Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Man I am so grateful for these two loves of my life. And how cute is it that they are totally matching?

And let me just say a few things about these cuties. Spence is honestly amazing at everything he does. He is so sweet to Lance and I. I couldn't ask for a better husband, father, and friend.

And Lance, wow, he just amazes us every day. Today I was looking at him walking around and exploring our apartment and he was just so dang cute. I love that he is walking and has such a new found freedom. He is so smart. He can say about 5 animal sounds, knows some of the facial body parts, can say several words, and is jabbering in his own language all day. It is adorable. He has also started to do this laugh that is two hard laughs right out loud and it just makes us laugh every time he does it. Sometimes when it is quiet, I think Lance has gotten into some trouble, and he is usually just sitting there reading his books. He is so happy and so chill. I don't have a clue why Spence and I lucked out getting the most amazing kiddo in the world, but we are so grateful for him and love him so dang much!

We had a lovely time at one of our friends houses. Because Spencer goes to an international business school, we enjoyed Thanksgiving with people from all over the world, and also enjoyed dishes from their native countries in addition to the traditional food. We are so grateful for the opportunity we have had to come to Arizona, for Spence to be educated at such an amazing school, for all the cultural experiences we have had, and for the many wonderful friends we have made.

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I am grateful for our families who we missed a ton today, but will see them very shortly for the Christmas holidays and Speen's graduation.

I am grateful for the good health we have been blessed with.

I am grateful we are able to live in this country and for the freedoms we enjoy and the opportunities that are available to us.

And most importantly I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ which is the staple of our lives.

Hope you all had a wonderful day as well!


Isn't this picture awesome? That is our friend Will's hand compared to my hand... WHAT?!? We all come in different shapes and sizes and I am grateful for everyone's individuality!


Erika Hanks said...

How fun to have a culture spin on Thanksgiving! Love the matching shirts Lance and Spence have on! So dang cute.

Criscell said...

Glad to hear you guys had a good Thanksgiving with all your friends.

Did you get my email reply about the R.S. Progressive dinner handout for Sunday? It looked great, I just wanted you to add a map if there's any way you can figure out how to do that! Let me know what you think and thanks so much for doing it!

Suzi said...

Cute pics! How nice to be able to spend Thanksgiving with good friends. Glad it was a good one!

Sean, Siri, Addie and Connor said...

We missed you guys, but it looks like you had fun.
You guys need to come over and Rock out with us again!

James said...

sign me up katie! love to see your fam

Melissa said...

Happy Thanks to you guys too! It is really nice to have good people around when we cant be with family... Miss you guys :)

Ashlee Swensen said...

I think you are all so great. It is nice to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. I love Thanksgiving.

Nick and Maddy Winward said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Wow your little guy is getting so big!

anneandryan said...

Hey! What a cute family you are. I can't wait to see you in December. Lance is getting so big.

Kim said...

Thats AWESOME that you had a great Thanksgiving! It sounds like you had a BLAST!
And either your hands are really small...or his are really big! Holy cow! Talk about a difference in size:-)
Hope to see ya around soon! Being gone for 2 weeks is too long, I'm thinkin.

Vic, Linds, and the girls... said...

hope you had a fun thanksgiving!!! That picture doesn't count with your hand, bc you have the smallest hands ever.

Frei Family said...

That looks like it was a very fun, very unique Thanksgiving!! What awesome memories!! Lance is looking so cute, btw!!

john and brenda said...

Katie, I have loved you in our ward and will miss you. Will you ever come back to visit? I am thankful that you have a job to go to. You are such a great family. Good luck.

Leeshie Lou said...

I swear you three can not get any cuter!!! I love that we are blogging friends!