 19.  It makes my heart clutch just a little bit.  He will be a fabulous missionary.  I can think of nothing more that I would want for a 19-year-old boy; but my mommy heart cracks a teeny-tiny bit when I think about it.  I don't think that makes me any more weird than nearly every missionary mother on the planet.

It's been another quiet day today, and I'm so thankful!  My heart runneth over (even if I can't find words for it)...

And P.S.  Thank you for all of your kind comments.  The girl's anger has gone.  It hasn't been replaced by anything yet, except a little sock in the stomach whenever she thinks about her mom being sick and far away.  Please continue to pray for the girl and her mother!


Jacqueline said...

We will pray for the girl & her mother!!

I can't believe Bri is twenty! I remember when I lived with you and she was six! Six!!! We had so much fun but I'm sure it was alot of added stress for ya. Sorry.

Coles Fam said...

Funny, I was looking at my wedding pics today in awe at how little your kids were. I guess I'll be old soon! :) All your kids have grown up to be such wonderful young adults. I too can't believe Bri will be twenty!!! And Taylor! A missionary! Shouldn't that still be lightyears away?! How cool for you though.
Oh, and I LOVE Black Friday shopping. I even got a babysitter and shopped the night away. Yes, I know. I'm weird.
You guys are still our prayers.

Kim and Preston said...

Will do! Love you Aundrea.

Jodi Orgill Brown said...

I love the idea of a morning breakfat date! That is what we need to do -- I am so worn out by the end of the day, all I want to do is sleep. A breakfast date is a great idea! :) Oh, and happy birthday to Brianna and happy shopping to all!