Beam Family Blog

Thanksgiving December 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Beam @ 6:00 am


I love Thanksgiving.  No stress over gifts or business, just time to relax and enjoy family.  Luckily, I have the most wonderful family ever!!  We all got together at my Aunt and Uncle’s house, ate dinner and then sat around the fire pit (my Dad claims that my mom’s family is a bunch of pyros…I personally feel that Fire Marshal Bill is exaggerating).

Everyone knows that my kids love their Granny and Grumpy (can’t blame them, they are pretty great); but getting a picture of the three of them is getting increasingly difficult.  Madison always does what she is supposed to, but Eli is ALWAYS looking at what he would rather be doing and lately Lillie has decided that not smiling (and consequently making her Mommy crazy) is much more fun that the traditional smile for the camera.  The funny thing is she begs for me to take her picture, just so she can not smile…stinker.  I love the picture anyway.


This is a much better way to catch Lillie smiling…she LOVES her “Gumpy”.


I also love, love, love my Aunt Barb, Uncle Rick and cousins Jarred and Dakota.  They are lots of fun.  We are lucky to live so close.  Madison lately has been very quick to remind me lately during discussions about our family that these four are part of our immediate family.  I love that my kids get to grow up enjoying the same personalities that I did as a kid.



3 Responses to “Thanksgiving”

  1. Aunt Barb Says:

    My dear Mandy how beautifully you have grown into this wonderful person and outstanding mother. We love you all so much and Thanksgiving was so much fun!!
    Ok I read somewhere that you had some time (which I can’t believe!) so we need to get together for some more family pics. ; )

  2. Penny Says:

    Look at that curly hair Lillie has…wonderful pictures and so cute family Mandy!

  3. Hannah Says:

    Mandy the pictures are great!

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