Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Festivities 2012

We were quite the Texas travelers during the week of Thanksgiving. First stop was a dinner with the Hoags in Waco… (super fun traffic on Wednesay evening…I guess I was zapped and totally forgot to take pics!)


Thursday morning we headed to Austin for a festive Steece feast. Our 4 little turkeys were dressed in their fall’s finest… (A, S, B, E)

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It was a nice and warm 70+ degree Gobble Day in TX, so you can imagine what the first question out of my childrens’ mouths was…


No swimsuits?…. NO PROBLEM! (E, A, B)

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(Man, Mom needs to put some meat on dem bones! Doesn’t help that they were sucking in from the slight chill of the setting sun)



Of course sister had to join them in the hot tub… (B, E, A, S)

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Not sure why, but when your sons ask you to take a picture of them holding their toys, you do it.

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The Facebook caption read: “L-Tryptophan”…

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Nothing like a good nap after an incredible turkey din din. Am I right?!



The next day, we headed down south to Uvalde, TX~ where we celebrated my Grandfather’s 88th birthday! It was such a treat to be with family that I haven’t seen in years.


Love this pic of the great grandkids helping GrandPapa blow out his candles!

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Pulling out the candles to lick off the icing…

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Sweet Sav, making sure her cousin Reagan had a turn…

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LOVE this pic of the great grandkiddos and great grands! We were missing Carter and baby Sawyer.

Sugar, Ethan, Ben, GrandPapa, Madeline, Drew, Sav & Reagan

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Add in the original grandkids!

Andrew, Suz, Jeff, Jason & Jen (Missing my bro~ Collin)

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GrandPapa tried on Andrew’s turkey hat and Sav thought it was the funniest thing she had ever seen!

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Sav the flirt and her Uncle Ronnie, lovingly referred to as “Macaroni” (that is what the kiddos called him when they were babies)

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Me and my beautiful Aunties! Sandra and Susan. (My Dad’s YOUNGER sisters, heh heh)

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Aunt Susan, aka~ the pied piper, brought bubbles for the kids!

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Sweet little Reagan!

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Great Grand-Quads with their Sugar! (S, B, E, A)

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So perfect. Our kids are ridiculously blessed to know such wonderful great grandparents.

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All the kiddos!!!!

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The grandkids! We have so many of these pictures throughout the years. LOVE these guys.

(Jason, Papa, Andrew, Jen, Suz, Sugar, Jeff)

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Our family left, and we spent the night with GrandPapa and Sugar. While we were waiting for Papa & Granna, Collin & Ashley et all, to arrive… we took in the Uvalde Parade with GrandPapa!

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Very neat little small town parade. Loved it. And enjoyed getting to meet up with my friend, Julia! Hate that I didn’t get to hug Charla…next time, girl!

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The kiddos with GrandPapa at the coffee shop~ where he and his cronies sit and gab every morning…like something out of a movie. Adorable.

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A pic with the Hoag cousins!

Ben, Drew, Ethan, Sugar, Sawyer, GrandPapa, Sav & Carter

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The Hoag Men: GrandPapa, Papa, Sawyer, Carter & Collin

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We headed further south to Brackettville, where we loved on our Auntie JuJu and Uncle Stoney! Sweet JuJu, my beautiful second Mommy, and my little DARRRRRLIN’ Savaweekuss.

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Drew wore his turkey hat, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Like, every day. He LOOOOOOOOOVED his turkey hat. Makes perfect sense.

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Taking pictures for Daddy during the Aggie game! Ebud was my watching partner and sat right beside me during the entire game, despite my whoopin’ and hollerin’. So SWEET!

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Ethan wanted to show Dad his Army jeep…uh…ok, lil man. So proud.

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Love this blue eyed babydoll! Sawyer man jumping on the old giraffe…having a ball.

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Okay, so…apparently the kids just thought these glasses were a hoot and wanted to take silly pics for Dad…

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Oh wait…we’re taking silly pictures???…

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LOVE this pic of my fellas and Uncle Stoney~ such a special, special man. Love him.

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Uncle Stoney and his princess.

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Had such a great week…truly thankful for SOOOOO many things in life…most importantly, our loving families.

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Sandy P said...

I love seeing pictures of your extended family. I can only imagine how crazy it will be when the quads are the parents!

Kat said...

they are so big and so beautiful. ps LOVE LOVE LOVE your haircut.

Kimmyyy83 said...

Great pictures!!! The hot tub one with all 4 is my favorite!

The Townsend's said...

Fun! You have some cute kiddos! We actually had Thanksgiving dinner with your parents at the Ellis' house!

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