Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thankful Thursday: New Year's Recap!

 Before I get into the post, I just want to apologize for not leaving comments yesterday.  Blogger and my computer have been acting up on me.  Please know I have been reading and trying to comment, but it just doesn't always work out!

Today I am so thankful for my grandparents!  I was fortunate enough to know four of my great-grandparents, and all of my grandparents.  My last great-grandmother passed away my first year out of college, and my paternal grandparents both passed away in the last 3 years.  I loved them all so much.  My maternal grandparents are still here and only live an hour away, so we get to visit them a lot!  

On New Year's Day, Little Man and I went to Spartanburg to meet most of my family at our grandparents' house.  We had lots of fun, and it was a great way to start off the new year.  I held true to my resolutions and ate small portions and didn't drink the caffeinated sweet tea!  It was hard!  I also caught myself mid-sentence about to say something negative about someone and changed my wording real quick :)

So my grandfather (Ray-Ray) wanted to try to give Little Man's 2 year old cousin some eggnog, but she wouldn't drink it.  Little Man couldn't get enough! (no alcohol of course!)


Where's my eggnog??

Cousin W on the table.  Don't know where she learned that!

Little Man and Cousin E

One of Little Man's new favorite facial expressions

We ventured down to the picture wall in the basement.  This is my mom in high school :)

The boys sleeping on the couch

Ray-Ray with E and Little Man

Effie and cousin W

Happy Thursday Y'all!


Cool Gal said...

Beautiful picture of your mom.

It's nice your grandparents live close by and you all got to spend with them on New Year's Day.

Love the image of the men sleeping. That's such a "man thing."

Have a great Thursday!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I love seeing pictures of your little man. Wanna know something so funny! We cal my niece and my son Cousin E and Little Man! ironic huh? Looks like a great time and I need to do the resolution with you about saying negative things! I catch myself all the time! XO

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a fun family time! And so precious that your children get to know your grandparent. That's wonderful!

flip flops and pearls said...

Y'all are the sweetest family!!

Love the pictures....LOVE the one where the guys are sleeping inbetween awake girlies:)

Happy Thursday!!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

Those are the cutest pictures! I love the new facial expressions!
It is so nice that your grandparents are so close by!

Shannon said...

How fun is that that W loves eggnog! I haven't had it ever and I'm 31! I just might be missing something!

That second pic is a stitch! So cute!

The Regal Pup said...

Good for you for sticking to your resolutions! I'm still coming up with mine :)

Looks like a nice family gathering! Fun!

Shelby said...

He is too sweet! I love his little chubby cheeked smile! :)

Llama said...

I am so sorry for your losses, yet so very happy that you were able to meet so many of your grand and great grandparents. I think that it is truly amazing. I too was able to meet three great grandparents and all of my grandparents. Sadly I only have one Grandmother left, yet I am truly blessed to have memories of each of them remain with me.
The picture of you mom is so precious. Im sure you treasure it.

Little Man~ Eggnog is the greatest isnt it?