The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Saturday, November 27, 2010


These photos don't look like much is going on, but they do say a lot about what I am thankful for:

I am thankful that God gave me my family.
I am thankful for family coming to visit.
I am thankful for family time together... eating, laughing, sharing, giving, receiving, planning, talking, hoping.

So if I haven't mentioned before, we love football. If it isn't Matthew playing pee-wee football, or Christina in the marching band at the HS football games, then it is Auburn football season. I did not attend Auburn, but my husband and his family sure did and boy did I get hooked into the craziness. (ok, seriously.... maybe not as crazy as them.)

Thanksgiving weekend is the beginning of the bowl games and the biggest game this week was the age old rivalry of Auburn U and the U of Alabama. What a game!

First quarter, look at these faces.... not so good. Alabama came out like gangbusters and Auburn looked like they weren't sure what game they were playing.

End of the 1st half - Auburn decides to play some football! Did you happen to notice the new TV Jacob's parents gave us for our early Christmas present??!! What an amazing surprise! Thank you!!!

Happy faces as Auburn pulls ahead and holds the game, winning by 1 point! Undefeated this entire season. One more win and we go to the national championship!

I am thankful for many things. These happy faces give me a happy face. For that I am very thankful.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Annie to you and your family!! Dirk misses these football matches for sure. Thanksgiving here is somewhat different... but nevertheless I am thankful for my family and friends!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! You really do have so much to be thankful for...we all do :)


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