as usual, we made a trip to my parents' for thanksgiving this year. my granny's been pretty sick, so the festivities occurred at their house this go round.
now, in case you don't know, i'm one of six children. holidays around our house get pretty crazy. this one was sure to not disappoint. in fact, for the first time in who knows how long, we were supposed to have every kid AND grandkid there (sixteen of those!). i was beyond excited, mainly for the opportunity to get a picture of everyone there.
well, life happens and a few ended up not showing up...or at least not on time. :)
nonetheless, it was loud, crazy, stressful and fun. and we'll do it all over again in a few weeks for Christmas!
here are a few pictures i captured. there are so many more, but due to the potential of them being Christmas presents, I'll have to share those later. :)
my children. are they not the cutest things you've ever seen?! you can agree silently...so you don't hurt your own kids' feelings. :)
my boys with their cousin, jaycee. now, she certainly gives my kids a run for their money. she's sassy and country and just cute!
and this is what i was most excited about. i wanted to have a picture of all the grandkids. there are four of them missing from this picture. bummer.
anyway, i told my sister the vision i had and that the older kids would probably not be happy about it. but we like to torture, so we did it anyway. we laid all the big kids down first and then piled all the little ones on top of them. mya's the youngest...and most likely the last...so she got the middle spot. it was so much fun! on a side note, we made them do it again later in the living room when some of the other kids showed up. it didn't turn out as well, but we had fun making them suffer.
clockwise starting with jacob we have jilleana, kenzi, lexi, haiyden, cutler, jaycee, kalee, casen, garet and jay t. and the missing ones are kandice, kristen, kendra and shaun. (shaun was there, but he's two and was not having any part of it.)
oh, and don't you love the funny faces?!