Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Trip......

It was so wonderful to visit with all the family at Thanksgiving, Terry's "group" is always a hoot to be around, never boring and if you do not have a good time its your own default!! I am glad to get back home though, to my safe place, to the place where Joel's presence is somewhat here, the things he touched and places he went, so there is comfort here in my zone. Its always so hard for me to leave on journey's, like when we spend the night somewhere else, because it feels like I have left him and to return it brings me back to the place where I took care of him......home. Now, I want to share some about our trip but mostly pictures, Anna took about 700 but I will spare you from that!!! On Wednesday evening we went to Terry's brothers Indoor Bating Cages that he has a s business, our children really enjoyed that. Of course later in the evening's the games began and the late nights......and coffee!!! Thursday, Terry's mom fixed a beautiful meal as I am sure many of you had as well. Terry's dad smoked a turkey too and it was delicious. The afternoon was spent recovering from all the intake of food:) One tradition that our crew has is to go play football on a large field, so off they went, they all play to win, Terry and his brother Todd have always been involved in sports and they are very competitive. All the younger children enjoyed playing and visiting with heir cousins and playing hide and seek in Na Na's house (Terry's mom) Friday our family and a few others went to the beach at Galveston, we took a lot of pictures and had a fun time there. I 'll post our family picture later as I am using it for our Christmas picture. Friday evening we have a tradition of ordering pizza and getting Blue Bell ice-cream, but this time we topped it out with placing an order to go of 21 pizza's!!!! I know, Burnett family, you can not believe that, but this night it was Morris servings and not B servings!! We had quite a few guests that joined us too!! Caleb, Daniel and Bethany gave a concert with music and then later the game of Canasta began, several of them lasting until about 3:30 am and I went in to wake our crew up at 4:00 am to leave to come home, and Bethany said, "we have only been a sleep for 30 minutes." We had a good trip home and now we will be getting ready for their other grandfather, "Paps," to come on Thursday to do Christmas with children. So here are the pictures........









5 comments:

Lockwoods said...

That last picture...it made me hungry! :) Right now, when I make pizza here at home, I have to make 4 very large ones to cover everyone...I can't imagine how many I'll have to make when they are all teenagers! What beautiful beach pictures! Praise the Lord you all had such a nice time together. I was thinking of and praying for you and while I might not have time to look at 700 pictures, I wouldn't mind seeing 300 or so :)
love,
Jaynee

Jessica said...

The photos at the beach are beautiful. I love the denim with white, too.

Christy said...

These are amazing photos. The fruits of your marriage are beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story about your weekend. Looks like you all had some great family time. Love the photos. Would love to see more, although 700 is quite a bit. Pizza is a favorite of ours as well, especially when we are feeding a large crowd. How many of you were there when you ordered 21 pizzas? Just curious. Take care. Praying for you each day.
Marie in NC

Mountain Mama said...

Tell Anna she is doing a fabulous job with her pictures. I feel like I am there.

Looks like you had a great time.

blessings,
ashley