The Macs

Monday, November 29, 2010

thanksgiving {2010}

Our Thanksgiving

getting ready for the big day

a hug for mama

gotta love a good sister-in-law

nice yams Rachel

quality time with Uncle Loren

tasty turkey

the two middle children
(they think they are the favorites!)

the feast

grandpa and grandma

words with friends break

me and the hubby

silly Tripp

the family photo

just the grandkids

Levi slept through most of his first Thanksgiving...

but he still thought the turkey was pretty great!

Thanksgiving was really hard for me again this year.
I have been struggling with a lot of emotions...
missing Cora,
my parents moving,
and having to let go of things that I don't want to let go of.
But, I can't help but smile when I look back at these pictures of my family.
I have so much to be thankful for.

I hope that this weekend you were able to thank God for who He is,
even if approaching the holidays has been difficult for you.
He is so worthy of our thanksgiving.

Can you believe that November is almost over?
Come back tomorrow for a giveaway!


Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

Sure looks like you did have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. I sure hope your parents didn't move to far away from you-my mom actually moved near us so this was her first Thanksgiving living in the same town. Holidays are always hard when a loved one is missing-I know though that God is Control and we can put our trust in Him-I do not know how non Christians can even make it. Thanks for posting-love seeing your pics-great photography-you are good.

November 29, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

They are nice aren't they.

November 29, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful holiday pictures! I thought of you on Thanksgiving and that I was thankful for you (which my husband would think is weird since we don't "know" each other!) and thankful for your ability to share so much of how God is working in your life. You are an inspiration. I am sorry you are having hard days missing Cora lately. I love the pic of Levi getting ready, those little everyday moments are the best.
Praying for you in FL!
aka babykatesmom

November 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

SWEET PICTURES ... looks like you have such a sweet family. My mom is far far away, like a whole other continent away and holidays are hard with family being so far BUT we are thankful that we have them and we make every minute count when we are together :) and we find ways to be close even when we are physically not close, you know?

So happy to see smiley faces together, you can feel the love when you look at them.

November 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

i know just what you mean. this time of year is so challenging for me, too. so full of hope and happiness, but also so full of sadness. i lean on God so much this time of year which makes me feel even more grateful. His love and comfort overwhelms me, it is so good.

take care!!

November 29, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger A said...

Your pictures are beautiful. This time is so hard for us, in that we have no children to share the joy of Christmas with, but we have many other blessings which we try to focus on instead of what we don't have.

November 29, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess, I am so sorry that you are missing her so much. I am praying for you.

Your thanksgiving looks beautiful. Really, really lovely! Thank you for the pictures.

November 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I am loving your short hair in these pics!

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures! Such sweet sweet memories that I know you will love looking back on.

And cute headband! Where'd you get it?

November 29, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

I'm so sorry your parents are moving :(
These pictures brought tears to my eyes, as I've missed my family {mostly my mom} so much this holiday season.

The food looked so yummy and Levi's smile in that high chair picture is priceless!

November 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

That last picture is so precious! Looks like a good time was had by all! :)

November 29, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

jess… you share your heart so eloquently! i'm sure in the midst of all the happiness it's still a struggle to have the waves of grief wash over you…
i'm so thankful you had such a happy time with your sweet cora and have memories of family times with her to carry you through. and so thankful for the ability for you to share sweet new memories with levi and the rest of your extended family. what a blessing our family community is!

November 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

What a beautiful family. I love all the photos.

November 29, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

What WONDERFUL pictures!

November 29, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

I'm sorry you were missing your Cora.

November 29, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Haggie810 said...

Levi is beautiful. I am not facing the same trials as you, but my thanksgiving was challenging this year too. We are facing some great trials in my family, and what's worse is that they were imposed by vindictive family members. It was still a great day though, and I am so thankful for the blessings in my life, and I know you are too. (((hugs)))

December 2, 2010 at 5:50 AM  

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