Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! (Late!)

Ok, so I am a bit late on this one. But, as usual, it has been a bit crazy in the Billman household! Thanksgiving was a really nice day. Mark's sister Melissa came the night before, so we all woke up that morning and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast (blueberry pancakes - YUM!). We came back and hung around the house, and then Melissa and I cooked dinner. Even though it was only going to be the 4 of us, we went ahead and made the full meal - Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and bread. It was so good! And I was so grateful for a relaxing day, and that Mark was home.
The next day was just as relaxing and fun. I started the day off with a massage and foot treatment! Mark had gotten me a gift certificate for Valentine's Day, and I still had not used it. So, since he would be home to watch Chris, I got to go. Oh, I was in heaven! Afterwards I headed out for a bit of shopping, and I actually got a good start on Christmas gifts.
Saturday I headed over to Orlando to help out at a wedding.. but more on that later. And then Sunday was a day to recover!
So, that's a quick rundown of the past few days. All of that plus the fact that Mark was hogging the computer means that I didn't get much work done. But, now life is returning to normal - so it's back to work :) Anyways, here's a few pictures from the last few days:

Chris got into the goldfish crackers AGAIN. Fortunately this time he only dumped them on the table, and not all over the rest of the house! He was quite pleased with himself!

Our Thanksgiving table
Chris loved having Aunt Melissa to play with!

Last night Mark and I came into the living room only to discover Chris in the middle of praying! He had his hands folded, and was just babbling away. But we knew he was praying because every so often he would open up his hands and exclaim "Amen!" (the only intelligible word he said!) He would then start again. I don't know where this came from, as we always pray before meals and bed but aren't really in the habit of just stopping and praying. I can only hope and pray that the Spirit is already moving in his young heart!

Here's my 16 week belly :) I am feeling much better now, and even graduated into maternity clothes!


Melanie said...

Oh my goodness...what a sweet special moment! (Chris praying) Isn't it so very amazing to watch faith in action in those so young? (And don't you wish you had an interpreter?! :D ) Happy late Thanksgiving!

amy said...

I LOVE that praying picture of Chris! And thanks for sharing pictures of your growing tummy for all of us friends who wish they lived closer! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Kristin said...

I luv the goldfish picture ... he's such a cutie! ... the praying was such a sweet capture too!

Shalane said...

Aw, I loved this post! The goldfish pile is hilareous-he just loves those lil things :) The praying picture is so cute~you have to wonder what he was saying in his little language. And you're belly is awesome!! I can't wait to see you in 20 days!