Erika and I spent a long time in the kitchen preparing for the Big Day when everybody would be here.
But before that, there were two big events that took place.
First Alli's sister Tatyana and her boyfriend Gibson came down from OU to see us on Tuesday. It was a huge surprise for Miss Alli. She was so excited when she found out they were coming that she did some cartwheels. :)
I am so thankful that Tatyana is in her life once again.
Tatyana and Gibson left for Oklahoma on Wednesday a.m. and then it was time to prepare for Anna's 15th birthday! YES! Anna is FIFTEEN!
In 9 days, Anna will have been home for 10 years. Wow!
Birthdays and Holidays have always been events that Anna has struggled with over the years.
She was moved alot during holiday times and I have documented many holiday times in my blog where there were struggles.
She got through her Birthday and Thanksgiving pretty well, and even smiled last night saying, "I made it through!" :)
Sarah created a gift finding hunt for her and she enjoyed her day.
Thanksgiving came quickly! We spent Thanksgiving Day with Uncle Bob, Joe, Becca and the Boys and Chuck, Jodie and the girls! They came all the way from New Mexico to be together. It was a very precious time seeing them!
Jodie and Truman.
Then came Friday.... It was a convergence of all siblings, and grand children. What fun!
Crazy, but fun!
And finally.... .Olivia got her hair cut from Auntie Becca. :)
The kids left for NM on Saturday A.M. and we will miss them as always.
BUT.... Kate graduates from High School in May and I believe we will be making every effort to be there. :)
Hope You all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!