Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Table FULL of Family!!

This Thanksgiving Day there were more adults than there were babies in the Bell house!
Amber thought this first Thanksgiving when the quads are too young to travel they would be spending the holiday alone. Not so! We decided to stay down here in Houston rather than fight the traffic to go back home. Especially since we already planned to go home for our visit at the end of the month.
Amber's dad called to see when would be a good time to visit the quads and THEY were free to come down HERE for Thanksgiving. Win! WIN!! Amber had BOTH sets of her parents - at the same time for the first time since her wedding day 6 years ago!

Louis Dean and I were just talking and we remember ALL the parents - including Mike's! - gathering at Texas Roadhouse in February 2010 when Amber and Mike returned for a visit mid point in the year they lived in Aberdeen, Scotland. Children - no matter the age - always seem to bring families together!

The two grandmothers! So many babies we could ALL hold one!

My beautiful daughter!

I love Trystan's little cheeks!
SHE sat at the dining room table with us and tried a tiny taste of my sweet potato casserole -
and she LOVED it!!

The quads Thanksgiving menu was pureed acorn squash.

Every baby got their own bowl, spoon AND feeder!!

Holiday or not - the babies get their daily Tummy Time!

Jesse and his wife hit the grocery store when they got into town and bought lots of goodies for this tray of appetizers!

There was PLENTY of food!
Louis Dean and I have been cooking all week!

Dessert was Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!
Amber had heard about it and we found one - at Sam's!
(It WAS very good!!)

Louis Dean manned the camera for us!

He looks so innocent here!
He was really trying to talk me into giving him a SECOND piece of cheesecake!
(He didn't get it!)

By the end of the afternoon we were all just as tired as Trystan!!
Eating and football watching can be exhausting!!
We were excited over the Texans WIN and disappointed over the Cowboys LOSS!

We came back to the camper and after a little bitty nap - took ALL the fall decorations down!
This place looks EMPTY now!!
Tomorrow we'll string up the colored lights which are Louis Dean's favorite!
Before he and I married I NEVER used colored lights!
But he loves them so!

After a pretty warm day - it has turned into a chilly evening.
I put my robe on and we watched the movie 'Blind Side' on TV while we ate a supper of crackers and milk.

While I finish up this blog post......

Louis Dean is sitting on HIS side of the table listening to music.
I think it's about time to put this day to bed!
We're off tomorrow so we will be hanging around the camper doing little projects.
It's been a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


Texas Tales said...

A great Thanksgiving!!! I loved every minute. May have to steal some of your pictures for my own blog post... :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend Thanksgiving 2012!

Diana Ferguson said...

What a blessed Thanksgiving with your special family!

Vee said...

So glad that you had a fabulous day with everyone able to be there! These are the stuff of which memories are made!

LD did look innocent. No second piece for the man who created those marvelous rolls?!

Sandra said...

and you all had 4 more blessings to be thankful for and those blessings are growing like crazy, can't believe how big they are. soon they will be walking, oh what fun

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely Thanksgiving!

Gentle hugs,

Cheapchick said...

Hubby is a white light kind of guy and I am multicolored. We mix it up now that we are married too! (or at least I control the lights inside the house and he controls the lights outside the house, still a compromise :))

Pondside said...

My goodness, we have the same light debate - I like white and TGD likes multi-coloured. Of course, we have multi-coloured! There's nothing like grandchildren to bring people together and it sounds like your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.

Kathy said...

Same with the light debate in my house. I grew up with multi-colored lights and loved white when I got my own place. Back to the multi-colored since I got married.

Sounds as if your Thanksgiving was perfect. So glad you posted. I was thinking about you on Thanksgiving and wondering how everything was going. Looks like it went just fine!

Angie said...

Sounds like a fabulous Thanksgiving. I'm sure those Quads added so much joy to the day for everyone. I'm very happy to hear everyone had such a wonderful day. You Amber is just beautiful. She looks great to have had Quads less than a year ago!

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a very eventful day!