"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, November 26, 2015

McCarty Thanksgiving

Today's Thanksgiving was at Kyle & Misty's. We had a wonderful time! 
 Kyle fried the turkey and it was delicious. 
Braeden, Grandpa & Kayla
 Lunch
  Braeden, Grandpa, Eleanor & Kayla
 I took Grandpa home after lunch & came back to find everyone nearly asleep! 
 Ken & Mom
 Drew & Kyle (yes, yes, Kyle's mustache is curled at the ends.  what do you call that?)
 Just relaxing and having a good time 
Made a mess looking at sale papers. 

I'm not sure what Drew & I would do without these two people. Love them. 
We very much missed having Casey, Sasha, Tessa & Payson with us this year but hope that they enjoyed their first Thanksgiving in their new home. 

Grateful

My heart is so grateful for what God has provided in 2015.  I am grateful for my past and my time as Alex & Emma's mommy because it has prepared me for this new adventure.  I am grateful for the young woman who never had a fair chance in life and for the incredible decision she made for her daughter to have more.  I am grateful for the time we spent getting to know her and that she chose us to be Eleanor's parents.  I am grateful for Esther, who listened when God placed us on her heart and has not only facilitated the legalities of Eleanor's adoption, but has shared in our joy.  I am grateful for each and every day that passed and how our story has unfolded.  I am grateful for my daughter.  I am grateful for the man that I share my life with.  I am grateful for this house that we call home.  I am grateful for Drew's career, the professional opportunities it provides and for a company that prioritizes family & faith.  I am grateful for family & friends that have journeyed with us, cried with us, and laughed with us.  To God be the glory!