I love Thanksgiving time. It is the start of the holiday season but more than that it is the start of family gatherings. We had our Jobes Thanksgiving in Stillwater this year and it was great. We got to see the addition to the house that Scott's brother had done over a year ago. We also got to see the new addition to another house,one that we had never met. He is 21 months old and cute as he can be. Just like his sisters in looks, but all boy. I don't think he sat still for one minute except to take a few pictures. These are all cousins and everyone was willing to let me take their picture. We were outside looking at the show cattle and the boys wanted to play on the hay bales. So we put everyone up there and took some shots. It was not in the best place due to the sun position, but we did not have a good spot at that time honestly. We always have a good time when we get together. Scott's brother and I tend to talk computers or travel, the other guys sit around talking guns, work, or hobbies and the women talk about family and current events. The food was wonderful as the Jobes' family has some great cooks. Ham and turkey were both served and of course all the trimmings. It was great.
I love getting together with family, that is why we moved back to this area. I had missed seeing my family and having the chance to see them when I wanted. Moving back "home" has allowed me to see my cousins, aunts and uncles, of course my parents and once in a while my brothers. I see their family but they are always busy. So now the busy time of year will begin, but I look forward to getting together with groups of people and just visiting and of course eating. Something I do quite well. Food and Fun, sounds good to me. Not to mention the decorating of the new home for Christmas, the burning logs in the fireplace for that special smell, the lights on the house to shine for many to see. The gifts shopped for and then wrapped so carefully. The right paper for the right person. The planning, the preparing, the partying, yes, it really does sound good to me. Yes, I love this time of year. The fall colors, the brisk air, the bustle of busy-ness and the joy of holiday togetherness.