Sunday, January 8, 2017

November 2016

November 2016

November started with cheering hard for the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series.  To be honest, I was happy with whoever won - I just wanted to see a good game and Game 7 was amazing!

We celebrated Grace's 7th birthday this month.  She is becoming quite the smart little lady.  We had a birthday party for her at a local bounce house place.  Our poker face daughter actually showed some real enthusiasm when opening her birthday gifts! :)

I had the honor of hosting Thanksgiving this year with the Vandervaart family.  Pete's parents did the turkey and stuffing and I did the other side items/desserts.  I THOUGHT I did a good job, unfortunately, the majority of the guests were vomiting within 48 hours - oops!

Here are some pictures from our month of November:

Claire had to get two teeth pulled.  They had to stick a needle in her gums over 8 times to numb her appropriately before they pulled out the teeth.  As much as I love Claire, I was very anxious about how this would go.  Claire blew me away that day.  She was brave, took deep breaths, and did a wonderful job!

Pete and I watching Game 7 of the World Series:

We went to Indianapolis the first weekend in November for a family wedding.  We stayed with my brother and his family and had a great time.  The cousins really enjoyed spending time together.

Happy Birthday, Grace!

Pete was "mystery reader" for Grace this month and had fun reading to her class

Check out that excitement...

We had party for Grace at a local bounce house and the 25 kids had a great time!  The kids were exhausted by the end!

We hosted our 6th Annual Friendsgiving and had a wonderful time!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends in Ohio!

We decorated for Christmas right before Thanksgiving (our family tradition)

One evening, we went to a local park where there was a Christmas light display.

On Thanksgiving, we woke up and delivered over 40 meals to those less fortunate.  We had a great time as a family and hope and pray that it taught some humility and gratitude to our children.

Pictures from our family Thanksgiving

Our three biggest blessings

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