We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend in Dallas! Justin and Aly have the most beautiful twin boys…What a miracle they are! Just look at what God has done:
So identical that it is nearly impossible to tell them apart!
We had prepared Ryley by telling her that she may not be allowed to hold the babies. Being preemies, there are plenty of health risks in the first year. We have all taken tons of Vitamin C in the last two months and have managed to stay healthy just so we could see them. So what a wonderful surprise when within an hour of arriving, Ryley was able to hold both Will and Jack! She was at the height of her glory!
Then I got to hold a baby too! I don’t remember which one; I think it was Will. :-)
While the rest of us started Thanksgiving dinner….
Mommy and Daddy fed Thanksgiving dinner to Will and Jack!
Uncle Ryan and a baby :-)
Ryley was such a good helper! She read to the babies…
and made sure their blankets were just right.
There is so much tenderness and love in Ryley’s heart, and it was so beautiful to watch!
I love this picture of Ryley with Mammaw and Pappaw!
Look how Justin multi-tasks….
Playing Apples to Apples
More games with Pappaw:
Ryley and Betsy
Ryley and Mammaw
Ryley and her Baby Sarah:
Super Ryley, Super Will, and Super Jack!
We took some family pictures at a park:
It got pretty silly. :-)
What an amazing weekend!!! It was a 14-hour drive each way, but well-worth it!
By the way, the route through New Mexico is not as fast as the route through Kansas/Oklahoma. We highly recommend avoiding Amarillo and all the little towns between there and Dallas.
So we are back in the swing of things now, and I think we all had a bit of the blues today. I have been feeling “behind” since it seems everyone has already decorated for Christmas, and I haven’t even thought about it yet. I expressed that to Ryley, and since we were expecting snow in the forecast, she said, “Well, sometimes the weather does the decorating!” Very sweet.
True enough, we had three inches of snow by this morning.
Now off to bed!