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November 26th, 2011

We had a lovely holiday weekend. I have much to be thankful for but I won’t bore you with a list. My mom joined us for Thanksgiving which was nice. The day after, instead of shopping (because I am mostly done nah-nah-nah-nah), we took the girls to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel to see the decorations (above is a collage of our visit there).  I also wanted to try and take a decent photo for our Christmas card. I wasn’t hugely successful at that. I took 217 photos.  214 of them look a lot like this:

Tessa was not about to cooperate – look at the defiance with the crossed arms. (I’m scared of teenaged Tessa already.) And on the rare occasion she was looking my way, Sabrina chose that moment to look at the sky or stick her tongue out. I lowered my expectations and chose a couple that were acceptable. So if you are on my card list, keep the bar low in what you might expect this year.

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. It is truly my favorite holiday – all of the warm fuzzies and family of Christmas, without the pressure and expectations.

Note to self for future Thanksgivings: Do not buy a smoked turkey at Sam’s Club. It will be dry and salty. And the gravy will be like a salt lick.

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4 Responses to “Thankful”

  1. MargieK Says:

    Nothing wrong with a collage photo for your card! My son went through a period of being very uncooperative when having his photo taken, ESPECIALLY with professional photographers. I think he’d gotten over it before he went to school. And he was an average teenager (good overall, with a few slip-ups).

  2. Heather Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Dana Says:

    Serena has never liked her picture taken and still doesn’t unless she feels like being a ham, which is not often when the camera is out. I love the crossed arms on Tessa and the term “teenage Tessa” made me LOL. I think you should take the worst photo of them and make that your card for this year. You have a great sense of humor and I think anyone on your list would get a laugh.

  4. Julie P Says:

    Ok – I just have to say that the picture of Tessa all by herself pouting/crying is hilarious- it seriously makes me LOL. And you have to admit that its incredibly ironic that you Michelle Smiles has a daughter that now refuses to smile for the camera. I agree with the PP that you should take the worst photo of each of them and use that as your card – it would be a riot! So glad Steve and your mom were with you for the holiday.

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