Monday, November 26, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks

Many thanks to everyone for your kind and supportive words here on Jack's blog and on Facebook.  Jack and I feel the love from all around the world - literally.  The discussions and decisions of late are weighing me down and I really need to come up for air and focus on the lighter, brighter things in life. So, that's my plan!

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun.  I hosted it at my house and Jack tolerated sitting in his chair for several hours and was able to join in the festivities.  For those not on Facebook, here are a few pictures from the day.  These were taken with my phone and didn't turn out very well. (Hey, Christy - these qualify as crappy iPhone pictures!)

Our Traditional Tullamore Dew (Irish Whiskey) toast to my mom

FaceTime with my niece in NJ

Eric spent most of his Thanksgiving at the computer playing Minecraft
(yes, a better parent would have made him get off the computer, but this parent was busy enjoying her family and the festivities)

My dad and nephews

FaceTiming my brother and his family in Alabama


and their moms (in same order)

Next stop, Christmas.  This year I'm adopting my friend Jenny's "Tis a gift to be simple" approach and am limiting my kids to three gifts each.  It's not that difficult for the girls, but Eric is having a tougher time putting his list together.  Now, I just have to try and keep it simple in ALL aspects of the season.  I think I'll start by not putting up Christmas lights or getting a Christmas tree.  

Okay, not really.  I love my Christmas tree!

Have a great week my friends. 


My new Life is Good® shirt sporting my motto -


Susan said...

That looks like a really fun Thanksgiving! You don't need a fancy camera to see that, or that you look like a close family. I'm glad to hear you sound cheerier Ann. I think blogging can really help process the feelings. I love the Tis a Gift to Be Simple Theme. Good luck sticking to that. I hear you about the tree. I'd love to keep things simple myself.

Christy said...

I love crappy iphone photos! Makes me feel so much better that I'm not the only one!

We love you and Jack, Ann. Period. And more than anything, I want you to feel you can tell us anything. Especially if it makes you feel better to get your deep thoughts off your chest. It's the least we can do! Okay, it might be the only thing we can do.

I think we should really try to simply your life by planning a girls weekend this spring. ;-) Just sayin'.