Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Not Just One . . . But Three!

Our family is packing a little extra around the middle area these days. Thanksgiving began one week early with a glorious trip to the Oregon Coast. We spent the weekend at a HUGE beach house in Lincoln city celebrating the up-coming Holiday with Ryan's fam. Ryan, Brielle, and I got totally spoiled with the best room (or should I say suite) in the whole house--complete with a king size bed, jetted tub, personal TV, and Ocean view balcony. There are some awesome perks to having a baby and a wonderful Grandma who none-stop spoils!!

We are just taking off from the IF airport in this pic and Brielle was super fascinated with the quick changing view out her window.

Can you believe that she has been on 15 flights already?!

Our first night at the beach and Brielle is ready to get the party started!! SO this is the BEFORE picture . . . . . . . .

And this is the AFTER . . . . . . . . If you look closely her shirt says "Let's party in my room 2:00 am Bring your own bottle" A gift from Grandma Maureen picked up in Vegas.

Some football fun with Aunt Amy!

I was excited to introduce Brielle to the beach and the beautiful Ocean. I have always said I was born in the wrong state--I was supposed to grow up next to a warm beach. Maybe my dream of owning my own island will come true some day!

This is the view from our balcony. What a precious shot of the two of 'em hugh

We spent Thanksgiving day at my Grandma Bowman's house where we ate yet again of course.

After stuffing our faces we all went around and said what we are thankful for. I have to share with you what my Grandma Patterson said because I intend to make it into a bumper sticker and make my millions :) As she was expressing her love for my Grandpa she told us, "In all my years of marriage I've never considered divorce--murder maybe--but never divorce." My Grams should have been a stand up comedian. I would have paid good money to see her!

We caught Grandma eating hot chocolate from the package. This is her coaxing Grandpa into "just a bite." I missed the After pic of the face he pulled when he gave in--Oh it was PRICELESS!

A four-generation shot. Grandma Bowman, my mom, me, and my Bri-baby.
Our third and final Thanksgiving celebration was spent at Amber's home (Brielle's other home, or so she thinks). I am sad to say I only took a handful of pics there so I need to get better about breaking out my camera when we are with my family.
Thanks for some awesome Thanksgiving memories EVERYONE!!!