July 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Whew.  The past few days have been fun!filled! to say the least.  We ate lots of bad food {cotton candy, ice cream, cookies, chips & dip, you name it}, saw fireworks, lots of "oohs & ahhs", danced, our butts off, and enjoyed being with family.  It was fun but exhausting all at the same time.  I think we all really enjoyed the past 48 hours to the fullest.  Yes, we did, indeed.
{bubbles galore, "I wish I loved anything as much as my kid loves bubbles"}
So today, we rest.  It's a dark, rainy day, perfect for staying in and catching up.  For that, I am thankful.  Some days you need to just stay in PJs all day, take long naps {her, not me}, and finally get caught up on some house things.
We've been surrounded by family for the past few days {and all last weekend while we were without power} and all this family time has reminded me how lucky {i.e. thankful} I am, we are, to have such a close relationship.  My mother-in-law and I were just talking about this at the pool yesterday, how fortunate we are that all of our loved ones are close {emotionally and locality}.
My family is pretty small, there are only 11 of us in my local, immediate family, so our family gatherings are pretty low key and quiet.  We usually spend our time eating too much, watching a good movie, just being together, nothing {really} crazy.
My in-laws are quite the opposite.  Big, loud, fun, always something going on type of family.  It's a welcome change coming from my background. I love being in the hub-bub and the fact that Kendall has so many cousins to play with over there.  It's really special and always a great time {and great food}.
Either way, I am thankful for both families.  Although both are very different, they are both so amazing in their own ways. I am so happy that Kendall {and any future Dew babies} will be surrounded by so much love.
Hope you all had a fun and family filled holiday!


  1. She is such a ham! Love the pictures! Glad you guys had a great 4th! And future Dew babies? Hmm...

  2. Love your 4th pictures! I'm fairly certain between Tues & Weds I gained 5 lbs, but sooo worth it.

  3. Seriously, you have such a beautiful little family!

    And ugh, all that bad food. I felt guilty eating it all, but not too guilty to stop. Today? Guilty in full effect. Must. Work. Out. :)

  4. Gah. Her pics are amazing. She's so sweet.

  5. Sounds like you guys had a blast. Love the cute patriotic photos :)

  6. What a beautiful family! Love these photos of Kendall chasing bubbles. Glad y'all enjoyed the 4th with family and good food :)

  7. KP seriously has the most contagious smile!!