Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a post thanksgiving post.

...i wanted to be cool like others, and write about how i was thankful for a million different things prior to thanksgiving. but i didn't get there. pre-roman, i would have been all over it. but momma lindsey is a bit behind, just a couple steps back these days. however, i'm gaining on reality, i'm almost caught up!

however, what i DID do was travel back to nebraska, my home, for 5 whole days........with mr leif and roman, too!

we left tuesday night after mr leif came home from work, and arrived about 1:30am......but don't you worry, i asked mr leif to wake me up as we were going through lincoln......i needed to order my cheesey from amigos. yummity yum yum.

it was such a fabulous time. packed with family and friends and food :)

can you believe i spent 5 days without getting on a computer once. nope. never! and i rarely used my cell phone!! it was a great little tech-cleanse :)

my sissy and her little family came from their new 'home', denver! yep. last minute they made the trek. so happy to have them home too. it makes 'home' complete.

it was the first time in a few YEARS that our whole family, just our immediate family, was home together, and sitting around the table!
just like the good ole days. dad did devotions.

i had seconds on both the main course. AND dessert.
i'm still eating for two, right?!

make that thirds. mr leif fed me his pie too.

snarfin da mashed pataters.
yep. it was the year for plaid. is that how you spell plaid?

lots of laughs. yeah huh. we like to have fun.

and romes was sleepy.

but then he woke up to play.

and so did she. she was playin all over the place! a little crawlin machine.

and then it was time for charlotte to get her hair did.

her momma did it. all up and cute. straight up.

look at romes. aint he a cutie? oh hello little stylin man!?

just chillin with his uncle. whoops! gettin sweeeeeeeeepy.

oh. we did so much more too. but i didn't lug my cam around........
of course though, i had to document our exended family gathering. its da bestest.
here's just 6 of us 30+ cousins. we know how to have some fun.

but anyways. on thanksgiving. and on being thankful....

how about this?

this our grateful hymn of praise. just one of my favorite hymns. from cjane and her crew.....but really, when i heard this i got goosebumps. it says it all.

that mindy gledhill. wow, ey? what a voice.

my favorite verses? here day are.........

For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild

but really. me? what am i thankful for?

my husband. my baby. my family. my friends. my church. and maternity leave.

cliche? yah, probably.


  1. what a fun trip!!!! love all of the love :)

  2. i love it! i love it all. the big family. going home for the holidays. little roman lookin' all snug & cute. & that song. whoo! thanksgiving! can it ocme again soon? one year is way too long.