I LOVE this time of year. The holidays = family time, celebrations, love, parties, traditions. This year is extra special because we have one more thing to be thankful for, little Jace of course!
|Jace made this with his very own fingertips. He LOVED painting!|
I am thankful for so many things. At the top of that list are my husband, Jacey, my Mom, Dad, and brother, my extended family and in laws, a roof over my head, food on the table, my amazing and wonderful friends, and being truly the happiest I've ever been in life!
Thanksgiving morning, we went over to Jecca and Brett's house for a little holiday breakfast, good company and a warm fire. This was a good test for Christmas and I learned very quickly that Jace doesn't function well without his naps! haha. He was a little bit of a wreck with all the excitement and shortened naps throughout the day, but that didn't hinder him from playing with the dogs, laughing with Grandpa, letting Grandma feed him, watching football with Uncle Brett and Jeff, and gawking at his Aunties.
|The Rafuse Sistas|
|Uncle Brett & Auntie Jecca|
|Grandma & Grandpa Rafuse|
|Uncle Jeff & Auntie Sarah|
|Taking a cat nap with mama|
|Football with Uncle Brett & Uncle Jeff|
Later that night after a little nap we went to my parents house for a huge feast! <Time to put those scales away!!> It was great seeing everyone... Great Grandma and Grandpa, my Mom & Dad, My Aunts & Uncles, and all of my cousins. Jace enjoyed his first "meat" in the form of pureed Gerber food. Turkey & Sweet Potatoes! I think he's almost ready for a cheeseburger! ;)
|Hanging with "Auntie" Sarah|
|Being silly with Great Grandma|
|TEETHING. Chewing on anything he can get his hands on|
|Lucas & Olivia|
|Jace Rylan... downing his food as usual!|
We hope that you ALL had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family is living a blessed and thankful life!