Thanksgiving 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Grateful for a fun, family gathering for Thanksgiving with a few extra helpings of giggles. I have been blessed beyond what I could have ever imagined and it is overwhelming trying to fit it all into a few words but I'm grateful for my health, my family, friends, a safe place to live, my work, nutritious food, another year of happiness... Even for 2013's frustrations, being mindful of God's charge to give thanks in all things, I'm thankful! I am also grateful today for the many in our armed forces who won't be home with their families today, but instead overseas protecting our freedoms so we can eat our meals in peace surrounded by the people we love. I am thankful today and every day for many blessings. Here's to a memorable day of food, family and friendship. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

All done eating and wondering what to do now? YES WE WERE and so we thought... there’s no better way to burn off a heavy Thanksgiving meal than with some vigorous physical activity, and there’s no activity more vigorous than good, old-fashioned ice-skating. And so off we went, Sabriya, Shanel, Dad & I to the Desert Ice Skating rink at the Princess Resort for a little bit of fun.

 I haven't been on ice skates since I was a teenager in high school...

Sabriya's 15th Birthday

Monday, November 18, 2013

PART ONE ~ Surprise birthday dinner at Olive & Ivy in Scottsdale with some friends on Saturday, November 16th, 2013.

PART TWO ~ Dinner at home with the family on
Sunday, November 17th, 2013

PART 3 ~ Was filled with school, basketball practice and then choir practice... so our birthday girl didn't get home until about 9:30pm which is why we celebrated her birthday over the entire weekend.  This is her official 15th birthday picture!

Stephanie & Nicholas' Wedding

Friday, November 15, 2013

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