Friday, November 28, 2008

Giving Thanks for Family

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hosted it again at our house this year. As a host, I find it difficult to sit down and spend as much quality time with our guests as I'd like to, but I do find time to sneak away and spend some time with my niece and nephews.

My nephew, Jorge - a big kindergartner this year


Mia (left) with my 4 1/2 year old niece, Lucy.
I think they look like twins in this picture.
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And my youngest nephew Joe, the Entertainer. 1 1/2 year old Joe had us all rolling with laughter all afternoon. This kid has a million and one faces, and I think he used them all yesterday. Let me just say, he has a way with the ladies. :-) Some might say I went overboard taking pictures of him, but I just couldn't resist. I mean, please. C'mon. Could you?

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Mia with my brother Rob and Lucy. Mia just ADORES Lucy. Can you tell? :-)

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Lucy and her mommy - my SIL, Shelly
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Thank you, God, for blessing our family with these amazing children!!!


Anonymous said...

So many cuties over your way! Happy Giving Thanks!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your niece and nephews are the many faces of Joe...what a riot!! Sounds like you had a great day and it looks like Mia and Leila enjoyed spending time with their cousins!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Chris and Deb said...

You have such a beautiful family Michelle! Chris' side of the family will soon have a 5th country Ethiopian niece will be next and we are so excited...we will have our own little UN!! :) The faces of jmoe are priceless....he looks like he could be a real ham! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Chris and Deb said...

Oops....meant Joe....not jmoe! :)

Missy said...

Hi Michelle,

Good golly, it must have been difficult to get too much accomplished with that much cuteness running around.

You have such a lovely family and extended family! That Joe is a lil' charmer, for sure : )

Love all of your pictures. Glad your day was filled with life's most wonderful blessings!

mommy24treasures said...

you are so blessed to have a family that shares the wonderful miracle of adoption. I have enjoyed seeing Joe grow up on your blog! He is so adorable!!!!
Yes the girls do look like twins! Your older nephew is pretty handsome too! Those beautiful eyes...

Jill said...


delucchi family said...

You have a beautiful family.
Have a fantastic christmas
Love Jules

Joe and Jane said...

What a fun time you had! Little Joe is so expressive - I'd snap away too!

Felicia said...

What a blessing...all these beautiful children in your family. Your little nephew is a hoot...I can tell he's all personality.

Norah said...

So many cuties to take pictures of!

I know I have commented here before, but I am not sure if I realized you were waiting for your 10 yr old daughter. We just brought home our 8 yr old daughter this past July!

Becki party of 5 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, you have a beautiful family, what gifts from God!

Marla said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. With all these cuties I bet it wasn't hard.

Mom To Six said...

Oh my! What beautiful faces. And you are so right! Joe's expressions are priceless! God bless all of your sweeties.

Anonymous said...

Love the new picture of the girls on your header! It's beginning to look so much like CHRISTmas in blogland!!!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

I have missed 'blogging' with you!!!! Forgive me for not being able to join you in Orlando during your trip~ I truly hope that we will have another opportunity when life is just a bit calmer here!

So for now my friend, Happy Holidays!! And a big hug!!!

Steffie B. said...

They are all stunning..... ;)

Beverly said...

love the header picture.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday... and you are right - Joe's personality just screams out to one and all!