Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Yes, I realize it's 3 days before Christmas, but at least these are up before Christmas! :)

Thanksgiving this year was definitely one for the books - the ENTIRE fam came to Portland, including my nephew Luke who many of us met for the first time.  Many also met Easton for the first time, and a few met Eliana for the first time.

There may very well be a dis-proportionate amount of Luke photos (or baby photos, period) and to that all I can say is, I was in baby heaven and loving every second of it!

These are some of the moments I will forever cherish -

Making Romo dishes with my sisters and getting old family recipes from mom

Cousins Luke & Easton meeting for the first time

Nomers meeting Eliana for the first time
Eliana teaching Easton to crawl - what a helpful older cousin she was!  I'm fairly certain she was attempting to ride him in the second picture.

Temper tantrums thrown by little miss Kadence - she was down there for quite a while!
Sweet baby Luke and his momma Lyg - seriously, how can you resist the cuteness?!

Uncle Josh and Easton

The Heler girls together again!

PART OF...the feast!

Serious Spades playing by the men - yep, Reid managed to make Spades converts of them all!
And don't even get me started on Catch Phrase!  Playing into the wee hours of the morning - it was most definitely one of the highlights of Thanksgivng weekend!

Lots of silliness and laughter had by all, even little miss Eliana!

Proud grandma and mister Luke
Grandpa Heler and miss Kadence

Insanely fabulous Oreo Cheesecakes made by one Naomi
I wonder if he had enough to eat...
Oldest cousin Miss Mackenzie & Easton

Grandpa Heler & youngest grand-baby Luke
Bestowing much much love upon Luke - he enjoyed it, we promise!

Zoe got plenty of love too, especially from grandma Heler who met her grand-puppy for the first time

Bowling fun - Deric had some serious moves and just check out the crazy hair on Easton!
Had to end with mister Luke who simply melted my heart the few days I had with him - plans for a Dallas visit are already in the works!


Naomi said...

Awww I love all of the pics. I miss everyone so much already, especially litle Luke. Those kissable cheeks of his. I know you have a million more pics. Please post them on Flikr soon.

jgorger said...

Love it! Love the candid shots! Great pictures! Looks like a wonderful time! All your nieces and nephews are so beautiful and HAPPY...oh my word. I bet they just filled your house with such fun that weekend! Thanks for sharing these!

Kami said...

Great pics, Tabs!! Very sharp. The food makes me want to lick the screen....

Tabitha Jivcu said...

Thanks Tabitha for posting this blog and the beautiful pictures! What an awesome time you guys had with the WHOLE family..just wonderful! Baby Luke & Easton are adorable!!! Esther (my sis) was just in Texas and couldn't stop talking about how cute Luke was :) I Love Naomi's hair...nice to see the blond back! Lygia & two look great after just having babies! Such small little things that change our lives forever. Lastly, I love the sister group pictures! Thanks for sharing these moments.

Bobi said...

Oh I agree with Tabitha J. Loved all the photos and I have to say that they really tell a beautiful story of family, fun and of course good food. I can't even pick my favorite of the photos, as I was scrolling down I found myself thinking oh that's my favorite photo... but that thought kept coming up with each new photo. Good job Tab. I think all the photographs are incredible, you are an artist. Keep up the blogging because lady I've been looking forward to this post for some time. I won't scold you anymore about not blogging more often. But I hope I don't have to wait till Easter to see your Christmas photos. ;)
you know I love you.

Faith said...

WOW! That looks like SO much fun!! :)