Rewind….Thanksgiving

Last week was a bit busy with catch up on work and home after a house full of family and then a weekend away in Boston, thus, I am just now able to post a quick recap of a wonderful holiday. It will be a photo recap…more for my benefit than anyone else’s 🙂

 

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We started the holiday week with lots of the white stuff!

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Casey was so lucky to be the first one home…Pop wasted no time putting him to work! The snow came so early – we had not put away our outdoor furniture!

 

We went to pick up Seamus at the airport Wednesday night and met fellow plebe families there…The Durfee’s were much more prepared than we were 😉

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So sweet that they included Conners and Seamus in their sign

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Some boys that are very happy to be home for the first time since June

As we were waiting, a local news reporter approached my friend Kim (holding balloons) and wanted to do a story on a happy homecoming. They ended up interviewing Kim, her son Jake, me and Seamus.

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Jake, Seamus and Conners…smiling nicely but ready to get home!

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Seamus is almost cracking a smile…game face is most photos these days….just missing Brendan though 😦

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And of course they had to measure to see if Seamus had grown at all….(much to his disappointment, he had not)

We arrived home at 9:30 or so and the boyz had a bonfire…despite 2 degree weather!

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They smartened up and came inside to hang in the basement….hmmm…do you think the grandparents who were sleeping upstairs got a good night’s sleep 😉

On Thanksgiving….My brother Tom and his family came (minus my nieces’ SOs)…DSC_0177

With a big group effort everything was delicious and came out on time 🙂

 

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We missed Bear but at least got to FaceTime with him…everyone standing around computer chatting with him ❤

 

 

Addy bonds with Steve’s mom thru princess chatter…she had all the dresses and Jeanne KNOWS her princesses…I do not know anyone who has been to Disney more than she has!

 

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I feel so blessed that our parents have established such a nice friendship and seem to truly enjoy each other’s company

Addy practices photography to walk in her mom’s footsteps…and Connor shows his skill as the ‘Puzzle Master’

 

Friday was pretty mellow and lovely…then Saturday we headed bright and early to Boston for the football game since Casey had to play (drums…not football!)IMG_0754

Gran was a trooper – went to her first football game in years just to see her grandson play in the band. 

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The boys had a ball…Seamus goes to football games all the time (mandatory at USNA to attend all home games) and is usually not thrilled (mostly because they are during what would otherwise be liberty time)…he loved it though and particularly thought the band added so much to the spirit of the game

Sunday we went to a brunch for the band and their families before saying goodbye and heading back home… it was lovely…and Steve made his mom walk just a few more steps for this photo op….she was ready for some rest after this weekend!

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Again…photo missing Brendan…looking forward to having him in some pics soon!

 

Thanks for letting me rewind…it allowed me to revisit a wonderful holiday…reviewing time with family and feeling blessed all over again feeds the love.

Many Blessings,

Suzanne

 

Happy December 1st!

Happy first day of the most magical month of the year! I love December and have celebrated December 1st since I was 9 years old.  This year is a bit different with no boyz at home :(… So I compensated by sending packages…

Brendan is getting the biggest package since he has to cook for himself. Trader Joe’s for the win! All Christmas themed – pasta, goldfish, cashews, chewies, clif bars, towels, lights, decorations, Christmas Vacation boxer briefs and of course Christmas cookies :)…

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Casey and Seamus received mostly the same things…

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And my niece Erin gave me the best shirt….

IMG_0801She made this with her ‘Cricket’ – she is so creative, talented and thoughtful 🙂

 

May the magic of December feed the love in your home…

Many Blessings,

Suzanne