Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving was at Mom and Dad's house this year.

Waiting for the blessing on the food...

Two grandpas

Grandma and Aunt Manon wore the same sweater without coordinating it first.

Checking on the turkey

Isn't my cousin Becca cute?

My brothers with their Movember moustaches

I'm not sure if that face of Andy's was on purpose or not :)

Turkey #2

I was able to sneak a picture of the main cook giving Jo pointers on his carving.
(She kept ducking out of pictures on me :)

"Bapa" fed Ben some regular Thanksgiving food...turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and cream cheese corn (an Olsen family favorite)

That one was on purpose!

Matt is so good with little kids.  I love listening to him play with them.
He played for quite a while with my cousin's cute daughter after the meal.

I love this picture!
 Becca was so awesome with the kids.  She hung out with them pretty much the whole time.  They played multiple games and made two trips over to the farm with her.
Thanks so much Becca :)

So much to be grateful for as always.
The things that stand out this year though are Ben's progress with the diet and the drastic improvement in Andy's health.
I don't know that I've ever mentioned it on the blog but for the past 7ish years he's really struggled and we've tried so many different things, seen so many different specialists and no one was ever able to tell us what was wrong and nothing really improved his symptoms.
Finally, this year he has found a treatment that has helped him so much.
It's been a miracle for which we've been praying for several years.
And of course, I am eternally grateful for the source of that miracle.
...and for all the other blessings He has poured down upon me.